Open source Text editors for Linux


Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell, and based on everything we love about our favorite editors. We designed it to be deeply customizable, but still approachable using the default configuration. (MIT)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X


Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it. With new features and extensions released every 3-4 weeks, it's like getting presents all year long. (MIT)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X


enki is a text editor for programmers. It's user friendly, hacker friendly, extensible and cross-platform. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD

GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X


jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor written in Java. (GPL)



Kate is a multi document editor, based on a rewritten version of the kwrite editing widget of KDE, offering all the features of that plus a bunch of its own. (LGPL)

Linux - FreeBSD


SciTE is a free source code editor which includes useful features such as syntax styling, error indicators, folding, code completion and call tips. (HPL)

Linux - Windows


Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

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