Best Open Source Text Editors Tools

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:48 by aatif

The text editor is a computer program used for writing code, editing text files such as configuration files, creating user instruction files, and much more. A text editor used for different types of purposes by different kinds of people at a huge level. Text editors mostly used by web developers and programmers to write and edit markup and programming languages.

Let's us see some of the best open-source text editors.

Vim Editor
Vim is an open-source advanced command-line-based text editor. It is a configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved and enhanced version of the VI editor. It is written in C, Vim script language and supported across platforms like Unix, Linux, Windows NT, OS X, iOS, Android, AmigaOS. Vim provides the features of completion, comparison, and merging of files. It also provides features of the comprehensive, integrated help system, extended regular expressions, scripting languages, and provide the support of plugins in a graphical user interface.

Gedit is an excellent, powerful open-source general-purpose Graphical User Interface (GUI) based text editor. It comes by default with the Gnome desktop environment. It is simple to use and comes with a simple interface and enables us to use it for text coding and programming functions. It is written in C, Python languages and released under the GNU General Public License. It provides the features of multi-language, spells checking. It provides support for UTF-8 and provides the features highly customizable syntax highlighting. It also provides the features of search and replaces text and clipboard support functionalities.

The nano is an open-source easy-to-use text editor. It is the clone of the aging Pico text editor. It is a command-line text editor, used very simple key combinations in order to work with files. It is written in C language and supported across platforms. It is released under the GNU General Public License. It provides the features of colored text, regular expression search, and replaces. It also provides smooth scrolling, multiple buffers, rebind-able key support, and undoing and redoing of editorial changes.