Atom VS notepad-plus-plus

Compare Atom vs notepad-plus-plus and see what are their differences.


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Atom notepad-plus-plus
198 184
57,515 15,936
0.7% 2.1%
8.4 9.6
6 days ago about 3 hours ago
JavaScript C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Atom. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of notepad-plus-plus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-14.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Atom and notepad-plus-plus you can also consider the following projects:

Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code

notepadqq - A simple, general-purpose editor for Linux

Geany - A fast and lightweight IDE

vscodium - binary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing

Spyder - Official repository for Spyder - The Scientific Python Development Environment

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

KDevelop - Cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP

Light Table - The Light Table IDE ⛺

obs-studio - OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

TextMate - TextMate is a graphical text editor for macOS 10.12 or later