Best Open Source Text Editors Tools

  • Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:48 by aatif

The text editor is a computer program which used for for writing code, editing text files such as configuration files, creating user instruction files and much more. A text editor used for different type of purposes by different kind of people at a huge level. Text editors mostly used by web developers and programmer 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 configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is improved and enhanced version of 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 Gnome desktop environment. It is simple to use and come with simple interface and enable 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 a multi-language, spell checking. It provides the support for UTF-8 and provide the features of highly customizable syntax highlighting. It also provides the features of search and replace 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 replace. It also provides the smooth scrolling, multiple buffers, rebind able key support, and undoing and redoing of editorial changes.