Compare Xfce, Visual Studio Code, Notepad++, and TextPad

Pricing

 
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Xfce
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Visual Studio Code
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Notepad++
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TextPad
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
9.1
9.2
8.8
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
9.0
9.2
9.1
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.2
9.5
9.4
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
8.6
9.2
8.8
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
6.9
8.4
8.3
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
8.9
9.0
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.9
9.5
8.8
7.5
Meets Requirements
Xfce
8.5
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Notepad++
9.2
TextPad
8.8
Ease of Use
Xfce
8.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Notepad++
9.2
TextPad
9.1
Ease of Setup
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Notepad++
9.5
TextPad
9.4
Ease of Admin
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Notepad++
9.2
TextPad
8.8
Quality of Support
Xfce
6.9
Visual Studio Code
8.4
Notepad++
8.3
TextPad
8.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Xfce
Not enough data available
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Notepad++
9.0
TextPad
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Xfce
8.9
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Notepad++
8.8
TextPad
7.5

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
83.3%
43.7%
31.7%
37.1%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
8.3%
31.0%
31.8%
24.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.3%
25.3%
36.5%
38.1%
Xfce
Small-Business
83.3%
Mid-Market
8.3%
Enterprise
8.3%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
43.7%
Mid-Market
31.0%
Enterprise
25.3%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.7%
Mid-Market
31.8%
Enterprise
36.5%
TextPad
Small-Business
37.1%
Mid-Market
24.7%
Enterprise
38.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
33.3%
Computer Software
31.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Information Technology and Services
19.2%
 
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Computer Software
19.8%
Computer Software
12.5%
 
Telecommunications
13.3%
Internet
7.4%
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
5.8%
 
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Higher Education
3.2%
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
5.8%
 
Program Development
6.7%
Retail
2.3%
Higher Education
3.6%
Financial Services
5.0%
 
Other
20.0%
Other
32.5%
Other
45.1%
Other
51.7%
Xfce
Internet
33.3%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Telecommunications
13.3%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Program Development
6.7%
Other
20.0%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
31.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Internet
7.4%
Higher Education
3.2%
Retail
2.3%
Other
32.5%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Computer Software
19.8%
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
3.6%
Other
45.1%
TextPad
Information Technology and Services
19.2%
Computer Software
12.5%
Internet
5.8%
Higher Education
5.8%
Financial Services
5.0%
Other
51.7%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Benjamin B.
User in Internet

- Rock solid stability. Fantastic performance on the weakest of machines as it is so lightweight. - Highly customizable with the ability to customize every part of your desktop, install tray widgets and use various GTK themes and icon-sets. - Easy to...

Peter J.
User in Information Technology and Services

I really like the quick panel and all sorts of things you can do with it. The theme switcher is also really good I had to install plugins to get that feature in sublime (which I think should be a priority). Debugging is omething we backend developers rarely...

Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Ujwal G.
User in Financial Services

The ability of texpad to deal large files that are more than 500 mb is a rare and appreciated quality of fully functional text editor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

Richard M.
User

I do not like that sometimes the environment gets dirty and gives unknown errors and the only way to repair them is by restarting the environment. It can improve the speed of the environment and the integration with different platforms.

G2 Crowd User in Higher Education

It does not support complex browsing for file structure, does not have good intellisense.

Matthew G.
User in Computer Software

Weird shortcuts is a main one, not intuitive at all. As well they could support more code extensions (json) natively. There's not much to dislike but there's not much to like, and that's the main problem. In a sea of great text editors that are worth...

 
Xfce
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Benjamin B.
User in Internet

- Rock solid stability. Fantastic performance on the weakest of machines as it is so lightweight. - Highly customizable with the ability to customize every part of your desktop, install tray widgets and use various GTK themes and icon-sets. - Easy to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Peter J.
User in Information Technology and Services

I really like the quick panel and all sorts of things you can do with it. The theme switcher is also really good I had to install plugins to get that feature in sublime (which I think should be a priority). Debugging is omething we backend developers rarely...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Richard M.
User

I do not like that sometimes the environment gets dirty and gives unknown errors and the only way to repair them is by restarting the environment. It can improve the speed of the environment and the integration with different platforms.

Notepad++
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Higher Education

It does not support complex browsing for file structure, does not have good intellisense.

TextPad
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Ujwal G.
User in Financial Services

The ability of texpad to deal large files that are more than 500 mb is a rare and appreciated quality of fully functional text editor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Matthew G.
User in Computer Software

Weird shortcuts is a main one, not intuitive at all. As well they could support more code extensions (json) natively. There's not much to dislike but there's not much to like, and that's the main problem. In a sea of great text editors that are worth...

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