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gEdit is a general purpose text editor that includes internationalized text, syntax highlighting, undo/redo, file reverting, print and print preview support and more.

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gEdit review by Anna M.
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"Good program to do simple tasks "

What do you like best?

The best of Gedit is that it's always available and it's the default viewer in Linux systems. When you needs to modify some configuration files or read a log, Gedit it's a good option.

It's very simple and easy to use and fore some tasks it's really efficient, for example to search patterns and replace words.

What do you dislike?

It's very simple and you can not pretend to do something special. There aren't much keyboard shortcuts and you needs mouse for do almost everything

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a plain text editor that it's always available in your Linux to edit any text file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use to read some system logs and to modify little parts of codes. Also I use it when I want to replace words in a document because it's easier than do it with VIM

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gEdit review by Fatima D.
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"Buen editor de texto"

What do you like best?

Es de los mejores y más faciles editores de texto de usar para LINUX.

Este editor es el predeterminado cuando uso ubuntu, tiene numerosas características incorporadas como el resaltado de sintaxis para muchos idiomas. Muchas características se pueden modificar sobre la marcha, lo que puede ser útil para programadores que usan diferentes idiomas. Es gratuito, ya que está incorporado por defecto.

What do you dislike?

Todas las características que gedit tiene actualmente son realmente buenas, pero aún se pueden agregar muchas características como compilador, diseños, etc. Gedit es demasiado simple en comparación a editores de texto avanzados o para programadores. Es bastante lento cuando carga archivos de texto grandes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es un buen editor de texto que cumple con las funciones básicas que podemos realizar, puede quedarse corto para personas más avanzadas en el tema como programadores pero para usuarios normales es perfecto.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editor de texto básico, rápido y eficaz. Puedo escribir muchos tipos de códigos como HTML, PHP, C, etc. Es realmente un gran editor de texto simple. No hay necesidad de editores de texto más avanzados para principiantes.También sirve si estás empezando a programar.

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gEdit review by User in Research
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"Good editor for some tasks"

What do you like best?

gEdit is a completely highlighted content tool for Linux. Dissimilar to other content editing instruments, for example, nano and vim, gEdit gives you a delightful and easy to understand interface. This is perfect for clients who are more open to working with GUIs rather than order line apparatuses. gEdit is flexible, so it has highlights for the two designers and standard clients. It can feature your code, or simply go about as a spell-checker.

What do you dislike?

gEdit impersonates numerous extraordinary highlights of more expert content editing instruments, it does not have the capacity to set edges and design the format. So it may not be reasonable for composing articles and such.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend gedit to anybody who does not need to utilize VIM or another further developed content manager, or for any individual who needs to make a particular release.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I'm developing code, I can open numerous tabs and bounce crosswise over various documents. It features my code and causes me be more profitable. For example, I can take a gander at the principle work in a program and after that open the header document in another tab and examine the other capacity executions in the meantime. There's simply no simple method for doing this with nano or vim.

gEdit review by Octavi p.
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"Good for punctual tasks"

What do you like best?

gedit is a simple text editor, initially for gnome but later it was available in almost all distributions. It allows us to edit files graphically without too much pretense.

It allows you to define what type of code we are working on and will do the ident automatically

What do you dislike?

Gedit does not have too many configuration options or a few quick access commands. In general, it is a very simple and low-performing program. I usually use VIM, and gedit seems too simple in comparison

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend gedit to anyone who does not have to use VIM or another more advanced text editor, or for anyone who has to make a specific edition.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

allows me to edit files easily, using the mouse. Usually to copy texts from one side to the other is very useful, as well as for example to change words or search for the text

gEdit review by User
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"Good text editor for quick modifications"

What do you like best?

Gedit is the default text editor in most of the Linux distributions, as a consequence, it's free (opensource) lightweight and easy of usage.

In gedit you have a desktop interface that it's very useful for some tasks in Linux, like search, and also Gedit is the best option when you works with Nautilus and you needs to open lots of files in one time.

What do you dislike?

There aren't rich format options, that can be interesting for some tasks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use and useful to edit files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edit files or write code. Also its useful when I use different tabs, because I can change with mouse.

gEdit review by User in Internet
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"A feature-rich text editing tool with a beautiful graphical user interface"

What do you like best?

gEdit is a fully featured text editor for Linux. Unlike other text editing tools, such as nano and vim, gEdit provides you with a beautiful and user friendly interface. This is ideal for users who are more comfortable working with GUIs as opposed to command-line tools. gEdit is versatile, so it has features for both developers and standard users. It can highlight your code, or just act as a spell-checker.

What do you dislike?

While gEdit mimics many great features of more professional text editing tools, it lacks the ability to set margins and configure the layout. So it may not be suitable for writing essays and such.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a software developer looking to make quick modification to the code and analyse existing code, gEdit is for you. However there are better tools available if you are developing from scratch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I'm writing code, I can open multiple tabs and jump across different files. It highlights my code and helps me be more productive. For instance, I can look at the main function in a program and then open the header file in a new tab and inspect the other function implementations at the same time. There's just no easy way of doing this with nano or vim.

gEdit review by Arnau P.
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"Gedit Review"

What do you like best?

That's a really user-friendly text editor with a clean and simple GUI, according to the philosophy of the GNOME project. It is installed by default in operative systems based on Linux and I recommend it for those who start programming in a Linux environment.

What do you dislike?

The software simplicity can be also a disadvantage as their features are also quite limited. For instance, some important features, such as switching from header to source files, autocompleting words or searching files which are in the same folder.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I usually use Gedit when I want to do small and rapid file modifications, but to be honest I prefer using other IDEs, such as VIM, which are more complete and provide a good experience between the terminal and the IDE.

gEdit review by User in Wireless
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"gedit for making quick changes to scripts or looking at logs"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that it is ubiquitous on most flavors of linux and the interface is familiar and easy to use. Search is reasonably fast and there are ways to integrate it into scripts and hack it.

What do you dislike?

It struggles with larger files and it can be slow to respond to commands at times but that could just be the login server that I am using to launch it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a useful editing tool for basic viewing and editing. Nothing fancy about it in the sense that you can't use it for word processing and writing documents that need maintenance or version control.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to view and edit files on the test machine without having to copy them over to my regular desktop station. It is much slower to have these files copied over the network especially when they are large files and all I need is to search for some keywords or make a quick edit and put the file back into production environment.

gEdit review by Mateusz B.
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"Review of gedit"

What do you like best?

It is really easy to use for new user, Gedit is generalny preinstalled on any gnome based desktop so we dont need to do anyrhing to start using them. Other good thing is small size - it can run fast both on low end pc and high end desktop. Editor has also syntax highlighting so can be easly used to programmig small applications. Plugin system is great, user can extend function of editor whenever he want.

What do you dislike?

Its not good for huge projects, its hard to manage a lots of files and folders. Out of box its not integrated with Git system ad doesnt have file list toolbar. Opening huge files can is impossible because editor is trying to load everyrhing into RAM(vim can load it without any problems even on low spec pcs). Its also generating trash files with tilde at the ends, user have to add entry to gitignore or disable it in settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Install lots of plugin to extend functionality of editor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its free so I had not to bought any license. I can use it in commercial products and introduce new users to this program is fast

gEdit review by Judith C.
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"Good plain text editor"

What do you like best?

Gedit it's a simple plain text editor and it's the default text editor in some environments like Ubuntu. There are some interesting functions available, setting the format when you programing, replace tools, language corrector, highlight the contents etc. Another interesting point is that there are tabs available and you can switch between.

What do you dislike?

It's really simple application, there are not enough options to use it as default text editor. It's valid for easy tasks

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's interesting program to open text files from the graphical environment. It's simple but effective, also it's free and GPL

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Gedit to open files when I'm working with the graphical environment. It's easy to use and the fastest option in some occasions.

gEdit review by User
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"Good complement to work in linux"

What do you like best?

Like Notepad in Windows, Gedit is a simple text editor that allows you to modify files in graphical environment. In my case, I work most of the time with VIM but there are moments that you need to open some file from the file browser and the easier option is open and edit with gedit.

What do you dislike?

It's really simple program, without any extra options, it just have the minimum to edit a file.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always is available in all linux distributions, thus it's interesting to edit files, if you don't have a VIM available or you don't know how to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically open text files, normally code in different languages. Give me a fast option to read files

gEdit review by User
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"Gedit-Text editor"

What do you like best?

Fairly simple and easy for a beginner to use. When I started coding in college, this was the first editor we were introduced to.Because it was so simple to use , we didnt even take one lecture to get adapted to it.But later on as my coding skills got better I preferred sublime text as I found it easier and more pleasing to look at.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more features and it was more aesthetically pleasing.I also genuinely wish there was more git support and colour themes to make the code more readable and easier to navigate and version control.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out sublime text

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently solving none, but sometimes I do use it is a text editor. It gets the basic job done. It is also a minimalisitic GUI.

gEdit review by Shiva S.
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"Gedit: A Default Linux Text Editor"

What do you like best?

- Free, Simple, Open Source notepad application and also a inbuilt text editor for Ubuntu Desktops.

- User friendly interface and good graphical view.

- Gedit is lighter (occupies very less Disk Space) and less feature rich.

- It is Speed, Simple, Straightforward and ease of use.

- Able to edit code and supports C, HTML, CSS, js, python, PASCAL and other scripts.

- Special features such as syntax highlighting, drag and drop , search-and-replace tool, spell checker, code commenting add up to make gedit more easy for Users.

- Support of Plugins by importing them we can auto-save, bookmarking the Files.

- Beginners will gain a maximum advantage since no home work to be done before using this tool.

- It is lightweight, neat, resource-friendly and capable of being a great solution to edit/write scripts.

- Since it is an open source, the online support and gedit community support is very good.

- Specific hardware requirements, system hangup, boot-up time variation, crashing of the editor has never occurred in my five years of Gedit Use.

What do you dislike?

- Limited System Customization options.

- Development on keyboard shortcuts should be improved.

- Even with the availability of enhanced plugins, It is not much powerful and strong as Notepad++.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are from a computer science background or a Linux kernel user, you will come across Gedit. It is famous for its simplicity and straight-forwardness. It might not as powerful as sublime and notepad++, but working on gedit is always a ten-on-ten experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Being a software engineer and open source contributor, I work mostly on Linux platforms. Gedit, because of its simplicity, I started using this as a default editor to save some random script of my project, to-do listing and many others. I will always keep open gedit ready before starting my industrial work.

- Benefits: Free, Open source, Simple, less hard disk space, can save and edit any scripts, made ease for development of other software, beginners bitcoin.

gEdit review by Manoj G.
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"Best editor for LInux platform"

What do you like best?

It comes within the installation package of linux platforms like Ubuntu, Fedora etc, it has very simple interface and very easy to work. There are lot of unique features like text highlighting, indentation, auto completion and many more which makes it best for use of program editing, content writing. One more great feature of Gedit is customization. It is fair to use editor since it is free default editor one can use it.

What do you dislike?

They should try to integrate compiler within Gedit, simple interface is needed but Gedit's interface is way too simple which bores you and doesn't motivate you to do your work. Lot more features can be added to it to make it better one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

All LInux users will use Gedit atleast once , since it is default editor in the package, you use it for different purposes to get the better output of it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For simple text editing it is the best one, for Ubuntu and Fedora users it comes for greater use since it comes within the installation package and doesn't include any cost.

gEdit review by Harish S.
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"Best default text editor"

What do you like best?

Gedit is one of the best default text editor for Linux platform. It is simple text editor and there is no complexity in understanding interface. In Linux we find gedit as bext editor for writing programs. The features like auto suggestion, auto complete, indentation makes it great tool. We can customize and change preferences.

What do you dislike?

I seems too much simple for advanced programmers. It lacks from many features, which other text editors have. Not a great interface, looks boring sometimes. It doesn't supports any plugins.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since gedit is already exist in Linux platform you can easily use it. It is really simple text editor to use. It best suits for simple code writing or text editing. If you want other features like some other text editors has, you can for that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a Linux user, So i use gedit for one or other purposes. It is a great text editor for beginners. I use gedit for writing different types of programs like C, Web languages etc.

gEdit review by Siddartha l.
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"Text editing at its best usage"

What do you like best?

This is default text editor which has many inbuilt features in it, like syntax highlighting for many popular languages. Many preferences and many features can be modified on the go which is helpful for many programmers of different languages. It is free as it s inbuilt which is more handy when it comes to editing with all normal features included.

What do you dislike?

Doesnot display where the file is located and folder view like how sublime shows in left bar in a tree structure. User interface is bit boring all the time and not cool text fonts. Rest everything is best in editing with gedit with fast accessing and no crashing since iam using.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As a beginner in programer in any language he can choose this editor as best as he can avoid many beginnign mistakes which helps him progress his coding skills in less time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A compter programmer intrested in coding and competetaions for which i started my coding with gedit which helped me lot to undersatnd the code and made me avoid many mistakes by its proper indentation and syntax highlighting.

gEdit review by Kiran K.
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"Great default edit for Ubuntu"

What do you like best?

It is a great default text editor for Linux. It is a simple free software. It comes with many features like auto suggestions, preference changes etc. It can be used for many purposes like programming, content writing. It also supports indentation and it is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

All the features gedit currently have are really good, but still many features like compiler, designs etc. can be added. Gedit is too simple for advanced text editors or programmers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the default text editor for Linux users. It is really simple and easy to use. For beginners, it is really great tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since I am using Linux OS, gedit is my text editor for writing many types of codes like HTML, PHP, C code etc. It is really great simple text editor. No need of alternative text editors for beginners.

gEdit review by Mihai V.
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"The best ubuntu text editor."

What do you like best?

As described in the title, it is the default text editor used in ubuntu. For me, it is one of the very best, as it is flexible with many features and highly customizable.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support any plugin platforms, to make it more customizable, such as adding terminals and integrated compilers. It is still quite slow when loading large text files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend other people using ubuntu or other linux distros regularly Gedit as being the best text editor available. If you use it for editing code enable line numbering and install solarized dark theme.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using it as a user for reading text files, editing codes. I used it in my first academic year for editing and compiling code in Haskell functional programming language. I also liked the solarized theme that was available for gedit.

gEdit review by Sai Krishna Kubera G.
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"Best beginning text editor"

What do you like best?

Best text editor for any user more helpful for beginner. No need to install it seprately as it comes inbuilt with ubuntu operating system. Many syntax higlighting, indentation formatting etc...are good to use which is free of cost. Cool user interface is an advantage.

What do you dislike?

Not available for windows operating system. UI doesnt change which is same from when i installed my OS. No other comments on gedit as it is the best editor for anyone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

All ubuntu users have a chance of getting the best editor for free with many features included and easy to use and handy tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A passioned programmer with best addicted to C programming i use gedit for code checking and verifying which neatly displays my code in proper indentation and highlighting which makes me understandable.

gEdit review by Simon P.
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"So much easier than vi."

What do you like best?

It's an easy to use editor that doesn't rely of tons of horrible key combos. Multi-document interface works well.

What do you dislike?

As a basic text editor it makes life a lot easier, it's still very basic though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your new to Linux based operating systems then gedit is the way to go, it's much easier to use than vi and you won't tie yourself in knots trying to do the most simplest of things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making quick edits to documents are easy with gedit, however I prefer to use a programmers editor for editing source code.

gEdit review by User in Computer Software
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"A Default Experience"

What do you like best?

There are a few positive things I can say about gedit. It's available as part of GNOME and set as the default text editor, so chances are you will run into using it as some point or another. It is also simple and fairly easy to use. gedit also supports syntax highlighting and customizable indentation.

What do you dislike?

I found gedit to be far too simple and have strange default options. I can't exactly explain why, but it also doesn't look very polished, possibly due to the default font/background color options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I do not know many people who prefer to use gedit. There are many options for text editors that are better than gedit. For raw performance, consider using Vim or Emacs. For a more rich experience, consider Sublime Text or Atom. gedit is kind of stuck in the middle, and while it makes sense for a default GNOME application, it probably isn't what you really want to use as your main text editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use gedit when my other preferred text editors are not available. It serves its purpose fairly well if all you want to do is simple text editing.

gEdit review by Brad P.
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"Easy-to-use text editor without frills"

What do you like best?

Gedit is a lightweight text editor that fits most of my needs. It is fast to load and never crashes. Open source and free.

What do you dislike?

Gedit does not have all of the text processing options that more comprehensive text editors have, but the existing options are easy-to-find and easy-to-use

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you would like to write formatted code without installing tons of programs, this is a good, free option. There are probably better options for serious text editing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing formatted code on personal computers, computers without dedicated software development packages, etc.

gEdit review by User in Research
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"Easy to use for those familiar with operating system shortcuts"

What do you like best?

Easy to use with commands similar to Microsoft and Linux system short-cuts

What do you dislike?

The lack of customization. Its so simple that it is restrictive to power users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your trying to introduce someone to coding on the Linux OS then it is a good place to start as they can worry more about coding and less about learning all of the features of programs for power users such as Emacs and VIM

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gedit allows me to make minor modifications to code with ease, and allows those whom I am training to ramp up faster without having to learn the nuances of VIM and Emacs

gEdit review by User
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"The basic one"

What do you like best?

It is really simple and always available and installed. If you are using Ubuntu this program is that reliable friend that is always supporting you although you know he is a bit limited he always has good intentions.

What do you dislike?

Too simple to handle real work problems, it doesn't work fine with large files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do not have any other option or you don't have time to install other options it's a good choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We code simple programs with gedit or we use it for fast fixes.

gEdit review by Danushka B.
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"Great open source tool."

What do you like best?

Can open any format file. Syntax highlighting

What do you dislike?

No ftp support, no folder view. Lack of tabbed view

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use it for programming mostly

gEdit review by User
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"Best text editor for Linux"

What do you like best?

It is a very good text editor. When writing a source code, it colours and highlights your text according to the language you code in.

What do you dislike?

Unlike other UNIX text editors(emacs), it does not contain a "console" for compiling and running the code right there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Code writing

gEdit review by User in Defense & Space
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"Gedit is simple and gets the job done"

What do you like best?

It's simple and intuitive and robust enough to write code

What do you dislike?

there really wasn't anything I found that I disliked

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

writing code

it's a nice editor and easily integrated into many development platforms

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