Lightweight, flexible, simple application for efficient code notes
August 17, 2021

Lightweight, flexible, simple application for efficient code notes

Lindsay Veazey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with gedit

I use gedit to quickly test out ideas for code. The easy language-specific formatting of edit allows me to move seamlessly between languages, which is helpful when moving between projects. The color coding is helpful in formatting my ideas, and the lightweight software is a lot more self-contained than opening up more bulky editors.
  • Lightweight software
  • Color-coded formatting
  • Many language options for formatting
  • Little in the way of type hints or formatting suggestions
  • Purely an editor- no way to test the code
  • No way to pin or quickly search for your favorite languages; the scrolling is somewhat cumbersome
  • Open source distribution
  • Free to install on a number of OS
  • Wide applicability for different languages
  • Easy to manually move and save ideas or chunks of code for future commits
  • Free to install
  • Widely applicable for different languages
  • Notepad++
gedit is very lightweight and intuitive to use- its simplicity is its biggest strength. What you are using here is a pure editor, so it's very much like a more helpful, intelligent version of your basic note-taking application. I find other comparable applications may offer more options, but they are also less intuitive and therefore less efficient for my note-taking needs.

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I find it really helpful to cut and paste some of my code, or test out my ideas, using gedit. The software is quick to install and is flexible for use with a lot of different software languages. This is a pure editor that is, in my opinion, the premier notes app for coders.