Lightweight editor with powerful plugins like external tools and snippet completion.
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Pro Great UX
The UI is lean and minimal. Everything feels quite fast and it is easy to add custom shortcuts for doing things like compiling, deploying or testing.
Pro Plugins allow for added functionality and customization
Pro Available on all systems that use Gnome
Gedit is the official text editor for Gnome and it's available wherever any version of Gnome is installed. With thousands of people using it daily and not even realizing it.
Con Not a lot of features
Gedit is a text editor. Simple and fast and it misses a lot of features. Most notably auto-complete for several languages.
Con Confusing interface
For example, finding anything in the settings menu is hard. Most other text editors use Edit->Preferences for managing settings and this is not the case for Gedit.