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Textadept 8.1

A fast, minimalist, and really extensible cross-platform text editor

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Textadept screenshotFast and Minimalist

Textadept’s user interface is simple and sleek. Unrelentingly optimized for minimalism and speed over the years, the editor resides of less than 2000 lines of C code and less than 4000 lines of Lua code.

Cross Platform

Textadept runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, and BSD. It also has a terminal variant, which is great for work on remote machines.

Remarkably Extensible

Textadept is a perfect editor for programmers who want constant extensibility without give up speed or ceasing to code bloat and featuritis. The editor offers you full control over the whole application using the Lua programming language. Everything from moving the caret to customizing menus and key commands to managing core events is possible. Its potential is very large.

Numerous Language Support

Being a programmer’s editor, Textadept shines at editing source code. It comprehends the syntax and structure of almost 90 distinct programming languages and identifies hundreds of file kinds.

Unlimited Split Views

Both the terminal version and graphical version of Textadept support limitless horizontal and vertical view splitting, even of the identical file.


  • TextAdept is fast and light.
  • TextAdept supports the essentialls of the Gnome HIG Human Interface Guidelines.


  • TextAdept leaves out SciTE's extra visual components.
  • Does not have pre-built binaries for Solaris, *BSD, Cygwin.
Name Textadept
Version 8.1
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage Textadept
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 1
All Time Downloads 349
Filesize 11.3MB
MD5 Checksum 8460239F5C75D62EAB185D024EA7597D
OS Support Windows All
Category Business

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeTextadept has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Textadept 8.1 July 04, 2015 - Latest Version
Textadept 7.9 March 17, 2015
Textadept 7.8 February 11, 2015
Textadept 7.8 Beta 3 January 27, 2015
Textadept 7.8 Beta December 12, 2014

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