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Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++

From LifeHacker: Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++

Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++

A good text editor comes in handy when you’re making quick notes, doing checklists, programming, outlining, or doing just about anything else. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best text editors. Now we’re back to crown the community favorite.

Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++

Voting was tight—really tight—the whole time the poll was open, but Notepad++took the top spot with close to 40% of the overall vote. It may be Windows only, but it’s fast, flexible, feature-packed, and completely free.

Hot on its heels in second place was the cross-platform, extremely powerfulSublime Text, which powered through the call for contenders but came up just a little shy in the voting round, picking up about 33% of the overall vote. Behind it in third place with just shy of 20% of the votes cast was Vim (and its iterations). Fourth place went to the venerable Emacs, with 7% of the vote, and Atom, the new project from the folks at GitHub, picked up 2% of the vote and brought up the rear.

To read more about all of these and the honorable mentions not listed here, head back to the full Hive Five feature for more.