Leafpad is a simple GTK+ text editor that emphasizes simplicity. As development focuses on keeping weight down to a minimum, only the most essential features are implemented in the editor.

Leafpad is simple to use, is easily compiled, requires few libraries, and starts up quickly.


  • Codeset option (Some OpenI18N registered).
  • Auto codeset detection (UTF-8 and some codesets).
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo.
  • Auto/Multi-line Indent.
  • Display line numbers.
  • Drag and Drop.
  • Printing.
LicenseFree and Open Source
Supported Platforms
MTE ReviewsLeafpad, A Simple and Lightweight Alternative to Gedit [Linux]

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