Micro – A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor


Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals. It comes as one single, batteries-included, static binary with no dependencies, and you can download and use it right now.

As the name indicates, micro aims to be somewhat of a successor to the nano editor by being easy to install and use in a pinch, but micro also aims to be enjoyable to use full time, whether you work in the terminal because you prefer it (like me), or because you need to (over ssh).


– Easy to use and to install
– Splits and tabs
– Plugin system
– Automatic linting and error notifications
– True color support
– Extremely good mouse support

Here is a picture of micro editing its source code.