What terminal/console mode alternatives to
nano are available? I am looking for minimal, good looking and friendly text mode editor for complete newbies with PC.
I remember I've seen somewhere a terminal editor that showed menu on Esc instead of cryptic (and somewhat ugly) ^X shortcuts an the bottom, but searching through GitHub I couldn't find it.
UPDATE: It appeared that "friendly for complete newbies" requires more explanation. Let's take a common scenario when user tries to use
vim for the first time (which is often set as a default editor). When
vim runs with text to edit, there is no help displayed and typing produces strange results, so users hit Esc or F1 and it "doesn't work". A friendly editor, for example, would show help on F1 key, contain menu system with highlighted shortcuts, provide syntax highlighting out of the box, and do that all by default.