Download Development Editor - Best Software & Apps

  • Notepad++

    7.5.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

    8
    1661 votes
    • PROS: Functional, Feature rich, Tabbing
    • CONS: Not very attractive!
  • Microsoft Visual Basic

    Express Edition Express Edition 2010

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    New version of the well-known programming environment

    7
    4475 votes
    • PROS: Magnificent form editor, It includes a SQL engine, Intellicode suggestions, High quality support
    • CONS: Less powerful than the normal version
  • Sublime Text

    Build 2181 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Minimalist editor for hardcore programming

    7
    146 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist interface, Handy minimap on the side, Works with many coding languages, Support for macros and plug-ins, Lots of updates, Fast
    • CONS: Code navigation could be better, No built-in code completion, Doesn't support Zen Coding
  • EditPlus

    4.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

    7
    148 votes
    • Fresh HTML

      3.69

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An HTML editor for beginners

      7
      125 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use and navigate, Many different code insertion options, Color-coded HTML code page
      • CONS: Difficult to edit your code if it comes out wrong, No dual view of the HTML editor and page preview
    • gVim

      7.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The comprehensive, flexible editor

      7
      143 votes
      • PROS: Multi-featured, Pop-out menus, Portable
      • CONS: Intimidating for beginners, Not very attractive
    • Brackets

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free Text Editor for Web Designers

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
    • Vim

      7.3.260

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Highly configurable text editor

      7
      49 votes
      • PROS: Multi-featured, Pop-out menus
      • CONS: Intimidating for beginners, Not very attractive
    • SciTE

      3.3.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simple code editor

      7
      120 votes
      • PHP Designer

        2008 6.2.5.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Good looking and functional PHP editor

        8
        172 votes
        • PROS: Debugs PHP automatically, Automatically detects syntax errors
        • CONS: Debugger doesn't always help, More useful for beginners than advanced users
      • Arduino IDE

        1.8.5.

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free cloud-based Arduino web editor

        8
        12 votes
        • PROS: This is open-source software and no subscription fees will be necessary., Enhanced and intuitive tools provide users with access to advanced coding applications.
        • CONS: Arduino IDE is meant for those with coding experience., There is no telephone number dedicated to live customer support.
      • WinHex

        16.7

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Complete and flexible Hexadecimal editor

        7
        107 votes
        • Atom

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Build your own text editor with this free open-source editor

          7
          3 votes
          • PROS: A one-of-a-kind tool that has made customizing easier than ever, A free text editor and a tool for programmers to play with
          • CONS: Non-programmers may not be as thrilled by this tool, You will have to learn a bit about programming to make your own changes
        • Universal SQL Editor

          1.7.5

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Universal SQL Editor

          5
          47 votes
          • PROS: Works with all ODCB compliant databases, Many features to help write and edit code
          • CONS: Not for newbies - requires coding knowledge
        • Bluefish

          2.2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Open source editor for programmers and web designers

          7
          62 votes
          • CoffeeCup HTML Editor

            2010

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Two in one HTML editor

            7
            41 votes
            • Pkhex

              varies-with-device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Pokémon Save Editor

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              No votes yet
              • ConTEXT

                0.98.6

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Free, compact and versatile programming language editor

                7
                33 votes
                • HxD Portable

                  1.7.7.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Powerful hexadecimal editor with raw disk editing and modifying foreign RAM

                  7
                  27 votes
                  • Hex Workshop

                    5.02

                    License
                    buy Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Professional hex and sector editor

                    7
                    60 votes
                    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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                    12008 6.2.5.11728.2Windows
                    27.5.716617.8Windows
                    3Build 2181 2.01466.8Windows, Mac
                    44.01486.6Windows
                    5Express Edition Express Edition 201044756.5Windows
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