Download Development Editor - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Visual Basic

    Express Edition Express Edition 2010

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    New version of the well-known programming environment

    7
    4678 votes
    • PROS: Magnificent form editor, It includes a SQL engine, Intellicode suggestions, High quality support
    • CONS: Less powerful than the normal version
  • Notepad++

    7.5.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

    8
    1767 votes
    • PROS: Functional, Feature rich, Tabbing
    • CONS: Not very attractive!
  • Arduino IDE

    1.8.5.

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free cloud-based Arduino web editor

    8
    40 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.
  • Brackets

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Text Editor for Web Designers

    9
    5 votes
    • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
  • Sublime Text

    Build 2181 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Minimalist editor for hardcore programming

    7
    160 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
  • SciTE

    3.3.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple code editor

    8
    125 votes
    • Fresh HTML

      3.69

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An HTML editor for beginners

      7
      129 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
    • EditPlus

      4.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

      7
      151 votes
      • gVim

        7.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The comprehensive, flexible editor

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

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

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

        8
        4 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
      • Vim

        7.3.260

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Highly configurable text editor

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

        16.7

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Complete and flexible Hexadecimal editor

        7
        108 votes
        • Free XML Editor

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Edit and preview XML files

          8
          2 votes
          • Universal SQL Editor

            1.7.5

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Universal SQL Editor - Work on your code whenever, wherever

            5
            48 votes
            • PROS: Faster, more efficient coding, Light on resources, SQL queries can be exported to other formats, Well documented instructions
            • CONS: Aimed at experienced coders, Limited 14 day trial period, Dated interface, Requires technical knowledge of coding
          • PilotEdit

            9.3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Simple, handy editor for plain text and coding

            10
            7 votes
            • PROS: Clean, simple interface, Support for many coding languages, Built-in FTP client
            • CONS: Not as feature-rich as other editors
          • KompoZer Portable

            Rev 2 0.7.10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Take your Nvu Web editor anywhere

            7
            73 votes
            • PROS: WYSIWYG interface, Very easy to learn and use, Portable
            • CONS: Does not offer advanced scripting options, Does not offer advanced design options found in Dreamweaver
          • Bluefish

            2.2.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Code With Efficiency, Power And Open-Source Principles Behind You.

            7
            65 votes
            • PROS: Programming-focused features, Free and open-source, Solid UI for advanced users, Great syntax support
            • CONS: Takes time to learn, Minimal support, Can run slow, Speed varies between platforms
          • CoffeeCup HTML Editor

            2010

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Two in one HTML editor

            7
            41 votes
            • PHP Designer

              2008 6.2.5.1

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Good looking and functional PHP editor

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

              1.7.7.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Powerful hexadecimal editor with raw disk editing and modifying foreign RAM

              8
              28 votes
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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              27.5.717677.9Windows
              3Build 2181 2.01606.9Windows, Mac
              44.01516.7Windows
              5Express Edition Express Edition 201046786.5Windows
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