Download Development Editor - Best Software & Apps

  • Notepad++

    6.8.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

    8
    1583 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

    6
    4413 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
    136 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
    142 votes
    • gVim

      7.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The comprehensive, flexible editor

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

      3.69

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An HTML editor for beginners

      7
      123 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
    • Vim

      7.3.260

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Highly configurable text editor

      7
      44 votes
      • PROS: Multi-featured, Pop-out menus
      • 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
    • PHP Designer

      2008 6.2.5.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Good looking and functional PHP editor

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

      16.7

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Complete and flexible Hexadecimal editor

      7
      105 votes
      • Arduino IDE

        1.8.5.

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free cloud-based Arduino web editor

        8
        8 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.
      • SciTE

        3.3.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Simple code editor

        7
        116 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
        • Pkhex

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Pokémon Save Editor

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          No votes yet
          • 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
          • Hex Workshop

            5.02

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Professional hex and sector editor

            7
            59 votes
            • CSVed

              2.2.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Powerful CSV file editor

              6
              20 votes
              • HTML-Kit

                Build 292

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Full-featured, multi-language editor and development environment

                7
                97 votes
                • Bluefish

                  2.2.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Open source editor for programmers and web designers

                  7
                  60 votes
                  • CoffeeCup HTML Editor

                    2010

                    License
                    buy Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Two in one HTML editor

                    6
                    39 votes
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