Download Development Editor - Best Software & Apps

  • Instagram

    Varies by device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    8
    14 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS:Requires sign-up
  • Dev-C++

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Community Created Design Studio

    7
    1164 votes
    • PROS:Robust editor helps with syntax style and formatting for clean correct and easy to use code, Built in compiler allows you to build debug and test your programs before packaging for production, Interface can be daunting moderate programming skill required,
    • CONS:,
  • Notepad++

    6.8.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete source code editor and Notepad replacement

    7
    573 votes
    • PROS:Functional, Feature rich, Tabbing
    • CONS:Not very attractive!
  • Sublime Text

    Build 2181 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Minimalist editor for hardcore programming

    6
    56 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
  • Fresh HTML

    3.69

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An HTML editor for beginners

    7
    130 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
    153 votes
    • PROS:Multi-featured, Pop-out menus, Portable,
    • CONS:Intimidating for beginners, Not very attractive
  • EditPlus

    4.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

    6
    108 votes
    • WinHex

      16.7

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Complete and flexible Hexadecimal editor

      5
      60 votes
      • SciTE

        3.3.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Simple code editor

        7
        76 votes
        • Microsoft Visual Basic

          Express Edition Express Edition 2010

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          New version of the well-known programming environment

          6
          3217 votes
          • PROS:Magnificent form editor, It includes a SQL engine, Intellicode suggestions, High quality support
          • CONS:Less powerful than the normal version
        • PHPEdit

          4.1.1

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Powerful programming editor especially for PHP

          6
          20 votes
          • Vim

            7.3.260

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Highly configurable text editor

            6
            25 votes
            • PROS:Multi-featured, Pop-out menus
            • CONS:Intimidating for beginners, Not very attractive
          • Universal SQL Editor

            1.7.5

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Universal SQL Editor

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

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

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

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            No votes yet
            • 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
          • CSVed

            2.2.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Powerful CSV file editor

            6
            13 votes
            • Bluefish

              2.2.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Open source editor for programmers and web designers

              6
              31 votes
              • Brackets

                Varies with device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                Free Text Editor for Web Designers

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                No votes yet
                • 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
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                Platform
                Windows

                Good looking and functional PHP editor

                7
                68 votes
                • PROS:Debugs PHP automatically, Automatically detects syntax errors
                • CONS:Debugger doesn't always help, More useful for beginners than advanced users
              • Hex Workshop

                5.02

                License
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                Platform
                Windows

                Professional hex and sector editor

                4
                22 votes
                • Amaya

                  11.4.4

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac

                  An open source Web browser/editor

                  5
                  20 votes
                  • PROS:Free to use, WYSIWYG interface, Not as limiting as many WYSIWYG apps, Supports XML and all W3 standards
                  • CONS:Can be unstable, Doesn't offer the advanced editing features of a commercial web editor, No Windows 7 support
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                16.8.75737.1Windows
                27.31536.9Windows
                3beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.011646.6Windows
                43.691306.5Windows
                5Express Edition Express Edition 201032176.2Windows