Download Development Editor - Best Software & Apps

  • Dev-C++

    beta 9.2 (4.9.9.2) 5.0

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Platform
    Windows

    The comprehensive, flexible editor

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

    Express Edition Express Edition 2010

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    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
  • Universal SQL Editor

    1.7.5

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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
  • KompoZer Portable

    Rev 2 0.7.10

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    Platform
    Windows

    Take your Nvu Web editor anywhere

    7
    27 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
  • Amaya

    11.4.4

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    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
  • Smultron

    6.0.2

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    Platform
    Mac

    Versatile text editor for all writing needs

    7
    21 votes
    • PROS: Suitable for writers and programmers, Slick viewing options, Color codes programming
    • CONS: Limited editing options