Download Development Editor - Best Software & Apps

  • Instagram

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    7
    483 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
  • 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
    • SciTE

      3.3.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simple code editor

      7
      76 votes
      • WinHex

        16.7

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Complete and flexible Hexadecimal editor

        5
        60 votes
        • 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
        • 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
        • Arduino IDE

          1.8.5.

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free cloud-based Arduino web editor

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          No votes yet
          • 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.
        • 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
        • PHPEdit

          4.1.1

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Powerful programming editor especially for PHP

          6
          20 votes
          • CoffeeCup HTML Editor

            2010

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Two in one HTML editor

            7
            21 votes
            • Brackets

              Varies with device

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Free Text Editor for Web Designers

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
              • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
            • Hex Workshop

              5.02

              License
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              Platform
              Windows

              Professional hex and sector editor

              4
              22 votes
              • PHP Coder

                R2 Prerelease 3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Free PHP Editor, comprehensive and multi-functional

                7
                10 votes
                • Bluefish

                  2.2.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Open source editor for programmers and web designers

                  6
                  31 votes
                  • Smultron

                    6.0.2

                    License
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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
                  • 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
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