Download Editors - Best Software & Apps

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard for web design

    6
    974 votes
    • PROS:Packed with powerful tools , Excellent multimedia integration, Support for many coding languages, Improved CSS inspection, Integration with WordPress, Joomla! etc, Writes good clean code
    • CONS:Lengthy installation process , Takes a while for beginners to get to grips with, Requires Creative Suite subscription
  • Cyberduck

    (19798) 5.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Elegant and efficient free FTP client

    6
    249 votes
    • PROS:Handles FTP, SFTP, Webdav and S3, Integration with external editors, Elegant interface, Integrated with Dropbox
    • CONS:Transfers may time out on SSL connections
  • 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
  • Flip4Mac

    3.3.5

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Microsoft endorsed WMV player for Mac

    5
    184 votes
    • PROS:Plays WMV files in standalone Flip Player or QuickTime, Doesn't obscure playback with controls, Converts video and audio to other formats, Optimized for OS X 10.7+, Powerful tools for video editors working with WMV, Playback support in Office 2011 for Word and PowerPoint, Keynote can import Windows Media files through Flip4Mac , Supports video previews in Finder, Supports WMV in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Mail, Official Windows Media Player
    • CONS:Does not support Snow Leopard, Does not support screencasting, Leaves a watermark in QuickTime, Advanced features only in Pro version
  • Wax

    2.0e

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Video Editors

    6
    117 votes
    • PROS:Supports a wide range of formats, Easy to use, Can be used to create special effects,
    • CONS:The appearance is rather old fashioned, Not available on all operating systems,
  •  Intel® XDK

    1816

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create Smartphone and Tablet Apps Using JavaScript and HTML5

    6
    48 votes
    • PROS:One-step solution, Support for multiple operating systems , In-cloud build system,
    • CONS:Finding documentation can be difficult, Performance isn’t the best
  • Quantum GIS

    (QGIS) 1.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Data Editors

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS:Huge amount of free content, Useful automation tools
    • CONS:User network tools not very user friendly, Can take time to learn certain features
  • XML Notepad

    2007 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Development program for Windows

    8
    28 votes
    • Nvu

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      Complete web authoring system

      6
      12 votes
      • GIF Viewer

        Beta 0.9.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free (gpl) Development program for Windows

        5
        22 votes
        • Video Cutter and Splitter

          1.4.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Software for Video Editors

          5
          128 votes
          • PROS:Free to download and use, Not much storage space required
          • CONS:Only works with Windows 98 or earlier, Can be tricky to learn
        • Adobe Fireworks

          CS6 12.0

          License
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          Platform
          Mac

          Accelerate web design and development

          5
          66 votes
          • PROS:Excellent video authoring solution for professional video editors, Fully compatible with other Adobe tools, Supports the newest technology: Blu-Ray, digital tapeless cameras, Work natively with a huge number of video formats
          • CONS:Complex for beginners
        • OfficeSuite 8 + PDF Converter

          8.6.4939

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          PCMAG AND GOOGLE PLAY EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS WINNER

          5
          1 vote
          • Easy XML Converter

            1.1

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Convert XML to Excel, Text, HTML, Access, XML, support batch mode

            5
            39 votes
            • UltraEdit

              22.00

              License
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              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Edit text, HTML, or hex code with complete support for your programming needs

              6
              59 votes
              • Texter

                0.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Free Software to Replace Abbreviations with Text

                7
                38 votes
                • PROS:It is able to work with most traditional text editors and software packages., The ability to choose specific keyboard shortcuts based off of user preferences:,
                • CONS:The platform was last updated in 2009. This could present some issues with modern systems., There are potential compatibility issues with third-party software.,
              • KompoZer

                0.7.10

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                A Free (GPL) Development program for Mac

                10
                3 votes
                • Macromedia HomeSite

                  5.5

                  License
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                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A trial version Development program for Windows

                  7
                  102 votes
                  • Coda

                    2.0.11

                    License
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                    Platform
                    Mac

                    One-window web development

                    6
                    84 votes
                    • PROS:Integration of core features, Leopard GUI, Code completion, Collection of built in books
                    • CONS:Can be overwhelming for first time users
                  • BlueGriffon

                    1.7.2

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows
                    Mac

                    Innovative WYSIWYG web designer

                    8
                    15 votes
                    • PROS:Easy to use WYSIWYG interface, Compatible with HTML5 and CSS3, Based on same engine as Firefox, 64 bits
                    • CONS:Unstable, Lacks a few options in menus
                  Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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                  53.3.51844.7Mac