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  • Sublime Text

    Build 2181 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Minimalist editor for hardcore programming

    7
    157 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
  • Brackets

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Text Editor for Web Designers

    8
    2 votes
    • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
  • Visual Studio Code

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Code Editing in a Visual Platform

    8
    74 votes
    • PROS: Visualising code makes it easier for beginners, Good documentation to help get you going
    • CONS: Only one root command when configuring tasks, Folder management could be better
  • gedit

    2.30.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Default GNOME client for Windows

    7
    318 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Supports a huge range of languages, Supports remote editing, Plugins extend functionality
    • CONS: Doesn't allow inserting of multimedia content, May seem limited without plugins
  • EditPlus

    4.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

    7
    151 votes
    • Geany

      0.19.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Lightweight Tool for Coders

      7
      150 votes
      • PROS: Runs quickly and smoothly, Packed with useful tools
      • CONS: Only suitable for Linux users, Can be tricky to get to grips with
    • 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
    • Vim

      7.3.260

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Highly configurable text editor

      7
      55 votes
      • PROS: Multi-featured, Pop-out menus
      • CONS: Intimidating for beginners, Not very attractive
    • PhpStorm

      Varies with device

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A full featured IDE for developers

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Removes the annoyances of writing PHP code, Integrated with all related technologies PHP developers use
      • CONS: Very pricey when there are free alternatives, Takes time to configure exactly as you would like
    • Squad

      Early Access

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Full Version Action game for Windows, by Offworld Industries

      9
      32 votes
      • NetBeans

        IDE 6.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Open source, high performance, modular, extensible, multi-platform Java IDE

        7
        42 votes
        • MonoDevelop

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          MonoDevelop is a simple multiplatform Integrated Development Environment

          2
          1 vote
          • PROS: Multi-platform development environment, Clear easy-to-use interface design
          • CONS: Can run slowly especially on older machines, Updating to newer versions is unpredictable
        • Compare It!

          3.81

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A trial version Software utilities program for Windows

          7
          27 votes
          • CNC PAD

            2013

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            is a G -Code cnc program editor with syntax highlighting for professionals

            8
            12 votes
            • Coda

              2.0.11

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac
              Web Apps

              One-window web development

              7
              106 votes
              • PROS: Integration of core features, Leopard GUI, Code completion, Collection of built in books
              • CONS: Can be overwhelming for first time users
            • Notion

              6

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac
              iPhone

              Music composer and mixer in one program

              7
              61 votes
              • Fraise

                3.7.3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Lightweight and fast text editor

                7
                16 votes
                • PROS: Neat interface, Uncluttered, Tons of options, Great search and replace
                • CONS: None so far!
              • CSSEdit

                2.6.1

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                A gorgeous CSS editor for Mac

                8
                21 votes
                • PROS: Gorgeous interface, Instant preview, Extract style sheets, Great visual editors, Validation Tool
                • CONS: None
              • PSPad

                4.5.4.2356

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Simple code editor for writing a selection of programming languages

                9
                201 votes
                • WebStorm

                  Varies with device

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac

                  Smart and Lightweight JavaScript IDE Platform

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • PROS: Cross-platform functionality enhances the effectiveness of WebStorm, A free trial is provided before a paid subscription is required
                  • CONS: Primarily meant for experienced programmers, The last update took place in 2016
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                22.30.23187.4Windows, Mac
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                4Build 2181 2.01576.9Windows, Mac
                54.01516.7Windows
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