Download Syntax Highlighting - Best Software & Apps

  • gedit

    2.30.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Default GNOME client for Windows

    7
    290 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
  • Sublime Text

    Build 2181 2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Minimalist editor for hardcore programming

    7
    137 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
  • EditPlus

    4.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

    7
    142 votes
    • Geany

      0.19.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Lightweight Tool for Coders

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

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Code Editing in a Visual Platform

      8
      61 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
    • Vim

      7.3.260

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Highly configurable text editor

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

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free Text Editor for Web Designers

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
    • 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
      25 votes
      • 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
      • 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
      • NetBeans

        IDE 6.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

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

        7
        42 votes
        • Compare It!

          3.81

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A trial version Software utilities program for Windows

          7
          27 votes
          • MonoDevelop

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            MonoDevelop is a simple multiplatform Integrated Development Environment

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            No votes yet
            • 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
          • Notion

            6

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac
            iPhone

            Music composer and mixer in one program

            7
            61 votes
            • CNC PAD

              2013

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

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

              8
              11 votes
              • PSPad

                4.5.4.2356

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Simple code editor for writing a selection of programming languages

                9
                198 votes
                • CSSEdit

                  2.6.1

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Mac

                  A gorgeous CSS editor for Mac

                  7
                  20 votes
                  • PROS: Gorgeous interface, Instant preview, Extract style sheets, Great visual editors, Validation Tool
                  • CONS: None
                • 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!
                • SS Ynote Classic

                  2.6

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Text Editor with text to speech conversion, syntax highlighting, code folding, calculator, spell check and much more tools.

                  9
                  22 votes
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                  54.01426.5Windows