Download Syntax Highlighting - Best Software & Apps

  • Brackets

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Text Editor for Web Designers

    9
    8 votes
    • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
  • Sublime Text

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Minimalist editor for hardcore programming

    7
    166 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
  • Visual Studio Code

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    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Code Editing in a Visual Platform

    8
    80 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
    324 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
  • 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
  • EditPlus

    4.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

    7
    152 votes
    • Atom

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Build your own text editor with this free open-source editor

      8
      4 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
      59 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

      9
      3 votes
      • 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
    • NetBeans

      IDE 6.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

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

      8
      44 votes
      • Squad

        Early Access

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Full Version Action game for Windows, by Offworld Industries

        9
        47 votes
        • CNC PAD

          2013

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

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

          8
          12 votes
          • MonoDevelop

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            MonoDevelop is a simple multiplatform Integrated Development Environment

            4
            3 votes
            • 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
            • Notion

              6

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Music composer and mixer in one program

              7
              64 votes
              • Coda

                2.0.11

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac
                Web Apps

                One-window web development

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

                2.6.1

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                A gorgeous CSS editor for Mac

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

                Varies with device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac
                Windows

                Compare two different files with this open-source tool

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                No votes yet
                • PROS: The color coding makes comparing your code very easy, It has a two-way and three-way split
                • CONS: Not worth installing for anything other than comparing programming code, The Mac version is not well supported and may not install
              • WebStorm

                Varies with device

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                Smart and Lightweight JavaScript IDE Platform

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                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
              • PSPad

                4.5.4.2356

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Simple code editor for writing a selection of programming languages

                9
                202 votes
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