Alternatives to Brackets for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad++ icon


    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Open Source Windows

  • Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

  • Vim icon


    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris ... Xfce

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    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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    Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    Visual Studio Code

    Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience –...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Aptana Studio icon

    Aptana Studio Discontinued

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Adobe Dreamweaver icon

    Adobe Dreamweaver

    Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Notepad2 icon

    Notepad2 Discontinued

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full...

    Open Source Windows

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    TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even...

    Commercial Mac

  • Coda icon


    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • WebStorm icon


    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax...

    Free Windows

  • SciTE icon


    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

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    Bluefish Editor

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Light Table

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Ideone icon

    Ideone is a... pastebin. But a pastebin like no other on the Internet. More accurate expression would be "online mini IDE...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • KompoZer icon

    KompoZer Discontinued

    Easy Web Authoring! KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Codeanywhere icon


    Codeanywhere is a code editor in a browser with a powerful ftp client integrated, and all popular web formats are supported (HTML...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Caret icon


    Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS. Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • Codiad icon


    Codiad is an open source, web-based, cloud IDE and code editor with minimal footprint and requirements

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • slap icon


    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has: * first-class...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Node.JS

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    Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • Peppermint icon


    Peppermint is a tweakable Swiss Army knife for Coding on your Mac. Features - 60+ different syntaxes supported - 10+ different...

    Commercial Mac

  • TextPad icon


    TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files...

    Commercial Windows

  • Icecoder icon


    ICEcoder is a browser code editor which provides a modern approach to building websites. By allowing you to code directly within the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Nitrous.IO is a cloud-based development environment platform with a web-based IDE and cloud VMs, and supports Ruby, Python, Node.js...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • icon Discontinued Warning

    Powerful, Collaborative Online/Offline web IDE The IDE component is also available as an open source project on GitHub:...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

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    Zed Code Editor

    Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • Enki icon


    Enki is a text editor for programmers. It is: –User friendly. Intuitive interface. Works out of the box. You don’t have to read a lot...

    Open Source Linux

  • Notepas icon


    Notepas is a fast portable native multiplatform text editor written in Lazarus and can be compiled for multiple platforms and widget...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Text icon

    Text is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

Brackets Comments

Memory hog

Comment by 10basetom
about Brackets Jul 2014

Keep in mind that Brackets eats up more than 100 MB of RAM. This is a text editor that thinks it's an IDE ;). It's innovative though.


Brackets makes web development tangible

Positive Comment by udev
about Brackets May 2013

I spend 90+% of my time working in the backend on server sided tasks. Aptana and dreamweaver often get in the way when it comes to making minor changes to a site's front end for testing purposes. Enter Brackets! After using it for less than 12hrs the minimal interface, sleek performance and helpful tools have won me over.

If you're fed up with Dreamweaver or Aptana try Brackets out.