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  • 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

  • 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

  • gedit icon


    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

  • 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

  • TextMate icon


    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

  • Notepad icon


    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

    Free Windows

  • UltraEdit icon


    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Programmer's Notepad icon

    Programmer's Notepad

    Notepad more focused on developing than just scribble down notes. These is not an exhaustive feature list, but gives you some idea...

    Open Source Windows

  • ReText icon


    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Textadept icon


    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SynWrite icon


    SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. SynWrite features: syntax...

    Open Source Windows Total Commander

  • Pinegrow Web Editor icon

    Pinegrow Web Editor

    Pinegrow is a desktop app that lets you build responsive websites faster with live multi-page editing, CSS styling and smart...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Atom

  • RubyMine icon


    JetBrains RubyMine — Ruby and Rails IDE built on years proven IntelliJ platform. RubyMine brings the whole range of essential...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Microsoft Expression Web icon

    Microsoft Expression Web Discontinued

    Microsoft Expression Web, part of Microsoft's Expression Studio, is an HTML editor and general web design software. Expression...

    Free Windows

  • BBEdit icon


    BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web...

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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

  • Scribes icon


    A text editor for GNOME that combines simplicity with power. Scribes focuses on streamlining your workflow. It does so by ensuring...

    Open Source Linux

  • Peppermint icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • RJ TextEd icon

    RJ TextEd

    RJ TextEd is a full featured text and source editor with Unicode support, syntax highlighting and code folding. The functionality...

    Free Windows

  • Smultron icon


    Smultron is a text editor for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 which is both easy to use and powerful. It is designed to neither confuse...

    Commercial Mac

  • CodeLobster PHP Edition icon

    CodeLobster PHP Edition

    CodeLobster - Free portable PHP IDE with support Drupal, Smarty, WordPress, Joomla, JQuery, CodeIgniter, HTML, CSS, JavaScript...

    Free Windows

  • Pe (Programmer’s Editor) icon

    Pe (Programmer’s Editor)

    Pe, short for Programmer’s Editor, is an open source text editor for BeOS. It is targeted towards source-code editing, and features...

    Open Source Haiku

  • Thunderpad icon


    Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Ynote Classic icon

    Ynote Classic

    Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax...

    Open Source Windows

  • phpDesigner icon


    Powerful PHP IDE and PHP editor with built-in HTML, CSS and JavaScript editor. Fast. Powerful. Time-saving! phpDesigner 8 is more...

    Commercial Windows

  • SlickEdit icon


    SlickEdit is a cross-platform, multi-language code editor that gives programmers the ability to code in over 40 languages on 7...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Vico icon


    Vico is a programmers text editor for Mac OS X. Some of the features are: strong focus on keyboard control (vi key bindings)...

    Freemium Mac

  • TweakStyle icon


    TweakStyle is an Integrated Development Environment for Web Development. Unlike most IDEs, TweakStyle is tailor-made for Front-end...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Keypress Editor icon

    Keypress Editor

    This is the editor you were looking for. Keypress is an offline, desktop based code editor. Use Keypress to edit your local files...

    Free Chrome OS Chrome

  • Devpad icon


    Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS...

    Open Source Windows

  • Intype icon

    Intype Discontinued

    Intype is a powerful and intuitive code editor for Windows with lightning fast response. It is easily extensible and customizable...

    Commercial Windows

  • ChrunchApp icon


    The LESS editor and compiler that almost makes it too easy.

    Open Source Mac Windows

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