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Komodo Edit Comments

One of the best free Editor / IDE

Positive Comment by Stonelabs
about Komodo Edit May 2014

I consider Komodo Edit as one of the best editor / IDE currently free .
although SublimeText2 ( and Atom team github will soon be finalized ) is great , if you still want to have a minimum of graphical management for simple tasks without having to go to a json configuration file , Komodo Edit is one of the best alternative for PHP development, but also many other languages ??.
Komodo Edit Free edition is found between the editor and the IDE :
- FTP Management
- Smart Autocompletion fast code (php , jquery, javascript etc ...)
- Support almost all kinds of languages ??codes
- Snipetts and simple to create Macro and set aside
- Emmet plugin supported and many others.
I love this Publisher half an IDE even in its free version because it requires little resource, easy to configure, you can easily integrate bookstores autocomplete and new code templates.
One of the best alternatives in terms of little consomation resource if you 're tired of the big Eclipse IDE .


Great Editor

Positive Comment by Illuin
about Komodo Edit and Firebug Jan 2012

I have 5 text editors on my computer: 1. Coda; 2. Komodo Edit; 3. Espresso 2; 4. Dreamweaver; 5. TextMate. I use them all for various things (i.e. - FTP in Coda; CSS stylesheets in Espresso 2; proofreading in Dreamweaver, etc), but I find myself using Komodo Edit more than any of the others, especially lately. It is such an amazing editor, and I can't believe it is free. I downloaded some of the other free editors (Aptana, TextWrangler, etc) and I removed them from my computer shortly thereafter. I found them to be slow and cumbersome, not to mention incredibly buggy. The best combination on Earth is to use Komodo Edit in conjunction with Firebug. That is what I use 95% of the time because there is no environment for developing that can top that combo - just incredible. Komodo Edit is a highly underrated editor. I've used just about all of them, and I'm also extremely picky. If you haven't tried Komodo Edit yet, I highly recommend you do so ASAP (especially in conjunction with Firebug).


Hasn't been updated in awhile. It's like notepad++ w better ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Komodo Edit Jun 2011

Hasn't been updated in awhile. It's like notepad++ w better tools, but its not the best IDE out there. I'll keep looking for something better.


Changed website to to point out ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Komodo Edit Jun 2011

Changed website to to point out the OpenSource character of the application. The download link on this website will go to anyway.

The page on the ActiveState website is a bit confusing because it is cluttered with references and download links to Komodo IDE, the commercial 'brother' of Komodo Edit.


I love Komodo Edit. I bought Adobe CS 4 Web Design Premium ...

Comment by Nishidake
about Komodo Edit Jun 2011

I love Komodo Edit. I bought Adobe CS 4 Web Design Premium from my school for my web design course, and I find myself using Komodo Edit instead of DreamWeaver. Komodo Edit supports plugins, is fairly low-bloat and has tons of options for customizing and tweaking your workspace. Built in FTP, ability to save related files as projects, macros, pretty much everything you would expect from a serious IDE for the low price of free. If you don't need or want a WSYWIG, you can't go wrong with Komodo.


Komodo Edit is indeed Open Source, released under the same ...

Comment by Canuckistani
about Komodo Edit Jun 2011

Komodo Edit is indeed Open Source, released under the same license scheme as Firefox:


Fantastic bit of kit for free - though I think it might onl ...

Comment by demoncheese
about Komodo Edit Jun 2011

Fantastic bit of kit for free - though I think it might only be freeware rather than open source.

Also handles 'projects' - grouping numerous files and resources into a single project to open (something a number of editors that I have tried didn't allow).

Works flawlessly on both my Ubuntu and Win XP machines.