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    Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle. Many people know Eclipse as a Java IDE, but it is much more...

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    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic...

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    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages. It is extensible with plugins. Currently it features: * Full support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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    Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

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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 a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a...

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    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Aptana is still in development on GitHub but latest version, 3.6.1, was released in October 2014. It lacks Java 8/9 features, as well as newer Javascript and HTML 5 features.
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    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in...

    Free Windows

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    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 files. And a dash of SSH too. It’s got everything you expect: syntax highlighting for tons of...

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    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm provides automatic code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, refactoring support and VCS integration.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages. Features * Single window (SDI), multi-window (MDI) and pseudo multi-window modes (PMDI); *...

    Open Source Windows

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    Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). The first release of Sikuli contains Sikuli Script, a visual scripting API for Jython, and Sikuli IDE, an integrated...

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    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is written in Python using Qt libraries, able to run on any platforms (Linux and BSD are officially...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Orwell Dev-C++

    Orwell Dev-C++ is a Portable (IDE) Integrated Development Environment and Compiler for the C++ programming language. It's a maintained version of Dev-C++ which features an updated MinGW compiler and updated code. Sporting GCC...

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    Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies. Komodo's award-winning feature set includes standard editor functionality like code...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    EditPad Lite

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has: * first-class mouse support * GUI editor-like keybindings * copying/pasting with OS clipboard support * undo/redo ...

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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.