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Free Adobe Dreamweaver Alternatives

The best free alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Aptana Studio or BlueGriffon. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Dreamweaver and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Dreamweaver are Bluefish Editor, KompoZer, Silex and kodeWeave.

Adobe Dreamweaver alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be Website Builders or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Dreamweaver.
This page was last updated May 2, 2022
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  1. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

    Atom vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
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    Circumspector

    Atom is a code editor - not a WYSIWIG like DreamWeaver

    Top negative comment  over 1 year ago
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    davidjuniorsaylor

    Atom and Dreamweaver are opposites of one another.. Atom only uses code and Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG editor.. 2 totally different things

    Negative comment 2 months ago
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    sedeti

    This is just a text editor

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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    fuba

    Atom is NOT a WYSIWYG HTML Editor like Dreamweaver! It's a simple Code editor like Notepad++ but slower!

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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    0

    Dreamweaver is a visual editor (WYSIWYG) and Atom is a text/code file editor.

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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    3

    It's not an WYSIWYG editor. It's more similar with notepad(essentially) or Visual Studio Code.

    Negative comment 10 months ago
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    NikolaTeslaX

    This is not a visual designer

    Negative comment 12 months ago
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  2. Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 more...

    Aptana Studio vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
    Some users think Aptana Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver, some don't.

    Aptana Studio it´s not a WYSIWYG editor.

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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  3. BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it can edit Web pages in conformance to Web Standards.

    Discontinued

    Last version 3.1 was released on October 14th, 2019 according to their official website.

    BlueGriffon vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
    Most users think BlueGriffon is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.

    This is the only Open Source program which TRIES to be like Dreamweaver. It has very small amount of functions, but the core functionalities like live preview or split mode are present. Unfortunately add-on API is intentionally complicated to make user buy add-ons and not write own ones.

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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    5

    Like Dreamweaver, BlueGriffon is a programm made to help us to create websites.

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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    -2

    Uses Mozilla rendering engine, and is a wysiwyg editor like Dreamweaver

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    r3tr0g4m3r

    Multiplatform and bases on Mozilla.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  4. Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

    Bluefish Editor vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
    Most users think Bluefish Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.

    very fast - simple - open source - works perfectly on Linux

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    qyw

    It is not a visual editor for designers.

    Negative comment 9 months ago
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    Very poor HTML helping macros, without any detection of simple common errors. No preview at all. The only good thing is that it is the only open source HTML editor in which code highlighting works, but Dreamweaver has some more features. Much more.

    Negative comment about 6 years ago
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  5. KompoZer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be discontinued. Latest stable version, 0.7.10, was released on 2007 and last development version, 0.8b3, on 2010, but the program is still downloadable from the official website.

    KompoZer vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
    Most users think KompoZer is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.

    Like Dreamweaver, Kompozer is a programm made to help us to create websites.

    Positive comment almost 7 years ago
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    4

    It's a great design tool for people who aren't the best at HTML

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  6. Silex, is a free and open source website builder in the cloud. Create websites directly in the browser without writing code. And it is suitable for professional designers to produce great websites without constraints. Silex is also known as the HTML5 editor.

  7. kodeWeave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet

    kodeWeave is a realtime coding playground for HTML, CSS and Javascript. Similar to JSFiddle and JSBin, but kodeWeave was made to work offline but also as a prototyping application to build applications for desktop operating systems while on mobile devices.

    kodeWeave vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
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    qyw

    Not able to edit visually - just text editor with preview - coding playground. It's nice but is not an alternative to Dreamweaver. More like CodePen.io

    Negative comment 9 months ago
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    tedcurran

    It's a code editor like Dreamweaver, with visual preview, but it's much more like CodePen.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  8. openElement

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Create websites faster with our powerful & intuitive editor. Generates W3C-compliant HTML/CSS/PHP code. Free website templates are available.

    Most users think openElement is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.
  9. eXe - the eLearning XHTML editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.

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

    Discontinued

    The company seems to have stopped the support for CodeLobster PHP Edition: they recommend to use CodeLobster IDE (see http://www.codelobster.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24735) . Last version, 5.15, released in April 2019, can be still downloaded from the official website

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