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Skywriter is described as 'Mozilla Labs project aiming to create an open extensible and interoperable web-based framework for code editing. Bespin currently supports syntax highlighting for HTML, CSS, PHP, Arduino, and JavaScript' and is a Code Editor in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Skywriter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Notepad++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Skywriter are CotEditor, Codeanywhere, NoteTab and MadEdit.

Skywriter alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Skywriter.
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  1. Notepad++ icon

    Notepad++

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    214 alternatives to Notepad++ 

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

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    1.  LightweightNotepad++ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Code FormattingNotepad++ supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    3.  PortableNotepad++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNotepad++ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  AutocompletionNotepad++ can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingNotepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    7.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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  2. CotEditor icon

    CotEditor

    • Mac
    144 alternatives to CotEditor 

    Syntax Highlighting: Colorize more than 50 pre-installed major languages like HTML, PHP, Python, Ruby or Markdown. You can also create your own settings.

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    1.  File VersioningCotEditor has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  LightweightCotEditor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CotEditor without registration.
    CotEditor (Updated with a different theme)
    version 4 released 2020-11-14 ,


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    Codeanywhere

    • Online
    48 alternatives to Codeanywhere 

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

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    1.  Container VirtualizationCodeanywhere can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    NoteTab

    151 alternatives to NoteTab 

    NoteTab is a leading text editor, popular Notepad replacement, and powerful code-based HTML editor for Windows.

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    1.  Support for scriptingNoteTab supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  5. MadEdit icon

    MadEdit

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    139 alternatives to MadEdit 

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingMadEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    SynWrite

    • Windows
    • Total Commander
    167 alternatives to SynWrite 

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

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    1.  Spell CheckingSynWrite can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingSynWrite supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  PortableSynWrite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Last update was on 29-08-2017. Synwrite is continued on CudaText.Only there is no Total Commander plug-in with CudaText.

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    Devpad

    • Windows
    172 alternatives to Devpad 

    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, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.Net, XML and plain text files.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingDevpad supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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      SubEthaEdit

      17 alternatives to SubEthaEdit 

      The app that started the collaborative editing revolution is back. Write articles, code, notes or meeting minutes with friends – wherever they are. Ideal for extreme programming sessions, tutoring and creative writing. And now it is free and open source!

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      1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in SubEthaEdit simultaneously.
      2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
      3.  Syntax HighlightingSubEthaEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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      Text Editor Pro

      • Windows
      75 alternatives to Text Editor Pro 

      Text Editor Pro (formerly EditBone) is a powerful text editing tool that comes with syntax highlighting, support for over 50 languages and scripts, 22 different styles, a handy file comparison feature and support for multiple directories and search results.

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      1.  PortableText Editor Pro can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  Syntax HighlightingText Editor Pro supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    • Eddie icon

      Eddie

      • Mac
      • Linux
      138 alternatives to Eddie 

      Eddie is a programmers editor for Mac OSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop, Eddie brings some of it's powerful features into a modern lightweight and capable programmer's editor.

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