Skywriter Alternatives

    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 (Free, Open Source), Codeanywhere (Paid), SynWrite (Free, Open Source) and NoteTab (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020

    1. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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    2. 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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    3. 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). The creators made the known PHPanywhere. This is the new version.
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    4. SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

      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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    5. NoteTab is a leading text editor, popular Notepad replacement, and powerful code-based HTML editor for Windows.
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    6. MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

      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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    7. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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.
    8. FoldingText makes you productive in easily formatted plain text. Turn your ideas into plans. Your to-dos into results. Your writing into clear, focused documents.
    9. Real-time collaborative text-editor. No account required. Edits highlighted in authors color. Infinite undo history. Syntax highlighting for editing code. Copy of Etherpad
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