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Colon IDE Alternatives

Colon IDE is described as 'A flexible and hybrid text editor | IDE' and is a Code Editor in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Colon IDE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Colon IDE are Notepad++, Sublime Text, Atom and Bluefish Editor.

Colon IDE 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 Colon IDE.
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  1. Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    187 alternatives to Visual Studio Code 

    Visual Studio Code is a free and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVisual Studio Code can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  AutocompletionVisual Studio Code can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingVisual Studio Code supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  Git SupportVisual Studio Code supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Visual Studio Code.
    6.  Dark ModeVisual Studio Code supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Support for MarkDownVisual Studio Code supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Visual Studio Code without registration.
    9.  Code FormattingVisual Studio Code supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
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  2. 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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  3. Sublime Text icon

    Sublime Text

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    188 alternatives to Sublime Text 

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

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    1.  LightweightSublime Text consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSublime Text can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingSublime Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  Dark ModeSublime Text supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Distraction-freeSublime Text has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  PortableSublime Text can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    7.  AutocompletionSublime Text can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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  4. Atom icon

    Atom

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    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    192 alternatives to Atom 

    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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAtom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Git SupportAtom supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Atom.
    4.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    5.  Syntax HighlightingAtom supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    6.  Dark ModeAtom supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Distraction-freeAtom has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    8.  AutocompletionAtom can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    9.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Atom simultaneously.
    Discontinued

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

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  5. Bluefish Editor icon

    Bluefish Editor

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    208 alternatives to Bluefish Editor 

    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.

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    Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    120 alternatives to Aptana Studio 

    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...

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Aptana Studio simultaneously.
    Discontinued

    The last update is from Feb 2021 and the last release is from Jul 2018.

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    TextMate

    • Mac
    147 alternatives to TextMate 

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTextMate can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of TextMate.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingTextMate supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Graviton Editor

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    • Linux
    179 alternatives to Graviton Editor 

    Graviton Code Editor is a minimalist, cross-platform editor focused on speed, customization and productivity.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGraviton Editor can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingGraviton Editor supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  AutocompletionGraviton Editor can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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  9. Lapce icon

    Lapce

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    177 alternatives to Lapce 

    Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust.

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    1.  LightweightLapce consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLapce can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    JetBrains Fleet

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    177 alternatives to JetBrains Fleet 

    Built from scratch, based on 20 years of experience developing IDEs. Fleet uses the IntelliJ code-processing engine, with a distributed IDE architecture and a reimagined UI.

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    1.  Dark ModeJetBrains Fleet supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightJetBrains Fleet consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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