Foobar Alternatives

    Foobar is described as 'easy to use, "edit and run", coding environment with support for multiple programming languages and technologies. With Foobar you can easily write tools and scripts, test your ideas and learn new techniques and algorithms all from the same place' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Foobar for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like Foobar are Sublime Text (Free Personal), Vim (Free, Open Source), Eclipse (Free, Open Source) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020

    1. VS Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.
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    2. 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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    3. Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.
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    4. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.
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      Foobar is a very lightweight app, most useful to try out very simple ideas. Eclipse is a heavy, full-blown IDE.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.

    6. 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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    7. CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus. It starts quite fast (0.5 sec with ~30 plugins on CPU Intel Core i3 3Hz). It is extensible by Python add-ons (plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools).
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    8. 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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    9. Experimental Sublime Text clone. The Backend is written in Go (Programming Language). If you are fluent in go, go ahead fork the projekt. This project is at an early stage. It is a chance and a challenge.


      It would appear that Lime Text has been abandoned. It's web site is unavailable and it appears no work has been done on it since last year.

    10. Textastic is a text editor for iPhone, iPad and Mac with rich support for syntax highlighting, FTP, SFTP and Dropbox.
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