Geany Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Geany for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, Chrome OS and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Geany.

Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. If you're looking for more info about Geany like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/8/2019 12:42:00 PM

Alternatives to Geany for all platforms with any license

  • Notepad2

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full Unicode support. Can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system's registry.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.25, released on October 28, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • UltraEdit

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PSPad

    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects and so on. Code explorer for Pascal, C/C++, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more in development, internal web browser with APACHE support. Installation contains templates for HTML, PHP, Pascal, JScript, VBScript, MySQL, MS-Dos, Perl. PSPad is useful for people who: - work with various programming environments.

    Free Windows

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  • SciTE

    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations - I use it for building test and demonstration programs as well as SciTE and Scintilla, themselves. SciTE is currently available for Intel Win32 and Linux compatible operating systems with GTK+. It has been run on Windows XP and on Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • VSCodium

    This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode. Microsoft's downloads of Visual Studio Code are licensed under this not-FLOSS license and contain telemetry/tracking. According to this comment from a Visual Studio Code maintainer: When we [Microsoft] build Visual Studio Code, we do exactly this. We clone the vscode repository, we lay down a customized product.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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  • KDevelop

    KDevelop is a Free and Open Source integrated development environment (IDE). It provides editing, navigation and debugging features for several programming languages, as well as integration with multiple build systems and version-control systems, using a plugin-based architecture. KDevelop has parser backends for C, C++ and Javascript/QML, with further external plugins supporting e.g. PHP or Python.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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  • jEdit

    jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Lime Text

    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. We hope you are up to it. The Frontend is written in what ever you want. At the moment there are termbox,qt and HTML/javascript implementations. Dart and skia are in discussion. If one of those Languages is your strong suit feel free to push the task forward.

    • Discontinued 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Go (Programming Language)

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  • Notepad3

    Although the Windows operating system was updated significantly over the past years. However, the default Windows Notepad has not been updated in 20 years. If you need a text editor for simple programming tasks, using the vanilla Windows Notepad just does not cut it. Enter Notepad3! Therefore, we created Notepad3 with all the features that the default Windows Notepad currently lacks. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • 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. Scriptable: Make your own macro in your favorite language, whether it is Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP, UNIX shell, AppleScript or JavaScript. Outline Menu: Extract specified lines with the predefined syntax, and you can jump to the corresponding line.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies. Komodo's award-winning feature set includes standard editor functionality like code formatting, commenting, auto-indent and syntax coloring, plus intelligent tools for debugging, regular expressions, team development and customization. Specific feature focus is provided for the dynamic languages (Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Javascript, etc.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Onivim 2

    Onivim 2 is a retro-futuristic modal editor - the next iteration of the Onivim project - combining Vim-style modal editing with the aesthetics and language features of modern editors. Fast, native, cross-platform Onivim 2 is built from the ground up to be fast. Never wait on your editor! Instant Startup Onivim 2 is powered by Revery - and compiled to native code. Under the hood, it uses libvim for an authentic Vim modal editing experience.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Textadept

    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C and Lua and relentlessly optimized for speed and minimalism over the years, Textadept is an ideal editor for programmers who want endless extensibility without sacrificing speed or succumbing to code bloat and featuritis.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • NINJA-IDE

    NINJA-IDE (from the recursive acronym: "Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE"), is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE). NINJA-IDE runs on Linux/X11, Mac OS X and Windows desktop operating systems, and allows developers to create applications for several purposes using all the tools and utilities of NINJA-IDE, making the task of writing software easier and more enjoyable.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Caret

    Professional text editing for Chrome and Chrome OS. Caret is a graphical text editor modeled on Sublime Text, running completely offline (no Internet connection required) and capable of opening and saving files anywhere on your hard drive. The goal of Caret is to provide a missing portion of the Chrome OS developer story: serious programmer tooling without needing to install a second OS and learn Vim

    Free Web Chrome OS Chrome

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  • Orwell Dev-C++

    Orwell Dev-C++ is a Portable (IDE) Integrated Development Environment and Compiler for the C++ programming language. It's a maintained version of Dev-C++ which features an updated MinGW compiler and updated code. Sporting GCC, Mingw or Cygwin as compiler and libraries set, this C++ Development Environment has been ported for use within a Windows environment.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • CudaText

    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). Features include: Syntax highlight for many languages: C, C++, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, XML etc. 200+ syntax lexers exist. Code tree (tree structure of functions/classes/etc in source). Code folding. Multi-carets and multi-selections.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Mousepad

    A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text files, not a development environment or an editor with a huge bunch of plugins. Features: * Complete support for UTF-8 text * Cut/Copy/Paste and Select All text * Search and Replace * Font selection * Word Wrap * Auto character coding detection (UTF-8 and some codesets) * Infinite Undo/Redo * Auto Indent * Multi-line Indent * Drag and Drop * Printing

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

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  • GNOME Builder

    Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before. The Builder project started out of a class teaching people to program for the GNOME platform. In the process, we realized that we need to improve our tooling so we started creating Builder!

    Free Open Source Linux Chrome OS

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  • Xed

    Xed is a text editor which supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. Xed is a graphical application which supports editing multiple text files in one window (known sometimes as tabs or MDI). Xed fully supports international text through its use of the Unicode UTF-8 encoding in edited files.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Kakoune

    Kakoune is a code editor heavily inspired by Vim, as such most of its commands are similar to vi’s ones. Kakoune can operate in two modes, normal and insertion. In insertion mode, keys are directly inserted into the current buffer. In normal mode, keys are used to manipulate the current selection and to enter insertion mode. Kakoune has a strong focus on interactivity, most commands provide immediate and incremental results, while still being competitive (as in keystroke count) with Vim.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Cygwin

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