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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. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.
Some basic features of Geany:
* Syntax highlighting
* Code folding
* Symbol name auto-completion
* Construct completion/snippets
* Auto-closing of XML and HTML tags
* Call tips
* Many supported filetypes including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal
# Symbol lists
# Code navigation
# Build system to compile and execute your code
# Simple project management
# Plugin interface
Automatic Indentation Built-in Terminal Code navigation Customizable IDE Support for Large File Lightweight Minimalistic Portable Shortcut keys Spell checking Syntax Highlighting Support for Themes Vim plugin Add a feature
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It is very powerful yet simple to use and lightweight. Also there are a lot of plugin that can be written in Python or Lua. You can change compilation commands easily and understand easily what it's...See why people like Geany 😍 See why people do not like Geany 😡 Post your review
Powerful like an IDE, but fast and small. It does everything I need and never has bugs.
Best editor on linux for programmers, no matter what languague you use!!!
Agree with statement, really good editor.
Very nice lightweight, fast, code editor. Used it for years.
I would have to agree with this assessment :-). In my years of development, I have yet to find a code editor with a built-in function explorer (intelli-sense) this light-weight. As a bonus it also comes in a portable version. Do install it if you're a big opponent of bloat.
It is very powerful yet simple to use and lightweight. Also there are a lot of plugin that can be written in Python or Lua. You can change compilation commands easily and understand easily what it's doing, unlikely Eclipse.
All the main languages as well supported.
It's a great alternative to sublime and Notepad++, the only reason it's not very known is that thery're not good on marketing (look at the old school site), and users don't talk about it very much.
Unlike other editor it's immediately simple to use but still powerful.
Shortcut are well done, powerful and familiar so you can do things like multiline cursor and moving up and down rows of text (which is very useful).
Unlike editor like atom or Visual Studio Code it's blazing fast on startup.
It is actively developed from many years and it's probably here to stay for many years.
Powerful like an IDE, but fast and small. It does everything I need and never has bugs despite years of use. I know of no other lightweight tool with features like code completion, function explorer, Python scriptability, send text to arbitrary script for transformation, etc.
Could you please tell me something about sending script for transformation? Thanks
It's incredibly fast, but could have better completion features.
Why look for alternative, geany is available for mac . Install using brew
brew tap caskroom/cask
brew cask install geany
Fast and lightweight. Does what it is intended to do.
I have tried most IDEs for linux, and geany is the one i found best for c/gtk development. I use it in combination with zeal, glade, ddd and nemiver
no other editors give me the feel of native performance like geany. it have all i need for a IDE
i set a hotkey for a custom action that i use for quick lookup in the c manual with this: zeal c:%s
and i enjoy it best with these colors https://imgsafe.org/image/79d8991e6e
found on https://github.com/krizoek/geany-neutraleye-themes
This is probably not an IDE, it's more like a plain text editor.
Also, Windows version does not properly support 2byte characters such as Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
This problem has not progressed for over a year.
Does not open files with NULL chars ($00). Even one only char prevents the file from opening, and this is due to a technical choice as explained by programmer.
Under Windows does not use system filerequesters.
Nice tool. I use it with Notepad++ and Sublime Text. The benefits is that it finds all the functions, variables for you and puts them in the sidebar. Not sure if SublimeText has a plugin/download to do that or not. Either way the search stays at the bottom and not in another tab. I use it for different kinds of files and coding.
Another tool in the toolbox. :)
Having used Windows operating systems for twelve years, the switch to a GNU/Linux one made me having to miss some known applications. Notepad++ is one of them.
Geany behaves the same way and if i didn't know any better i'd say it's an extended Notepad++.
It's worth checking out the extra's such as the extended snippets file at http://www.geany.org/Download/Extras
I love this application!
Just an observation: Geany's text editing component is Scintilla, which is also the component for SCite.