Geany Reviews

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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
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The Notepad++ for GNU/Linux distros

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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

I love this application!