GNU Emacs!

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming lang...

GNU Wget is a free software
package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, `cron` jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including: * Can resume aborted downloads, using `REST` and `RANGE` * Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories * NLS-based message files for many different languages * Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally * Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft

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Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

tags: Portable autocompletion block-edit code-editor code-formatting
platform: Windows

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 extraordinar...

tags: Portable autocompletion automatic-packaging automation code-completion
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux


A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.

tags: autocompletion beautiful-design-easy-to-use code-completion community-based customizable
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell


Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content.

tags: code-editor configurability customizable developer-tools development
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris

Visual Studio Code

Code combines the streamlined UI of a modern editor with rich code assistance and navigation, and an integrated debugging experience – without the ...

tags: asp-net autocompletion bugs built-in-terminal c-plus-plus
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell


Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the ent...

tags: autocompletion c-development c-plus-plus debugger developer-tools
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux


Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for several languages....

tags: autocompletion extensible gnome lightweight notepad
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD GNOME OpenSolaris


Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few depende...

tags: Portable code-navigation customizable ide large-files
platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce

GNU nano

GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, g...

tags: auto-indentation command-line-interface search-and-replace syntax-coloring terminal-based
platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD Haiku


Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with plugins. Features a ...

tags: code-formatting programmers-editor regular-expression syntax-highlighting tabbed-interface
platform: Windows Linux BSD KDE

Adobe Dreamweaver

Tool for building websites and applications. Adobe Dreamweaver software is intended for web designers, web developers, and visual designers.

tags: code-editor drag-and-drop file-transfer-protocol html html-editor
platform: Mac OS X Windows


TextMate brings Apples approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks ...

tags: clipboard-history code-editor code-folding code-snippet-manager extensible
platform: Mac OS X


PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax, ftp, projects ...

tags: Portable css file-transfer-protocol hex-editor html
platform: Windows


Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

tags: bundled text-editor unicode-support windows-built-in
platform: Windows


SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for...

tags: coda code-editor css design file-transfer-protocol
platform: Windows Linux BSD Xfce