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  • Notepad++

  • 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 PortableApps.com
  • Vim

  • 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 need for a full IDE.

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

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

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

    tags: Portable code-navigation customizable ide large-files
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

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

  • Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or its big brother Komodo IDE) a try: it'll be worth your while.

    tags: code-editor html-editor javascript-editor macros perl-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • 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.

    tags: Discontinued Portable notepad syntax-highlighting text-editor
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com Discontinued
  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

    tags: code-editor hex-editor notepad programming text-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • AkelPad

  • A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast. User interface in 20 languages.

    tags: Portable languages-min-20 liberkey notepad text-editor
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • 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.

    tags: code-editor java notepad programming text-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Notepad2-mod

  • Changes compared to the official Notepad2

    tags: Portable code-editor notepad notepad-replacement notepad2
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com