8 Free Programming Text Editors For Developers

by April 12, 2016 1 comment

Almost every operating system comes with default text editor but if you are a programmer then you might need something advance.  There are many free but powerful text editors are available which helps in minimizing the error and speed up the focus require in coding. So here is the list of  7 text editor which you can download and use.



ATPad is a simple Notepad replacement written in pure C and Windows API.  It is for developers who like to work on  a text editor rather than a full-fledged IDE, ATPad offers a tabbed environment, line numbering, bookmarks, a snippet system, unlimited undo/redo and more.



CodeMirror is a versatile text editor implemented in JavaScript for the browser. It is specialized for editing code and comes with a number of language modes and add-ons that implement more advanced editing functionality. It supports more than 90 languages with autocompletion, code folding, bracket and tag matching, and more.



Atom is a desktop application based on web technologies. It is a text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file. It has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system.



It offers content-sensitive editing, syntax coloring, full Unicode support, customization capabilities and a large library of extensions. It supports Windows, Linux, and OS X



jEdit is a Java-based text editor supports more than 200 programming languages. It includes a built-in macro language with hundreds of pre-written macros and extensions available. Operating System: OS Independent



Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. It is based on the powerful editing component Scintilla. Features it provides are highlighting and folding, a customizable GUI, document map, auto-completion, tabbed interface, WYSIWYG printing, bookmarking, macros and more.



This fast, cross-platform text editor boasts hundreds of supported functions. It includes a spellchecker, tabbed layout, syntax highlighting for dozens of languages, support for code snippets and templates, bookmarks, a calendar and more.



TextMate is a text editor for Macs only, TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even a language specific IDE lacks.


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  1. paul
    #1 paul 3 May, 2016, 14:12

    For small changes I want a simple editor with the ability to include headers and footers on printouts so I wrote my own.

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