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10 Free Text Editors For Your Projects

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10 Free Text Editors For Your Projects

10 Free Text Editors For Your Projects

Code edits comes in different forms with many functions to help you design your projects, there are many code editors but none of them are the same, each one of them has it’s own strength and weakness. In choosing which one is good for you, you might want to consider the type of project at hand and what your need is.

01.  Notepad++

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Notepad++ was one of the earliest text editors that widows users love the most because is free and lightweight. The app still competes with the rest of the text editors. The editor comes with plenty of features, and you can also rearrange the interface to suit your preferences.

  • Platform: Windows
  • Price: Free

02. Brackets

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Brackets is Adobe’s open-source text editor created by seasoned programmers. The app works seemly with Creative cloud, one good news about this app is that you can design your project in Adobe Photoshop and Import every bit it into Brackets. Brackets has a community of add-ons and plugin developers which comes with no cost. It has great workflow on both Windows and macOs. The app also comes with a live preview.

  • Platform: Windows/OS X/Linux
  • Price: Free

03. Komodo Edit

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This text editor is free like the other with a unique functions, it has an autocomplete, tracks changes and has a Markdown viewer. if you looking at a simple and lightweight IDE then Komodo Edit is for you.

  • Platform: Windows/OS X/Linux
  • Price: Free

04. Atom

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Launched in 2008, GitHub has become the code storage and development site of choice worldwide, and so any tool it releases is going to cause a big stir.

That’s certainly been the case with Atom. Dubbed “a hackable text editor for the 21st Century”, it’s designed to be simple to use out of the box, but also easily expandable using hundreds of packages.

Since launching in invite-only private beta early last year, it’s now fully open source and available to download for free.

  • Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 8, Linux
  • Price: Free

5. ICEcoder

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ICEcoder is an open-source code editor that lets you work directly within the browser, whether you’re online or offline. Very lightweight, you can install it and start using it almost instantly. Despite its size, it contains many great features you’d expect from a code editor, including broken tag indicators, highlighting themes and secure login.

  • Platform: Windows/OS X/Linux
  • Price: Free

6. Coffee Cup

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Here’s another great choice for beginners looking for a simple, free text editor. CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor is the free version of the full version, and so missing a few tools (CSS menu design, FTP upload) but there are plenty of powerful editing tools, a local Help file to walk you through the more complicated parts, and you can also upload your page to CoffeeCup’s S-Drive platform, where it will host it for free.

  • Platform: Windows
  • Price: Free

7. Bluefish

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Bluefish is a text editor with plenty of designer-friendly tools and options. Among the goodies on offer are syntax highlighting (ASP.NET, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP and more are supported), code folding, powerful find and search and replace tools and autocompletion. Bluefish also supports document templates; has wizards to add CSS, forms, tables, forms, audio and video objects; and quick tag editing and easy previewing of the current document.

  • Platform: Windows, OS X, Linux
  • Price: Free

9. Code Writer

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Windows tablets hardly look set to blaze past Android and iPads, and the app ecosystem is therefore relatively limited. We’re therefore delighted Code Writer exists. The editor boasts a sleek interface that’s perfectly suited to the UI formerly known as Metro, and the app provides advanced features such as code outlining, syntax-error flagging, text formatting, and auto-correct. Handily, snapped view is also supported, so you can code while ‘researching’ things on the likes of Twitter.

  • Platform: Windows 8
  • Price: Free

10. Vim

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Vim is essentially the text editor people flock to when they look at the others on this list and consider them toys for newbs. There’s a pretty steep learning curve, due to its overtly techie nature; but if you can cling on or are just looking for something more powerful to work with, you’ll find plenty to like in Vim’s flexible tools, customisation and macros, and efficiency-oriented commands.

  • Platform: Windows/OS X/Linux/Android/iOS
  • Price: Free


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