Since this seems to be an extremely common question amongst SitePoint members I’ve decided to make a sticky that just lists what is available. Please help make me a list of available software. I guess what we would need to know for each piece of software is:
Platforms it runs on
Programming languages it supports
I’ll periodically update this list so we can have a one-stop thread for text editors.
UltraEdit Cost: $ 39.95 (€ 34.76) Platform: Windows Languages Supported: All
jEdit Cost: $0 Platforms: anything with a Java runtime Programming languages: anything I’ve thrown at it! I mostly use it for JSP, XSLT, and Ruby, though PHP, ASP, CF, SQL, HTML, CSS, etc. all work too.
TextPad Cost: $ 28.80 (€ 24.30)/Try before you buy Platform: Windows Languages Supported: All Description: Whether you simply need a powerful replacement for Notepad, a tool for editing your web pages, or a programming IDE, TextPad does what you want, the way you would expect.
Not sure how to enter this, so I’ll just say it. You can get BBEdit for $99. If you register TextWrangler (which is free), then you can “crossgrade” to BBEdit for $99. Your get the coupon in your TextWrangler registration email. Not sure why BareBones doesn’t just charge $99 in the first place, but anyways just wanted to point out that you don’t have to pay $199 for BBEdit anymore.
You can also get the $99 crossgrade price if you have Dreamweaver or GoLive.
* Open and edit many documents at once
* Multi-level undo/redo
* Very fast text processing
* Highlights URLs and HTML tags
* Supports document templates
* Multilingual spell checker and thesaurus
* Supports regular expression search/replace
* Programmable - add your own features
* Syntax Highlighting
* Automatic Backup
* Integrated HTML Tidy