Text Editors

Cost: Free
Platform: Windows
Languages Supported: Many (see website)

Codetch - Codetch is a code editor that runs along side other Gecko based programs, such as Firefox. Install it as an extension today and have a full featured editor right beside your web pages as you surf!
Cost: Free
Platform: Whatever platform can run Gecko based programs like Firefox, Mozilla, Thunderbird.
Languages Supported: (X)HTML, Javascript, PHP, and others

TSW WebCoder
Cost: $29.99 for 1 personal license
Platform: Windows
Languages Supported: (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VisualBasic Script, PHP, and Perl

Good Old Notepad which is free and comes with any Windows operating system :slight_smile:

Cost: Free
Platform: Windows
Languages Supported: All

  • Name : LopeEdit
    • Cost/Free : LopeEdit Pro (shareware = €25) and LopeEdit Lite (freeware)
    • Platforms it runs on : Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    • Programming languages it supports : C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, VBScript, HTML, ASP, JSP, SQL, Cobol, C#, CSS, Pascal, Perl, PHP
    • URL : http://www.lopesoft.com/

I use notepad2, its very useful for lazy programmers like me…

Name : Notepad2
Cost : FREE
Platforms : Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP ( I have not tested in NT and 2000)
Supporting extensions/languages : .txt, html, css, xml, javasctip, VBScript, per, cgi script, C, C++, C#, resource script, MakeFiles, Java, Visual basic, Pascal, Assembler, SQL Query, Python Script, NSIS script, Configuration files, Batch files, DIFF files…

website : http://www.flos-freeware.ch/

hope that helps…

Cost: Free
Platform: Windows and Linux
Programming languages it supports: All
Features: Syntax highlight, extensive plug-in library for programming languages, FTP, HTML Preview + a ton more (not kidding)

Name: Win32Pad
Cost/Free: Free
Platforms it runs on: Windows (95 through XP–as of 24 August 2006)
Programming Languages it supports:
–> TEXT FILES: .txt .log .diz .nfo .ini .csv
–> ASP FILES: .asp .aspx .aspmx .asax .asa .inc
–> C/C++ FILES: .c .cc .cpp .cxx .h .hh .hpp .hxx
–> HTML/JSCRIPT FILES: .htm .html .shtml .xhtml .css .js .hhc .inc
–> JAVA/JSP FILES: .java .jsp .inc
–> MS-DOS BATCH FILES: .bat .cmd
–> PERL FILES: .pl .pm .cgi .inc
–> PHP FILES: .php .php3 .php4 .phtml .inc
–> RSS/RDF FILES: .rdf .rss
–> SQL FILES: .sql .pkg .prc
–> VB/VBSCRIPT FILES: .vbs .vb .bas
–> XML/XSL/XHTML FILES: .xml .xsd .xsl .xslt .xhtml .vxml .dtd .lo
–> (I’m sure it can support more, I was just copying the options available when you save a file, save for “All Files”)
URL: http://www.gena01.com/win32pad/

Name: Emacs
Cost: Free
Platforms it runs on: AIX 4.3.3, FreeBSD, GNU/Linux , Mac-OS X, MS DOS, MS Windows, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, SunOS, Ultrix (pasted from url below)
Programming languages it supports: All
URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

Name: qstudio
Cost: Free
Platforms it runs on: Windows
Programming languages it supports: PHP, HTML, SQL, Javascript
URL: http://www.qadram.com/products.php

( about 35 editors, some of them have been mentioned and some have not)

A bit late…
Cost: Free
Tested Platforms :

* Windows 95
* Windows 98
* Windows NT4
* Windows ME
* Windows 2000
* Windows XP
* Windows 2003 Server

Keyword Highlightning of the most common script/program languages:

* Assembler
* Awk
* BASH Script
* Batch Script
* C/C++
* ColdFusion
* C#
* Cascading Style Sheets
* Delphi/Pascal
* EDI Fact
* Fortran
* Java
* Java Script
* Lua
* Novell Login Script
* Perl
* Post Script
* Python
* QBasic
* Simula
* StreamServe Script
* Visual Basic
* VB Script

* Keyword Editor which lets you modify/create keyword definitions
* Automatic Function Help for almost every function (Perl, VB, C/C++, Java, PHP, Deplhi/Pascal, StreamServe)
* Supports Regular Expressions (NFA Traditional)
* Source Code Compiling with its own Output Window
* Powerful Search/Replace with Regular Expression support
* Supports up to 10 Live Templates with dynamic variables
* Unlimitied Undo/Redo
* HEX Viewer
* Auto-identation/Auto-pairs completion/Auto-completion of HTML and XML tags
* Supports multiple color-schemes
* Powerful Text-based functions
* Powerful HTML-functions
* Supports both DOS and UNIX files
* Extremely Customizable
* ASCII Table, shows you the ASCII-codes with its respective decimal and hex code
* Base64 Encoding/Decoding
* URL Encoding/Decoding
* Word Wrap

Name: EditPad
Platform: Windows
Cost: Pro $49, Lite freeware
Supports: Everything
Link: http://www.editpadclassic.com/

Name: SciTE (Scintilla Text Editor)
Platform: Windows/Linux
Cost: Free (Open Source)
Supports: All major langauges
Link: http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html

Name: Aptana
Platform: Windows/Mac/Linux
Cost: Free
Supports: html,css,js,php,xml,text
Link: http://www.aptana.com/

Name: Metapad
Platform:Windows 9x/NT/XP

metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad’s features and much, much more.

The transparency feature is pretty cool but sniff no spell check

Name: Cream for Vim
Platform:Windows 9x/NT/XP/Linux/Kitchen Sink

A modern configuration of the powerful and famous Vim, Cream is now available for Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and FreeBSD.

Ooh… I know someone who’d like that.

Name: Spket IDE
Platform: Windows/Linux/Mac
Cost: Free for non-commercial use
Supports: js, xml, lzx, xul, xbl, svg, kon, xaml
Link: http://www.spket.com/

IDE for JavaScript, XUL/XBL, Laszlo, SVG, Silverlight and Yahoo! Widget development.

Visual SlickEdit
Cost: $284.00
Platform: Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX
Programming languages it supports: Primarily C/C++ and Java, supports lots more.
Features: Live editing of diffs, advanced code refactoring, class browsing and lots more.
Link: http://www.slickedit.com/content/view/73/60/

Name: bluefish
Platform: POSIX compatible OS: Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, OpenBSD, Solaris, Tru64…
Cost: open source development project, GNU GPL licence.

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