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Multi-purpose/Development text editors

Is it tiring to correct syntactical errors which are a hurdle to your successful building of applications? Are most of your application build errors code based rather than logic based? Listed below are links to applications that provide with several generic Multi Purpose Text Editor which comes with an easy user interface and many advanced functions and features.

Code editor

They enable highlighting of keywords for the most commonly used programming languages such as PHP, Perl, C/C++, Visual Basic, XML, HTML, CSS and many more. You can even define your very own computer languages as well. It supports regular expression in both find and search/replace dialogs, and has many powerful HTML-functions as well as normal text-based functions.


Atom 1.63
very flexible and full featured text editor inspired by Vim, Sublime and TextMate. review
BDV Notepad 5.2
window snotepad replacement that can work with files of any size, supports shortcuts, multilevel Undo/Redo, autosaving, URL-autodetection and start. review
Crimson Editor 3.72
Professional source editor for Windows that comes with syntax highliting for HTML, C/C++, Perl, Java, Matlab and LaTeX and possibility to make custom ones. Very small in size (less than 850KB). review
CudaText 1.190.1
a really fast cross-platform opensource text editor. It is extensible by Python add-ons: plugins, linters, code tree parsers, external tools. Syntax parser is feature-rich, from EControl engine. review
Geany 1.37.1
powerful, stable and lightweight programmer's text editor that provides tons of useful features without bogging down your workflow. It runs on Linux, Windows and MacOS is translated into over 40 languages, and has built-in support for more than 50 programming languages. review
hex editor than can handle very large files (more than 4GB) and has a built-in RAM and disk editor. review
jEdit 5.6.0
programmer's text editor with many features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GNU. review
Notepad++ 8.5.2
source code editor (and Notepad replacement) which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment. 1 review
Notepad2 3.0.20
small, fast and free text editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages. review
fast and light-weight text editor with syntax highlighting. review
Programmerís Notepad 2.0.8
powerful text editor featuring syntax highlighting, project management, tabbed interface, regular expression search and replace, code folding and more. review
PSPad 5.5.1 (783)
programmers editor with built in FTP client, macro recorder, templates, HEX editor, syntax highlighting, spell checker and unlimited length of edited text. review
RJ TextEd 15.63
a full featured text and source editor with Unicode support. It is also a very powerful web (PHP, ASP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS) development editor. The functionality extends beyond text files and includes support for CSS/HTML editing with integrated CSS/HTML preview, spell checking, auto completion, HTML validation, templates and more. The program also has a dual pane file commander, as well as a (S)FTP client to upload your files. review
SciTE 5.3.5
highly customizable source code editor for Windows and Linux compatible systems. Opensource. review
TED Notepad 6.2.1
a free light-weight notepad alternative. review
VBA Code Compare
allows you to compare and merge any Visual Basic code embedded into a VBA project (macros, sheet code, module code etc.). VBA Code Compare uses direct access for working with VB modules. review
Visual Studio Code 1.77
great source-code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. Released as open-source. Highly customizable. Supports debugging, embedded Git control and GitHub, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets and much more. review
XEmacs 21.4.22 (21.5.32 beta)
highly customizable open source text editor and application development system. review
XVI32 2.55
Hex editor running under Windows 9x and NT. review

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