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Top 12 Text Editor Options

Based on our collection of software reviews as well as verified products.
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  1. Eclipse

    Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle.

  2. Atom

    At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.

  3. IntelliJ IDEA

    Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM

  4. Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features. Fully customizable with macros, and syntax highlighting for most major languages.

  5. Netbeans

    NetBeans IDE 7.0. Develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. NetBeans IDE is open-source and free.

  6. Visual Studio Code

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft

  7. Xcode

    Xcode 4 is the new version of Apple’s powerful integrated development environment for creating great apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode 4 includes the Xcode IDE, instruments, iOS Simulator, and the latest Mac OS X and iOS SDKs.

  8. PyCharm

    Python & Django IDE with intelligent code completion, on-the-fly error checking, quick-fixes, and much more...

  9. Notepad

    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format.

  10. Visual Studio

    State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.

  11. PhpStorm

    Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers

  12. Brackets

    A modern, open source text editor that understands web design