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Top 5 FREE Best Code Editors for Windows

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Top 5 FREE Best Code Editors for Windows

Regularly we get some queries about what is the best code editor for Windows? So you can use any plain text editor, for example, Notepad, however, there are better editors out there with more features like code syntax highlighting, color scheme, code formatting, advanced find and replace and so on. In this article, I will explain you the best code editors accessible for Windows users.

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So let’s get started:

1.  Notepad++


Notepad++ is a free and open-source code editor for Windows. It is very easy to use for beginners. It supports 27 programming languages, searches regular expressions and support syntax highlighting and folding, synchronized edits and views, and much more for many languages including PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It also has a built-in FTP Plugin that allows you to connect to your server and edit files directly without leaving the editor.

2.   Eclipse


Eclipse is a Java-based open source platform that allows a software developer to create a customized development environment (IDE) from plug-in components built by Eclipse members. Eclipse is managed and directed by the Consortium.

It includes tools made to give developers the freedom of choice in a multi-language, multiplatform, and multi-vendor environment. By collaborating and exploiting core integration technology, tool producers can leverage platform reuse and concentrate on core competencies to create new development technology.

3.  Sublime Text


Sublime Text is a super fast and feature-packed text editor. If you are going to be coding regularly you want to try this amazing editor (IDE).

Some of the Features of Sublime Text:

  • Multiple cursors: Once you have discovered multiple cursors you won’t want to work without them anymore. As the name suggests they let you write or edit in multiple places in a document at the same time.
  • Vintage mode: Vim keyboard shortcuts will work just like in the original Vim editor. To use them, all you need to do is to enable vintage mode.
  • Lightning fast: This is the fastest code editor you will find right now.
  • Command Pallet: A great feature that allows you to reach about all functions of the editor via the keyboard. You will hardly use your mouse and thus code more efficiently.

4.   Atom


Atom is a cross-platform code editor created by developers for developers. It is open source, and much like WordPress, Atom users can submit packages and themes for the software. It looks pretty and you can change the appearance by installing themes.

Some of the features of Atom:

  • Cross-Platform editing
  • Built-in package manager
  • Smart autocompletion
  • File system browser
  • Multiple panes
  • Advanced Find and Replace

5.   UltraEdit


UltraEdit is a cross-platform and powerful  Code editor available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. It comes with a built-in file comparison utility, autocompletion, advanced layout, multi-tab, multi-pane editors, and syntax highlighting for the most popular programming languages.