If you are a programmer or a writer, a good text editor is a must essential thing that we should always keep in any operating system. A text editor is a great tool for managing code, writing down quick notes, or just as a distraction-free writing tool. Hence, today we will show you a list of best text editors, based on your nominations.

Top 10 Best Text Editors For Programmers

Although there are many IDEs dedicated to certain programming languages, one of the tools that are always at hand of any programmer is a text editor. Today we will present here a small list of Top 10 of those that provide some key functions and features that help efficiently in the work of any programmer.

So, let’s get started:-

#1 Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a text editor, cross-platform source code, written in C ++ language, which was initially thought to be an extension of vim. This editor offers extraordinary features and a simply amazing performance. One of the most amazing features of this editor is the “multi-caret editing” that allows you to write the same thing in several places.


The Atom is the popular Github code editor, it is a favorite of developers because of the features it offers. Atom allows programmers to access the semantics of various programming languages, integration with Git and (of course) with Github itself, the customizable themes and access to a community that is developing and creating modules and Atom extensions. The Atom was written in HTML and JavaScript and the user can easily customize the interface via CSS.

#3 Notepad ++

Notepad ++ is a powerful text editor which combines a number of features that facilitate the work of anyone working with digital text. It is quite light, it recognizes the syntax of about 40 programming languages including the languages like C, C ++, HTML, XML, ASP, JAVA, SQL, Perl, Python, HTML5, CSS and other languages as well with syntax highlight, hence, it will be a great option for programmers.

#4 Light Table

Light Table is considered as a highly modern and innovative text editor. This editor can be easily customized, even we can embed graphics and see in real time the result of a certain code. So, we assume that it is worth a try.

#5 Bluefish

Bluefish is a powerful text editor, recommended for programmers and web designers. You might be thinking that how many options are available, as it allows developing HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, C, Javascript, Java, SQL, Perl, JSP, Python, etc. Bluefish was created by Chris Mazuc and Olivier Sessink in 1997 with the aim of facilitating the web development professionals have the operating system as Linux.

#6 Brackets

Regarded as the gedit substitute (a text editor with GUI), the brackets is a code text editor, very versatile, lightweight and can be easily strapped through the various extensions available.

#7 VIM

VIM is a major text editor for GNU/Linux. It is excellent for its capabilities and therefore it is one of the elected editors by most users. The interface is not very friendly and at the beginning, it will be little difficult for the users to master the editor.

#8 Emacs

GNU Emacs is a highly extensible and customizable text editor. It is considered as the “Swiss Army knife” of writers, programmers, and analysts. It was originally developed in 1976 at MIT by the free software activist Richard Stallman. The current version of the GNU Emacs was written in 1984 and is still being actively developed. Many times this editor Emacs also called a “system within another system”.

#9 UltraEdit

As the Sublime Text editor, UltraEdit is also a complete editor in terms of features. This editor can be easily customized and we can even configure FTP connections, SSH, Telnet to work on code that is on the server side.

#10 ICECoder

As a final editor, ICECoder is a fantastic project. Have you ever thought to have a text editor in a Chrome tab with various features available? Yes, currently the ICECoder supports this feature along with the support for multiple languages, including most importantly PHP, C, C #, Lua, etc.

In the segment of text editors, there are several reliable options available. But, these are ten of the most popular and the most functional text editors currently available.