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Komodo Edit

My Favorite Text Editor

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Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit from ActiveState

Screen shot by J Kyrnin Get started with Komodo Edit

Get started with Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit is Open Source

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About Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit is one of my favorite editors. I use it for editing HTML, XML, and text files, and I use it all the time. It includes a lot of great features for HTML and CSS development. Plus, there are a lot of great extensions available to add on languages and other features (like special characters).

Komodo Edit is not the best available HTML editor, but if you're not afraid to build pages in HTML, or you use XML, you can't beat the price. Bear in mind that Komodo Edit is the loss leader for ActiveState. They would prefer you purchase their full IDE, Komodo IDE and the website can be confusing to find Komodo Edit. If you do web development programming or web application development, then you should consider the IDE. It has a lot of features that make it an excellent choice.

Target Market(s): Professional Web Developers or XML Developers


  • Operating System: Windows, Macintosh, Linux
  • Publisher: ActiveState
  • Price: $0.00 (free)
  • Type of Editor: Text Editor
  • Score:
    Web Designers: 38.9%
    Web Developers: 59.8%
    Small Businesses: 25.0%
    Beginners: 24.8%
  • Profile Last Edited: February 19, 2014

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  • Text editor with code completion and color coding
  • In-app preview
  • Write HTML5 documents with CSS3
  • FTP, FTPs, SFTP, and SCP
  • Lots of languages supported including PHP, JavaScript, XML, and HTML


  • No WYSIWYG editor
  • No link checker
  • No wizards or other assistance for beginning web developers

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