Lightweight text editor and IDE

Enrico Tröger

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Geany is a free and open-source lightweight text editor that can be configured as an integrated development environment (IDE). It is a cross-platform software that works on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Download Geany, the fast and free text editor by clicking the download button.

The good
Free and open-source.
Fully customizable.
Ability to use it as an IDE.
The bad
Only a few Plug-ins are available.
Reviewed by
Ammar Kurd
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Geany is a feature-packed text editor that can be configured as an IDE, the user can set-up the compiler from Build ==> Set Build Commands. The number of supported programming languages is really comprehensive that including C, C++, Java, Scala, Python, HTML, and many more languages.

Geany can be used to write normal text, but it is specially designed for programmers and developers that is apparent from the supported features such as code syntax highlighting, auto-completion, multiple tabs, built-in terminal, extensions, and other features. 

Geany features

  • Free and open-source.
  • Support for a large number of programming languages.
  • Easy to use.
  • Lightweight and fast.
  • Support for many languages and their encodings.
  • Can be configured as an IDE.
  • Features can be extended with plug-ins.
  • Ability to change the default colors of the syntax.
  • Cross-platform works on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Similar software

  1. Notepad++.
  2. Brackets.
  3. Atom.
  4. Visual Studio Code.
  5. Sublime Text 2.
  6. Komodo Edit.

Download Geany for Windows

Download the free and open-source text editor Geany for Windows with a direct and fast download link via Downzen by clicking the download button on this page.

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    Windows 7+