Choosing an Editor In PHP

On Linux
Bluefish –

Supports any protocol that is supported by GNOME VFS. (FTP, SSH…)


gedit is a free software, UTF-8 compatible text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. It is designed to have a clean, simple interface inspired by the ideals of the GNOME project.


gPHPedit is a GPL-based, small UTF-8 compatible text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, written by Andy Jeffries. It is similar to gedit with the difference that it is designed for PHP and HTMLtext editing. The current version is 0.9.91, released on July 5, 2006.

On Windows

Freeware editor with syntax highlighting It is a freeware text editor for Microsoft Windows, aimed at software developers. It can open and edit very large files, while requiring only modest amounts of RAMand hard drive space to run.

Crimson Editor – lightweight editor. Supports FTP
Programmer’s Notepad
Programmer’s Notepad (PN1) is an open-source text editor targeted at users who work with source code. It was released in 1998. PN1’s successor, Programmer’s Notepad 2 (PN2), was released in 2002 and is now based on Scintilla.
Possibly the most distinctive feature common to both versions is the combination tabbed document interface and multiple document interface called “Tabbed MDI” by the developer. The TDI is parent to the MDI.

Notepad++ is a free source code editor for Windows. The project is hosted on, from where it has been downloaded over eight million times.

This project, based on the Scintilla editor component, is written in C++ with pure Win32 API calls and uses STL. The aim of Notepad++ is to offer a slim and efficient binary with a totally customizable GUI.