List of PHP editors

This article contains a list of text editors with features specific to the PHP scripting language.

Free editors

Cross Platform


  • Alleycode HTML Editor — Freeware editor with syntax highlighting for both php and html.
  • ConTEXT — Freeware editor with syntax highlighting.
  • CodeIgniter — Its goal is to enable [developers] to develop projects much faster than…writing code from scratch, by providing a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks, as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries.
  • CodeLobster
  • Crimson Editor — Lightweight editor. Supports FTP.
  • Dev-PHP IDE
  • HTML-Kit — Syntax highlighting, Supports FTP.
  • Intype — Lightweight editor. Alpha version.
  • Notepad++ — Supports FTP; syntax highlighting.
  • PHPEdit — Free for student use, shareware, counts down from 30 days after install.
  • Programmer’s Notepad
  • PSPad — Supports FTP.


Mac OS X

Commercial editors

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