3 Best Free PHP Code Editors for Web Developers

The appropriate selection of editors and IDEs have become crucial for the developers as they spend a lot of time when it comes to choosing software. A good programming environment comes up with syntax checking, code correction, auto-completion and auto-addition at max to offer a complete package of code intelligence. Every year, many new code editors are launched, and so the developers of different programming language get a little confused on which one to go for?



PSPad is a freeware programmer's editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems, useful for people who:

  • work with various programming environments
  • like highlighted syntax in their source code
  • need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor
  • are looking for a tool that handles plain text
  • want to save time - PSPad offers rich text formating functions
  • need a tool that offers user extension capabilities
  • want to save money and still have the functionality of professional products because PSPad is free for commercial and government purposes too


Apache NetBeans

Fits the Pieces Together

Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

 Fast & Smart Editing

Apache NetBeans is much more than a text editor. It highlights source code syntactically and semantically, lets you easily refactor code, with a range of handy and powerful tools.

 Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS, and More

Apache NetBeans provides editors, wizards, and templates to help you create applications in JavaPHP and many other languages.

 Cross Platform

Apache NetBeans can be installed on all operating systems that support Java, i.e, Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and BSD. Write Once, Run Anywhere, applies to NetBeans too.

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CodeLobster IDE 1.8.0 (multi-platform version) is absolutely FREE version.
This multifunctional cross-platform PHP IDE (HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript code editor) has almost all features other modern IDEs have. It allows quick and efficient developing of any php application.

  • Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mint
  • Supported interface languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Turkish, Persian
  • Flexible and powerful plug-in system allows open-ended expanding of basic functionality


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