Top 10 HTML Text Editors that coders would love

Best in class HTML text editors that will take the your coding experience to another level

It is never a good idea to use a simple text editor like Notepad to write your code. Especially when you have dedicated text editors available for free. This article is in response to the numerous messages we’ve received on suggesting the best text editor.

This time it is for Web Developers and thus we’re focusing on HTML and Javascript editors.

Here are the top Ten HTML text editors :

1. Popline

Popline is an WYSIWYG based HTML editor. WYSIWYG is an acronym (pronounced as Wizy-Wig) for “What You See Is What You Get”.
The description of this editor on Git is as follows:
Popline is a non-intrusive WYSIWYG editor that shows up only after selecting a piece of text on the page, inspired by popclip.

2. Squire

Squire is an HTML5 rich text editor, which provides powerful cross-browser normalisation, whilst being supremely lightweight and flexible. It is built for the present and the future, and as such does not support truly ancient browsers. It should work fine back to around Opera 12, Firefox 3.5, Safari 5, Chrome 9 and IE9.


wysihtml5 is an open source rich text editor based on HTML5 technology and the progressive-enhancement approach. It uses a sophisticated security concept and aims to generate fully valid HTML5 markup by preventing unmaintainable tag soups and inline styles.

4. Mercury

It is full featured HTML 5 text editor and supports all HTML 5 element syntax and Javascript. It supports certain features like Simple Markdown, Snippet, HTML, Preview features, Videos, Images etc.

5. Rendera

Rendera is an online HTML 5 text editor that offers you the facilities to preview your current work. It transforms your current work into CSS. It supports SASS and HAML. It is built with CoffeScript and Sinatra.

6. Aloha Editor

Aloha Editor is an open source WYSIWYG editor that can be used in webpages. Aloha Editor aims to be easy to use and fast in editing, and allows advanced inline editing. The first version was released 15 July 2010.

7. Blue Griffon

BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards.

8. Qute

It is a simple text editor that supports TeX and Markdown. You can preview the each paragraph and may switch between editing as well as viewing mode of the system. It also supports all the advanced features of the system.

9. Raptor

It is open source javascript editor. It is user-friendly, easy to integrate and customize the things. It is basically designed for inline editing and multi-block layouts. It uses all the advanced technologies.

10. LineControl

LineControl allows you to add a beautiful, responsive and fast online Text Editor to your web application/site. LineControl is designed to work with Twitter Bootstrap and as a Jquery Plugin. To add the plugin to your project, just include the JS and CSS files to your HTML template.

Abhishek Awasthi
Abhishek Awasthi
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection -Mark Twain.


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