Screenshot of Arachnophila editing an HTML document
|Original author(s)||Paul Lutus|
|Stable release||5.5.2837 / April 3, 2014|
|License||GNU Lesser General Public License|
Arachnophilia is a source code editor written in Java by Paul Lutus. It is the successor to another HTML editor, WebThing. The name Arachnophilia comes from the term meaning "love of spiders", a metaphor for the task of building on the World Wide Web.
Once written as a Windows application, the program was rewritten by Lutus in Java as part of his boycott against Microsoft and its product activation features for Windows XP. Arachnophilia requires the Java 2 runtime environment, release 1.5 or later.
Other features include:
- multiple-document interface
- user-customizable toolbars
- full drag and drop support
- global search and replace
- built-in FTP client
- automatic uploading of files
- user-defined templates