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list of with features specific to the text editors PHP scripting language.
Free editors [ edit ]
Cross-platform [ edit ]
Aptana Studio – Eclipse-based IDE, able to use PDT plugins, visual JS editor. Open-source, free project. (Community edition merged in).
Bluefish – A multipurpose editor with PHP syntax support, in-line PHP documentation, etc. With GVFS, supports SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, and SMB.
CodeLite – an open source, cross platform IDE for C/C++ and PHP. The built-in plugins supports SVN, SSH/ SFTP access, Git database browsing and others.
Eclipse – PHP Development Tools (PDT) and PHPEclipse projects. With additional plugins supports SVN, CVS, database modelling, SSH/ FTP access, database navigation, Trac integration, and others.
Editra – Versatile open source editor. Syntax highlighting and (partial) code completion for PHP + HTML and other IDE-like features like code browser etc.
Emacs – Advanced text editor. The nXhtml addon has special support for PHP (and other template languages). The major mode web-mode.el is designed for editing mixed HTML templates.
Geany – Syntax highlighting for HTML + PHP. Provides PHP function list.
jEdit – Versatile free/ open source editor. Supports SFTP and FTP.
Komodo Edit – General purpose scripting language editor with support for PHP. Free version of the commercial ActiveState Komodo IDE.
Netbeans – A dedicated PHP coding environment and complete integration with web standards. Supports SFTP and FTP. Full support for SVN and Git since 7.2 and powerful plugin support for added functionality.
SciTE – fast, PHP syntax highlighting, compiler integration, powerful config via Lua API.
The Black Toolkit – RAD tool for Visual programming in many languages.
Vim – provides PHP syntax highlighting, debugging. [1 ]
Sublime Text – Free for evaluation text editor.
Grease -  - Extendable PHP Editor with debugging proxy. Written in PHP using wxPHP.
Brackets - Free Editor in HTML5/NodeJS by Adobe Team the best for integration frontend
Atom - Free Editor inspired of Sublime Text in HTML5/JS by Github Team
Windows [ edit ]
Kantharos PHP IDE – Fast & handy freeware editor. provides built in debugger and class explorer.
Alleycode HTML Editor – Shareware editor with syntax highlighting for both PHP and HTML.
ConTEXT – *No longer under development* Freeware editor with syntax highlighting.
Crimson Editor – Lightweight editor. Supports FTP.
Notepad2 – Simple editor with syntax highlighting
Notepad++ – Supports FTP & SFTP via plugin; syntax highlighting.
PSPad – Supports FTP; syntax highlighting.
RJ TextEd – Feature rich text editor with many great features
Mac OS X [ edit ]
Commercial editors [ edit ]
ActiveState Komodo IDE – Support for PHP syntax checking, debugging, trial available
Adobe Dreamweaver – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
BBEdit – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
Coda – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
CodeCharge Studio – Supports FTP
Codelobster – Editor with syntax highlighting, debugger, code validation, supports FTP.
Codenvy – Cloud development environment.
EditPlus – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
HTML-Kit – Syntax highlighting, supports FTP.
Komodo IDE – Cross-platform integrated development environment for PHP as well as Python, Ruby and Perl.
Microsoft Expression Web – Full PHP support with syntax highlighting, etc.; Trial available
NoteTab – Broad editor, allows you to have multiple tabs open for different files, has FTP support, comes in two trial versions (NoteTab Standard, NoteTab Pro) and one free version NoteTab Light. NoteTab Pro highlights tags.
NuSphere PhpED – A PHP development environment and integration with modern web standards. Supports SFTP, WebDAV, and FTP. Native support for CVS source control system, SVN and Git support can be added using Tortoise Windows Shell plugins.
PHPEdit – Supports SFTP and FTP
phpDesigner – supports FTP
JetBrains PhpStorm – (Cross platform) professional PHP IDE with advanced editor, on-the-fly code analysis and other web development specific tools including FTP/SFTP synchronization; Trial available
Koding – Online development environment for many programming languages including PHP.
Embarcadero RadPHP (formerly Delphi for PHP) – Focus on web (Facebook, Google) and mobile (iOS, Android) development; Trial available
Sublime Text – Commercial multi-language text editor with syntax highlighting. Unlimited trial available. [2 ]
TextPad – Trial available
Top PHP Studio – Supports FTP
UltraEdit – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
Zend Studio – (Cross platform) professional PHP IDE, based on the PHP Development Tools plugin for the Eclipse platform; Trial available
VS.PHP – based on Visual Studio IDE, supports Intellisense for PHP, remote and local debugging. Local debugging is performed using IDE embedded web server with PHP extensions. [3 ]
PHP Tools for Visual Studio - PHP integration for Visual Studio IDE, supports IntelliSense, debugging, error handling while debugging, publishing, error checking, all the natural Visual Studio editor features. [4 ]
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