Geany – Free Open Source Text Editor[ UltraEdit Alternative ]

Geany is a free, cross-platform and open source text editor and source code editor, It’s an excellent alternative / replacement to UltraEdit, NotePad++ and PsPad.

Free and Open Source Alternative to UltraEdit and NotePad++


  • Multi-tabbed document interface.
  • Zoom in or zoom out with Ctrl + mouse wheel.
  • Drag and drop.
  • Search and replace using regular expression, find in files and folders.
  • Predefined templates for html, php, c, java, python, pascal, etc.
  • Syntax highlighting for C/C++, Java, Lisp, Lua, Python, Perl, PHP, Caml, Ada, Fortran, FreeBasic, GLSL, Pascal, VHDL, Vala, Verilog, Haxe, ActionScript, JavaScript, Matlab/Octwave source file, Ruby, Erlang, HTML, XML, CSS( Cascading StyleSheet ), SQL, Latex, YAML, etc.
  • Code folding and unfolding, code navigation.
  • Functions navigation, macros list, variables navigation.
  • Compile and build with external compiler like GCC.
  • Replace tabs by spaces or vice via.
  • Set line endings: convert and set to CR/LF( Win ), convert and set to LF( Unix ), convert and set to CR( Mac ).
  • Line wrapping, line breaking.
  • Allows to select, cut, copy, duplicate, delete current line.
  • Snippet completion, XML/HTML tag auto-closing, Auto-complete symbols,
  • Customazable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Project management.

Geany works on Windows 7, Windows XP, MacOS X, Linux, etc.

Geany is a 7.62MB download available from the developer’s website and CNET.

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