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5.1 How to Choose the Right Editor?

To round off this short course I’ve made a chart for you. It serves as a visual guide for choosing a text editor, depending on whether or not you want a free app, which operating system you are using and so on. Let’s have a look at the chart and see what it’s all about.

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2.Mac Only Editors
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3.Windows Only Editors
1 lesson, 05:32


4.All Platform Editors
3 lessons, 30:14



Sublime Text

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How to Choose the Right Editor?

5.1 How to Choose the Right Editor?

Welcome to the final lesson of this course. Now I've made a chart for you. And it's meant to serve as a visual guide in choosing what editor is best for you. Depending on whether of not it's free and what kind of, or what operating system are you using. So, let's have a look at the chart and see what it's all about. And this is the chart. Now, using it is very, very simple. Basically, you start with the very first question. Do you want a free editor? If you do, then you go this route. And depending on the operating system, Mac OS, Linux or Windows, you get the recommended editors. Now, you're gonna notice a few editors that were not covered in this course. One of them is Aptana Studio. Now, you might think that well, of course I want a free editor. Why would I go the no route. Well, the thing is, a lot of editors that have a lot of features come with a price. So if you go for a free editor, you might be missing out on a couple of features that could be really useful to you. So if you go this route, again, you will choose your operating system. And here, you will get the list of the recommended editors and their price. So here, you can see two new editors that weren't covered in the course. One is ICEcoder and the other is CodeRunner 2. CodeRunner 2 is Mac only, while ICEcoder is actually cross-platform. Then at the very bottom, you have this section for power users basically. So if you're a really hardcore developer, then you might consider Vim, which is free or UltraEdit, which is not free. The thing is, both of these editors come with some really advanced features. So if you're just like a typical web designer, then the first part of this chart will be enough for you. But if you're not, then you might need to get down here and check out these two editors. And that's it basically. I hope you find this chart and this course useful. And if you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. That's it for me. I'm Adi Purdila and from all of us at Tuts+, have a great day.

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