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Multiplatform Editors

Name

Platform

Language

License

Notes

a8

Linux, FreeBSD

Python, GTK

GPLv3

Embed Vim. Little brother of PIDA

Alphatk

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Tcl/Tk

Proprietary

Extensible in Tcl, Tk; Can interact with python.

Code::Blocks

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

C++, wxWidgets

GPLv3

class browser does not currently work for .py files, but it's still a nice IDE to use for python projects

Bluefish

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

C, GTK+

GPLv3

The link points to the features page.

Cream

Linux, Windows, FreeBSD

C

GPLv3

Cream is a free and easy-to-use configuration of the powerful and famous Vim text editor for both Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux.

Cssed

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

C, GTK+

GPLv2

CSS editor with syntax highlighting for Python, and embeded Python interpreter. Extensible through a Python API.

codeEditor

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

BSD

Extensible in Python; part of PythonCard. Includes PyCrust shell.

eric4 and eric5

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, PyQt

GPLv3

Complete IDE, very well integrated with PyQT development, but usable for any kind of project. Supports projects, debugging, auto-complete, syntax coloring, etc. It is extensible via plug-in system. It has interfaces to Subversion and Mercurial.

CRiSP

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Proprietary

BRIEF-compatible, supports Python syntax, in-buffer Python interpreter, supports lots of languages. Powerful macro language.

DRAKON Editor

Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Tcl/Tk

Public domain

DRAKON diagram editor with code generation in Python.

DreamPie

Windows, Linux and Mac/MacPorts

Python, PyGTK

GPLv3

Interactive shell with history box and code box, auto-completion of attributes and file names, auto-display of function arguments and documentation. Keeps your recent results, provides session history saving (optionally in HTML), interactive plotting with matplotlib. Extremely fast and responsive.

DrPython

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

GPL

Simple, Highly Customizable Editor/Environment. A Tribute to DrScheme.

Eclipse

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Java

EPL

Eclipse is ... an open extensible IDE for anything and nothing in particular." Support for Python can be obtained via the PyDEV plugin.

EditPad Pro

Linux, Windows

Proprietary

Built-in Python syntax highlighting, Python class browsing, Python-compatible regular expressions, code folding, and extensive options for running external tools such as Python scripts.

Editra

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

wxWindows

A general purpose developer's text editor written in Python/wxPython. It supports python syntax highlighting, auto-ident, auto-completion, classbrowser, and can run scripts from inside the editor. Extensible with plugins written in python.

EmacsEditor

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS

C, Lisp

GPLv3

Python support with EmacsPythonMode. Extensible in Python using pymacs

Epsilon

Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and OS/2

Proprietary

Customizable Python mode, syntax coloring, function tagging.

ExCo

Linux, Windows, Mac OS

Python, PyQt4

GPLv3

Extensible editor written in Python, Python/C/Nim code tree browser, 3-window editing, text diff, multi-language support, Python REPL, manipulate editor text with Python code

FTE Text Editor

Unix/X, Windows, DOS, OS/2

C++

GPL

Supports lots of languages, including Python; doesn't seem programmable

Geany

Unix/X, Windows

C, GTK+

GPLv2

A small and lightweight GTK+ IDE that supports lots of languages, including Python.

gedit

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS

C, Python

GPLv2

gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment, with Python syntax highlighting.

ideas

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS

Python, PyQt

Proprietary

Ideas is a feature rich IDE that supports debugging, interpreting and project management.

J

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

Java

GPLv2

syntax coloring for python, extensible with jython, supports many file formats, has folding, fully customisable, has sidebar for class and functions, fast for a Java application

jHepWork

Unix, Windows, Mac OS

Java

GPLv3

IDE with Jython Shell. Syntax coloring for python, extensible with jython, supports many file formats, fully customisable, has sidebar for class and functions

Jasspa's MicroEmacs

Unix, Windows

C

GPLv2

Supports Python syntax and a Python-specific menu.

JED

Unix, VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, BeOS, QNX, and Windows.

C

GPLv2

Syntax highlighting and indenting, (optional) emacs keybindings, programmable with s-lang. Note: comment out "msw_help(..." line in pymode.sl if you are having problems on Windows.

JEdit

Unix, Windows, Mac OS

Java

GPLv2

Has three plugins - one for Jython and one for Python/Jython JpyDbg - interactive editing debugging, code browsing, highlighting.

JpyDbg

Linux, Windows, Mac OS

Java, Python

GPL

Netbeans jEdit cross IDE plugin

Jupp

Unix/OSX/Cygwin/Interix (curses), MS-DOS (DR DOS, FreeDOS, Win, OS/2 DOS-Box)

C

GPL

Versatile WordStar-like editor (JOE fork) with many colourised syntax-highlighting modes

kdevelop

Linux, Windows, Mac OS

C++

GPLv2

Kde main developping app. Code folding, syntax highlighting, navigator. projects, class browser, version control, customizable keybindings. Comes also with some typical python project models: pyton Qt app, Tkinter app and simple script.

Komodo IDE

Unix, Windows, Mac OS X

Proprietary

Komodo is an award winning Python IDE from ActiveState. Fully-integrated Python Python 2.x and Python 3 support featuring code intelligence with autocomplete and calltips, Python debugger (includes remote debugging), interactive shell, remote file support, macros, templating, emacs command support and great help documentation. There is also an open-source version called Komodo Edit (Source), as part of the Open Komodo project started November 2007.

Komodo Edit

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Proprietary/Open Source

scaled-down version of Komodo IDE which also supports Python, but excludes the integrated debugger.

gEcrit

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

GPLv3

Python IDE with focus is on simplicity and ease of use. It is fast and lightweight. It features Python indentation, line numbers, code folding, syntax highlighting, shell access, code completion, a program runner, a source browser, indentation guides, a white space indicator, autosaving, an edge line, multiple tabs, printing, jumping to a specific line, word searching, word replacement, zooming undo/redo, pastebin.com code submission, Python syntax checking, the ability to change the indentation of many lines at once, autocompletiton, and bad brace checking.

LeoEditor

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, PyQt

MIT

Outlining editor, fully scriptable and extensible, supporting literate programming. 100% pure Python code.

medit

Unix, Windows

C, GTK+

LGPL

Gtk editor with python bindings, allows plugins written in python.

nano

Linux, Windows

C

GNU GPL

Small, terminal-based editor, Syntax highlighting

ne

Unix, Windows, Mac OS X

C

GPLv3

Easy to use, small, powerful, fast, terminal-based editor. Supports UTF-8, syntax highlighting, undo, autocomplete, macros, regexes, bookmarks. v2.4 released 2012-04

NEdit

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

C

GPLv2

X-Based, Python support builtin.

Netbeans

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X, others

Java

GPLv2

Netbeans is an open extensible cross platform IDE ; Support for Python can be obtained via the JpyDbg plugin. A new plugin exists for Netbeans 6.5 or newer - info.

NINJA-IDE

Linux, Windows, Mac OS

Python, PyQt4

GPLv3

Lightweight and extensible editor. Class browser, project manager, PEP8 finder, virtualenv, plugin support

UliPad

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

GPLv2

wxPython based editor. Can be easily extended with mixins and plugins, and has many features. Seems to be biased towards Python web development as contains FTP GUI, RSS aggregator and HTML preview.

PowerPad

Windows NT, Linux (with GTK+ 2)

C++, wxWidgets

Freeware

Easy to use text editor with syntax highlighting for Python. Embeds the Python interpreter to extend functionality of the application

PyCharm

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

Java

Apache 2.0

Full-featured IDE for Python. Has Free and Open Source edition fully supporting Python as well as proprietary Professional Edition with Django, Flask, Pyramid and Google App Engine support.

PyDev

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

Java, Eclipse

EPL

Eclipse plugin. Code-completion. Debugger. Under active development. (ShowMeDo Videos)

Pye

Linux, Windows

Python, Tk

GPLv3

Ultra-lightweight Python/text editor made in Python with Tk. Emphasis on easy customization and no-bloat attitude.

PyPE

Unix, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

GPLv2

Written in Python - code folding, snippets, unicode, multiple documents, code completion, several languages, macros.

PyScripter

Windows

MIT

Free and open-source Python IDE created with the ambition to become competitive in functionality with commercial Windows-based IDEs

Pyshield

Linux, Windows

Proprietary

An IDE tool used to edit, debug Python scripts, publish encrypted scripts, build a standalone executable file, and make installation in various forms(.msi, .tar.gz, .rpm, .zip, .tar.bz2). It includes an editor simulating Emacs python-mode, a GUI debugger simulating GDB, a project view used to manage scripts, modules, extensions, packages and platform specific data files.

Python for VS Code

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

NodeJs

MIT

Free open-source extension for Visual Studio Code. Supports syntax highlighting, debugging, code completion, code navigation, refactoring, with support for Django, multi threaded, local and remote debugging.

PythonToolkit (PTK)

Windows/Linux/Mac (wxPython)

Python

GPLv3

An interactive environment for python features include: Multiple independent python interpreters. Interactively program with different GUI toolkits (wxPython, TkInter, pyGTK, pyQT4 and PySide). Matlab style namespace/workspace browser. Object auto-completions, calltips and multi-line command editing in the console. Object inspection and python path management. Simple code editor and integrated debugger.

Pyzo

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Python, PySide

BSD License

Open-source Python IDE focused on interactivity and introspection, which makes it very suitable for scientific computing. Its practical design is aimed at simplicity and efficiency. Pyzo consists of two main components, the editor and the shell, and uses a set of pluggable tools to help the programmer in various ways: e.g. source structure, interactive help, workspace, file browser (with functionality for searching). Also includes a post-mortem debugger.

SciTE

Windows, Linux (GTK+)

C++

MIT-Like

A highly configurable light-weight source code editor (about 50 file formats) based on widely-used Scintilla rich text widget/control. Features: sytax highlighting, code folding, auto-indent, brace matching, codepage/unicode support, multiple documents, context help, code execution, output pane, external tools support, RegExp find/replace, text export (HTML, RTF, PDF, LaTeX, XML). Python API for calltips and autocompletion available.

SPE

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Python, wxPython

GPLv3

Stani's Python Editor. Auto indentation, auto completion, call tips, syntax coloring/highlighting, UML viewer, class explorer, source index, auto todo list, sticky notes, integrated PyCrust shell, Python file browser, recent file browser, drag&drop, context help. Blender support with a Blender 3D object browser, runs interactively inside Blender. Ships with WxGlade (GUI designer), PyChecker (source code doctor) and Kiki (regular expression console). Extensible with WxGlade. (ShowMeDo Videos)

Spyder

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Python, PyQt4 or PySide

MIT

Highly active IDE project. It offers pretty much everything: syntax highlighting, auto-indentation, code browser, debugging with breakpoints, project browser, code completion, refactoring and tooltips (with rope library installed; for a local installation on Linux, just add unpacked folder to the Pythonpath with the integrated path manager in the tools menu). Especially suitable for scientific programming as it offers an interface similar to Matlab, with integrated consoles, variable browsing and manipulation. For Windows it is conveniently integrated in the Python(x,y) distribution.

SlickEdit

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Proprietary

Syntax coloring, popup function arguments, class hierarchy browser, graphical debugger, and other nice Python features. Context tagging with class/module namespaces, code navigation, and smart indenting are also supported.

Sublime Text

Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

C++, Python

Proprietary

Beautiful interface, Python syntax highlighting, Python plugins.

Vim

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS

C

Charityware

Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. Syntax coloring, indenting, autocompletion, and source-navigation tools for Python. Can be scripted in Python. See also Cream.

Wing IDE

Unix/X, Windows, Mac OS X

Proprietary

Powerful commercial IDE designed specifically for Python. Auto-completion, call tips, syntax highlighting, goto-definition, keyboard modes for emulating Visual Studio, VI/Vim, Emacs, & Brief, graphical debugger, code browser, integrated shell, scriptable in Python, and much more. (ShowMeDo Videos)

wxKonTEXT

Linux, Windows

Python, wxPython

GPL

Simple text editor written in python. Syntax highlighter, Code fold, Export code in HTML...

Unix-Only Editors

Name

Platform

FreeSoftware?

ZeroPrice?

Notes

Beaver

Unix + GTK

(./)

X

X

Supports debugging Python, Tcl, Ruby, Perl, Lua scripts. Code intelligence (Code completion, folding, auto-complete, code snippets, syntax highlighting matching tags, show keyword or variable information when mouse over...). Keyword help and improved script document. Integrated commonly-used scripting libraries (Tk, wxPython, Pygame, Pmw, Numeric...). Supports compiling python scripts to Windows EXE files.

Macintosh-Only Editors

Name

Platform

Notes

AlphaTcl

Mac OS

Python-mode extensible in Tcl

BBEdit

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Full-featured text editor; includes Python support. TextWrangler is the free version (see below).

Chocolat

Mac OS X 10.7 or later

General purpose editor with autocompletion for the Python standard library, plus inline documentation.

Coda

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

"text editor + file transfer + svn + css + terminal + books + more = whoah. welcome to coda. grow beautiful code."

EditXT

Mac OS X (Cocoa)

Programmer's text editor with Python syntax highlighting. Written in Python with PyObjC. Open-source (GPL).

Fraise

OS X (Cocoa)

Fork of Smultron. No longer under development

MacPython IDE

Mac OS

Included in MacPython distribution.

mi

Mac OS 68k Mac OS 9 Mac OS X

Does not initially include Python support but new language modes can be created. One available here Mi_Python

SubEthaEdit

Mac OS X

Python syntax coloring. Allow multiple author to edit the same file collaborativelly over the network using "Bonjour" (previously Rendezvous).

TextWrangler

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Free and full-featured text editor based on BBEdit. Includes Python syntax highlighting.

Xcode

Mac OS X

Free IDE and text editor. Includes Python syntax coloring.

TextMate

Mac OS X 10.3.9+

Great Cocoa editor with Python support including syntax coloring, integrated documentation, and a runtime wrapper with hyperlinked tracebacks. Note that code-folding of classes is currently broken for PEP 8 compliant code.

Smultron

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Again under active development, support for Python syntax coloring. Only available in the Mac App Store.

ScrIDE

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

Free OS X based IDE for the Python (and other) programming language (replaces discontinued PyOXIDE), with syntax coloring, completion, tool tips, source level debugger, help browser, etc...

Tincta

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Free text editor, with Python syntax highlighting. A paid pro version with more features is also available.

Online Editors

Name

Notes

Cloud 9

A general web-based IDE with support for Python. Provides a full Ubuntu environment with Python 2.7.6, and support for Django workspaces.

DataJoy

An interactive Python IDE for data exploration and visualization. Provides a full online Anaconda-based Python environment, with real-time collaboration, interactive IPython sessions, and easy publishing of output figures and code. Includes syntax highlighting and autocomplete.

PythonAnywhere

"Host, run, and code Python in the cloud!" Free and paid plans include access to multiple versions of CPython, PyPy, IPython notebooks, a large selection of third-party modules, bash and MySQL shells, and more.

SageMathCloud

A collection of computational mathematics tools in the cloud, including IPython notebooks, SageMath, Numpy/Scipy/Matplotlib, and Cython.

Wakari

Continuum Analytics' (distributors of the Anaconda Python distribution) hosted data analysis environment. Includes IPython notebooks, data visualization methods like matplotlib and bokeh, ability to add AWS nodes and clusters, command-line shells, file storage, SSH access, and other elements. (Some features require paid account)

Glorified Editors

"IDEs" that don't integrate anything Python-specific go here.

Name

Platform

Notes

Anjuta

Unix + GNOME

Cross-language IDE; syntax coloring & folding for Python.

Code Crusader

Linux x86

Commercial IDE with support to 30 other languages.

CodeForge

Unix

Commercial cross-language IDE; nice multi-user project manager.

DataNAUT

Windows

Cross-language IDE with integrated SQL support and automation features (currently German only GUI)

DrPython

Python + wxPython

Simple, Highly Customizable Editor/Environment. A Tribute to DrScheme.

Genie Jython

Java + Jython + Python

An OpenSource IDE for Python, Jython, and Java. Supports Syntax highlighting, Code Completion and many more. Developed in Java.

IDEStudio

Python + Tkinter + Tix

An extended version of IDLE using Tix.

IntelliJ IDEA

Java

Java IDE with Python support through Pythonid plugin - includes code completion, syntax & error highlighting, intra-file refactoring

KDevelop

Unix + KDE

Cross-language IDE for KDE - supports Python syntax/projects.

Netbeans

Java

A Java IDE with an optional plugin for Jython.

PyPE

Windows/X (Python+wxPython)

Written in Python - code folding, snippets, unicode, multiple documents, code completion, several languages, macros.

PythonWin

Windows

Available either as part of ActiveState's ActivePython distribution (which is not open source) or as part of the Win32All extensions from Mark's pages (which is open source).

rope

Unix/Windows/Mac

rope is a python IDE aimed at providing a rich set of software refactorings.

SourceNavigator

Unix/Windows with Tcl/Tk

Cross-language IDE & Source code analysis tool.

TruStudio

Eclipse

Python and PHP IDE; available in commercial Professional and open-source Foundation versions

VisualWx

Windows

GUI designer for wxPython.

WaveMaker

Linux/Windows/Mac

Full featured, free IDE bundled with wxPython, features projects, scintilla, and debugging

WxDesigner

Unix/Windows/Mac

Non-free Cross-language GUI dialog designer with integrated support for editing your Python callback functions.

WxGlade

Unix/Windows/Mac

A "designer" for WxPython (requires wxPython)

Ulipad

Unix/Windows/Mac

Multi-language editor that support python autocomplete, Direcotry/class browser, tags/multi-views editing, unicode, and Django wizard(requires wxPython)

xrope

Python Tkinter

GUI, class browser, file manager, with code completion. Licensed under the GPL.

Enhanced Python shells

Name

Platform

Notes

PyCrust

Python + PyCrust

Interactive Python shell included in wxPython.

PySlices

Python + PySlices

New "notebook" version of PyCrust with save/load features and the ability to run blocks of code in separate "slices".

IPython

Unix, Mac OS X, Windows

Enhanced interactive Python shell. Also usable as pythonic system shell (bash/cmd.exe) replacement. Supports autocompletion. Inline syntax highlighting. (ShowMeDo Videos)

JyConsole

Java, at least 1.4

Interactive, embeddable Jython shell with code completion. Licensed under the QPL.

win32

Interactive python shell using wxPython. py script and exe for win. Data plotting capability from within the shell. Free.

khpython

KDE

An interactive Python shell using PyKDE and a KHTMLPart (for HTML rendering).

PEEQ

Python 2.3 (or higher) and PyQt

An interactive Python shell using PyQt.

bpython

Unix, Mac OS X

Interactive shell with highlighting and autocomplete.

Mobile Device Editors

"IDEs" that run on mobile devices and tablets.

Name

Platform

Notes

Python 2.5 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 2.6 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 2.7 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 3.0 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 3.1 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 3.2 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 3.3 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

Python 3.4 for iOS

iOS

Universal iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) IDE.

PyPad

iOS

IDE for iPad

PythonMath

iOS

A Python Interpreter focused on math modules

Pythonista

iOS

IDE for iOS with native graphic and sound support through high-level API; games and interactive demos included

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