Geany

by Geany Developer Team

A lightweight cross-platform text editor for programmers

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Geany Developer Team

Release: Geany 1.23.1

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Last revision: Last week

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Geany is a great Interactive Development Environment for programmers that want the same setup across multiple languages and operating systems. Whether you're writing robust JAVA programs or need to Encrypt and Decrypt PGP messages on the fly, Geany has you covered. And, due to Geany's lightweight, low-dependency nature it can be quickly set up exactly the way you want it on any major operating system.

After being in active development for over 13 years there is now a great ecosystem of developers that use and contribute to Geany's codebase on a daily basis. This has resulted in Geany having one of the best plugin systems of any other development environment. And you are encouraged to write your own plugins as well. Or if there is anything that you find missing that you don't feel confident enough to code yourself there is also a Plugin wishlist. 

Features:

Geany's extensive plugin library makes it a great all-purpose IDE
  • Extensive plugin system and filetype support maintain Geany's status as the Jack of all trades IDE.
  • Geany's open source nature means that it is hacker friendly and every part can be modified to your heart's content.
  • Syntax highlighting, AutoComplete and Call Tips make Geany a breeze for quick code prototyping and debugging.
  • A Native build system allows you to compile and test your code on the fly from inside of the IDE.

In conclusion, If you want a malleable development environment that bends to your will regardless of whether you're building a webpage or learning a new language, Geany is a great fit. And if you ever run into any problems or have any requests, Geany's commitment to FOSS means that it is quite simple to speak directly to the developers in a quick and timely manner. The Geany community can be contacted through their official IRC channel, GIT or one of their many mailing lists for help or more information.

Geany is Free Open Source Software that cost nothing to use but donations are appreciated.

Geany DOES require a GTK runtime environment to run on windows, But that is included in the full installer.

Geany 0.19.1 (7.57 MB)
Geany 0.20 (2.04 MB)
Geany 0.21 (7.69 MB)
Geany 1.23 (8.07 MB)
Geany 1.23.1 (8.07 MB)
Geany 1.24 (8.32 MB)
Jordan
As a programmer, Geany is one of the best text editing softwares out there and as a bonus you can use it across multiple platforms with ease. I hate being limited by other softwares and having to pay a charge so this product being free and as easy to use as it is makes geany a perfect fit for what I am looking for.
dresha davis
i believe geany is a great software programmer or plug in it helps with multiple sources you may need no matter the language you need or operating system you may need. geany also seem as if it is very safe for your devices and does not have any hackers to worry about because they monitor everything on your device, also geany is very inexpensive.
Lewis
Softradar Geany is well thought out and easy to use. I think they put a lot of thought in to the end user experience, which is great. Thanks. The multi platform aspect works for me. I would highly recommend. Try for your self.
Euan
Geny for Windows is a great new piece of software that gives customers a variety of new tools. Geny a lightweight GUI text editor using Scintilla and GTK, including basic IDE features.
Max Vergara
Geany is a powerful, stable and lightweight programmer's text editor that provides tons of useful features without bogging down your workflow.
Harry
Geany is super useful for someone who programs day-to-day as a job. The IDE is incredibly useful when coding, allowing me to easily see syntax errors, supporting tons of different files types such as C, Java, Python and has easy code navigation. Not to mention, it's free whilst being on a level-playing field in contrast to other IDEs I've used which you have to pay for. The software is easy to set up and run too, which is also a bonus.
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