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Komodo Edit

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Komodo Edit review by Andrew S.
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"Komodo Edit flies"

What do you like best?

1. Cross-platform ( Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux ).

2. Firefox style extensions.

3. A lot contemporary color schemes.

4. Built-in FTP and SFTP, even with key authentification. It allows editing remote files directly and working with cloud-based projects.

5. Not Java-based. Java-based applications are very memory consuming.

6. Polyglot (as for languages ).

7. Many unique features.

8. Syntax support for rare, not popular and commercial programming languages.

9. Auto-completion functionality is excellent.

10. Syntax checking is configurable / customizable / extensible for every specific programming language. There are internal and external linters / hinters / etc.

11. Free full-fledged IDE.

12. Support is very responsive and one can easily contribute or post an issue.

13. Intuitive interface.

14. Easily integrates into desktop environment (GUI theme, system environment variables, custom installation folder, etc.).

15. As for my experience Komodo Edit never crashes.

16. Native unicode support and unicode compatibility checking.

17. Feature rich and various unique features.

18. International.

What do you dislike?

License restrictions specific for Komodo Edit (code should not be for production). Not so frequent extensions updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Komodo Edit for python / Javascript programmers and web developers the same as for DevOps engineers as it provides auto-completion and syntax checking for apache / bash / makefile / YAML config file types .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is my primary code editor / IDE, I use it even for note-taking and todo list.

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Komodo Edit review by Ruffa Regina D.
Ruffa Regina D.
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"easy to use"

What do you like best?

I have been using this to create my own webpage from scratch weather it is for portfolio or work based type and love it because it is clean and neat platform with easy to manage coding like using multiple tabs when creating html and css, short cut coding, quick preview and managing folders. I like how they continuously update for better improvements. Love using the preview tab to know how it would show.

What do you dislike?

The one thing I don't like is when setting up hosting services so I can run live and sometimes hard to figure out dimension when displaying different browser because I would want easy to see everything in all platform not have any images in weird position but overall nothing i dislike for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend try to read tutorial if needed for basic users for better understanding how to use the software unless you are tech savvy person but other than that just be patient because what ever you type is what you see is what you get on the preview and also try to have fun exploring when working with css because for me I try to create a unique styles for my site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently none so far. The benefits I realized is that I get to create my own webpage from scratch and apply my skills and knowledge that I have learned for building portfolio and to study my own page on how to improve my page better.

What Text Editor solution do you use?

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Komodo Edit review by Alan J.
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"My editor of choice, for 8 years"

What do you like best?

Is fast, multiplatform (Linux, Mac, Windows), and works with tons of languages. Have plugins for lots of usecases, like SFTP remote servers, or code tree.

No need of a "Project" concept like Eclipse. Unless you want, so you can have it.

What do you dislike?

Opening via command line is clumsy at best on OSX. Wad not found a way to open a file just on the needed line right away from the command line, like on VIM

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. And then try to configure something on Sublime for example. You can edit Komodo config files by hand, but does not NEED to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When my desktop is not capable of running the dev environment, a powerful machine on the network can be edited directly by Komodo using remote folders.

When hiring and training, the new people can be using any OS they want. And can edit lots of languages on a mixed day-by-day environment.

Komodo Edit review by Benjamin G.
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"Slick HTML editor"

What do you like best?

I have used a variety of Mac HTML editors over the years. I found Komodo about 6 or 7 years ago, and I haven't used anything else since. I do a fair amount of HTML/CSS coding, but doing such work is not my primary role title. I like how Komodo highlights the brackets I am working in, has an easy to use and understand interface, and a robust error checker. For me it works great.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, for the amount of coding I do, Komodo works great. No complaints!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can heartily recommend Komodo for someone who is wanting to do occasional coding. It is easy to use, even my wife who does no coding at all, figured out how to make the edits she needed to a file with little guidance and time. If you are a hardcore programmer, I don't know if there is a better option. For what I do, it works fantastic.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed an HTML editor that would let me occasionally edit my web page with the least amount of work. Previous HTML editors I used were either too simply or overly complex. Komodo is the perfect balance, enabling me to quickly read and edit my code.

Komodo Edit review by Allen C.
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"Perfect Lite Editor"

What do you like best?

You can be up and running with Komodo in a few mins, not only can you save templates for language specific files it has a TON of support for various languages great for some one working many projects or across several frameworks. I cant recall a crash or a bug, remote file support its 1 or 2 features short of a full iDE

What do you dislike?

If I had to complain it would be in reference to the GUI compared to the modern tools it seems a little dated I would also like to see some could support and a little more plugin functionality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a full IDE check out Komodo IDE this is not a full IDE but sufficient for alot of dev tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this for custom PHP dev, specific customer file exchanges, general txt file editing SQL file editing and various html tasks.

Komodo Edit review by Bryce M.
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"Great text editor for free. Excellent web server connection and interface."

What do you like best?

I like how easy the interface is to load, how well it connects to my hosted servers, and the how quickly the product loads and works. I have used a plethora of text editors in the passed 7 years and Komodo Edit has stayed my editor of choice for 2 years now. It just works great without adding confusing extras.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could more easily set my favorite locations without my server so I don't have to navigate through my file structure each time I want to edit a file, but It is not a big deal at all. The product just works, not a whole lot to dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I run an agency and this is a coding and editing files on a server comprises the great majority of what we do. I leave it up to our team to use the editor of their choice, but this is my editor of choice because it just works. I can save a lot of time by easily access the files I need to update and make corrections without having to navigate through a clunkly interface or an outdated FTP client.

Komodo Edit review by Frank P.
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"Komodo Edit fasta and free"

What do you like best?

What I like the most is its speed, and it can be used in several platforms (Windows, Linux, Max). The remote file editing is a great tool in addition to a lot of features like code folding and simple text zooming using the mouse wheel. the scrollable menu with its completion options it is also pretty nice to have.

What do you dislike?

For a free program you just canĀ“t complain, but it lacks of large file support and a spell checker.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Komodo Edit has all you need when handling code, particularly it is quick, and its support is excellent, in case of doubt its manuals have all the answers you may need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my case it allows me to edit files remotely which in some cases is a must.

Komodo Edit review by Giuseppe D.
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"Komodo Edit is the best choice for Web and scripting developer"

What do you like best?

Komodo Edit offer a free editor solution (developed with Mozilla technologies) for Web (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, jQuery, PHP5, PHP7, etc) and scripting language (Python, Perl, etc).

Features:

- Plugin and extensions support

- Code Completion

- Code Folding

- Tabbed GUI

- Syntax Highlighting

What do you dislike?

Komodo Edit don't have more useful Komodo IDE features

Recommendations to others considering the product

Komodo Edit is a free and extensible editor ideal for everyday development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have created more projects with Komodo Edit and is the ideal solution for everyday development.

Komodo Edit review by G2 Crowd User in Higher Education
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"Komodo edit is great for every type of coding"

What do you like best?

I like that Komodo Edit offers a great deal of customization. I like editing with a dark screen and lighter text. Komodo lets me do that. I like that I can have several documents open and in some case, have one document open in two screens side by side so I can view both the top of the document and the bottom. This is really great because then when I'm working on media queries, it makes moving code up or down a lot easier and prevents a lot of duplicate code.

What do you dislike?

Komodo Edit often crashes. I have updated several times, but it will crash out of nowhere.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you decide to use Komodo Edit, I suggest you take the time to learn every bit about it that you can. It really has a lot of features that make work a lot easier. It's definitely worth learning more about.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to open Komodo Edit a lot faster than other programs, like Dreamweaver. Komodo Edit has a lot of features that make working on several sites or files a lot easier.

Komodo Edit review by G2 Crowd User in Hospital & Health Care
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"A Solid Tool for Web Programmers"

What do you like best?

Daily, working with Komodo Edit is enjoyable. It has a built in FTP client, and doesnt force you to download a full set of files to edit, workign directly on the server. Firefox users will feel right at home. Komodo edit allows for custom color schemes, so is easy to set to your preferences. The auro complete is similar to visual studio.

What do you dislike?

Adding color scheme files isnt easy to figure out. Help documentation could use some help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend this or Coda.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed a soilid lightweight editor for websites.

Komodo Edit review by Ron G.
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"As a developer, I use this extensively for developing websites."

What do you like best?

The tool provides a formatted editor that allows for the capture of formatting errors and typographical errors,

What do you dislike?

When I have many pages that I'm working on, occasionally, I get 'lost' and start working on the wrong page.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get Komodo Edit...it's reliable, supported, and versatile.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allows me to quickly develop coding for websites, in HTML, PHP, and JS.

Komodo Edit review by User in Internet
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"Komodo really is suitable for multiple programming support"

What do you like best?

It has various features such as autocomplete, context view, multicolor view of syntax etc. I use it to develop my code-app. The context,project switching is easy. many formatting options.

What do you dislike?

The windows look too monotonous. I don't like the black screen view

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am writing my application code using komodo. Its usefull in terms of fast coding as it remembers your recent words and autocompletes.

Komodo Edit review by User
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"A nice free HTML editor, simple to use"

What do you like best?

Simplicity of use; it is a basic editor but since it is free, it's hard to compain. Fast to load, too.

What do you dislike?

Some features are lacking, which is to be expected from a free tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it as a fast editor when you do not need extra feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edition of HTML, CSS and Javascript files.

Komodo Edit review by G2 Crowd User in Internet
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"Easy to use "

What do you like best?

very easy to use and edit meta and xml files

What do you dislike?

it can some times be difficult in larger files to see where there are errors

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

meta and xml creation and editing

Komodo Edit review by User in Photography
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"Great Web Editor for OSX"

What do you like best?

Robust functionality allows it to be used for a wide range of projects (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)

What do you dislike?

The project library system could be modernized with some additional features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the demo and see if it fits your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HTML and JavaScript prototyping before deployment to CMS systems.

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