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8 Cool Free Code Editors for Android

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Programming can be a nightmare, if you don’t have the right development tools that allow you to write and test source code without being overwhelming. Coding on the computer is the best way, but it surely can’t beat the convenience of viewing or editing source code from anywhere. This is where mobile devices come in handy. Your smartphone and tablet can also be used as a development tool.

Google Play Store is full of apps for all your coding needs, ranging from code editors, compilers and development environments. They are all different and come with a varied set of features and drawbacks, which makes selecting the best tool a challenge. To help you save time and effort, we’ve compiled a list of 8 cool free code editors for Android.

1. DroidEdit (free code editor)

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DroidEdit is a text and code editor for Android phones and tablets with a simple interface. It supports several programming languagessuch as C, C++, C#, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Ruby, Lua, LaTeX, SQL and more. It offers syntax highlighting with deeper contrasting colors and several color themes as well as an option to create your custom color themes. It has powerful tools to help you achieve your goals easily. Emmet lets you expand simple expressions into full fledged HTML code. Other features include:

  • Infinite undo & redo
  • Search and replace text using normal text or regular expressions
  • Extra keyboard line with those hard to type coding symbols
  • Preview HTML files in browser
  • Keep opened files and changes between sessions
  • Open files directly from Dropbox or a file manager

2. Quoda Code Editor

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Quoda is one of the best free multi language text and source code editor for Android. It’s easy to use with integrated support for SFTP/FTP(S) servers and cloud storage (Dropbox and Google Drive). Quoda is loaded with many useful features such as find and replace with regex and case (in)sensitivity, syntax highlighting with themes, extended keyboard, cross-session editing, line bookmarking and auto-indentation. syntax highlighting is supported for a variety of languages, including HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, PHP, C, C++, C#, ActionScript, Lisp, Markdown, Haskell and more. Other features include:

  • Downloading URL source code
  • Auto-encoding detection
  • Brace matching
  • Undo and Redo
  • Color picker
  • HTML formatting
  • Comment code out

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