Following the lists of Graphic Designing and Video Editing, here's a list of text editor and IDE for GNU/Linux in AppImage format. They are Geany, Emacs and GVim, Brackets and BlueGriffon, Qt Creator and KDevelop, and more. Most of them are unofficially built by probono (Simon Peter, the father of AppImage technology). To run any app, just mark as executable and double-click the file, very simple. Enjoy!


  • Want to update installed AppImage apps? Simple, use AppImageUpdate!
  • Want to find more AppImage apps? See AppImageHub. 
  • Are you the official developer? Consider to publish your software in AppImage format with AppImageKit.

1. Geany


Description: simple, lightweight all-around IDE [www.geany.org]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 1.27
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: Geany-1.27.glibc2.15-x86_64.AppImage (80MB)
Download page: Bintray Geany

2. Emacs



Description: the legendary, oldest text editor and IDE [www.gnu.org/software/emacs]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 26
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: Emacs-26.1.glibc2.17-x86_64.AppImage (60MB)
Download page: GitHub Emacs by probono


3. GVim



Description: the legendary vim text editor [www.vim.org]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 8.1.0
Packager: chrisbra (Vim official)
Download: GVim GNU/Linux 64-bit (25MB)
Download page: GitHub Vim

4. Adobe Brackets


Description: web IDE from Adobe
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version:1.7.0 Bintray, 1.10.3 GitHub
Packager: probono (unofficial) for Bintray version, Brackets Userland team (unofficial) for GitHub version
Download:
Download page: Bintray, GitHub


5. CodeBlocks


Description: lightweight, cross-platform C/C++ and Fortran IDE [http://codeblocks.org]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 16.01
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: CodeBlocks_IDE-16.01.glibc2.14-x86_64.AppImage (30MB)
Download page: Bintray


6. Qt Creator



Description: the official Qt Framework cross-platform well-documented IDE [www.qt.io]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 5.8.0
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: QtCreator-5.8.0-x86_64.AppImage (190MB)
Download page: Bintray


7. Atom



Description: all-around hackable text editor by GitHub [https://atom.io]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 1.18
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: Atom-v1.18.0.glibc2.17-x86_64.AppImage (130MB)
Download page: Bintray


8. Bluefish



Description: lightweight, powerful web IDE with support for many other programming languages [http://bluefish.openoffice.nl]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 2.2.10
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: Bluefish_Editor-2.2.10.glibc2.15-x86_64.AppImage (14MB)
Download page: Bintray


9. BlueGriffon



Description: WYSIWYG web development and EPUB ebook editor [http://bluegriffon.org]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 2.0
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: BlueGriffon-2.0b2.glibc-x86_64.AppImage (53MB)
Download page: Bintray

10. Leafpad



Description: the official text editor of LXDE
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 0.8.18
Packager: probono (unofficial)
Download: Leafpad-0.8.18.1.glibc2.4-x86_64.AppImage (200KB)
Download page: Bintray


11. KDevelop



Description: KDE advanced cross-platform IDE for C/C++, Python, and PHP [http://kdevelop.org]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 5.2.3
Packager: KDE official
Download: KDevelop-5.2.3-x86_64.AppImage (130MB)
Download page: https://www.kdevelop.org/download


12. Kate


Description: KDE text editor and IDE [https://kate-editor.org]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: 16.08
Packager: KDE official
Download: Kate-16.08-x86_64.AppImage (54MB)
Download page: https://kate-editor.org/get-it


13. neovim


Description: vim fork that is smaller, with embedded terminal, and backward-compatible [https://neovim.io]
Architecture: 64-bit
Latest version: 0.3.1
Packager: neovim official
Download: nvim.appimage (10MB) (stable)
Download page: GitHub


14. Mark Text



Description: an efficient, auto-previewing, cross-platform markdown editor [https://marktext.github.io]
Architecture: 64-bit
Latest version: 0.12.25
Packager: Mark Tex official
Download: marktext-0.12.25-x86_64.AppImage (58MB)
Download page: GitHub

15. Notepadqq


Description: Notepad++-like text editor for GNU/Linux [https://notepadqq.com]
Architecture: 64-bit only
Latest version: CI built 1 April 2018
Packager: Notepadqq official
Download: notepadqq-.glibc2.14-x86_64.AppImage (30MB)
Download page: GitHub

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About AppImage


AppImage is a way to package a software (for developer) and to install it (for user) in one-file-per-one-app way that is universal for all GNU/Linux distros. With this, a software can be made available in its website for Windows and Mac and GNU/Linux in their respective formats of .exe, .dmg, and .appimage. To run an AppImage formatted software is the same as EXE and DMG, just let it be executable and double-click it! See also a very nice comparison between AppImage, Snappy, and Flatpak. Thanks Simon Peter (probono) for his excellent works at AppImage!



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