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  • 4.2
    1250 total
  • Category: Productivity
  • Published by: Actipro Software LLC ?
  • Size: 2.5 MB
  • Supported processors: x64
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Learn more: Website & Support
  • Notes:
    We are continuing to work on a Windows 10 rewrite of Code Writer with a fresh new user interface. Follow @CodeWriterApp on Twitter to see screenshots and give feedback. v2.6 updated to a newer analytics service version.

Code Writer

Code Writer is a free text and code editor app with active syntax highlighting that updates as you edit documents and has over 20 supported file types. A tabbed document interface allows for quickly switching between open documents. The app has been built from the ground up with Windows 8 design principles in mind. It's fast and fluid, and gives you the power to edit documents with features you'd normally only find in desktop apps. Code Writer is perfect for editing any text-based file, doing code reviews, or giving presentations with code samples. The core text editor screen allows you to edit documents in full-screen mode without chrome distractions. Only the scrollbars and line/column display are visible by default. Find/replace and advanced features like tabify lines and convert case are available. Easily create new or open existing documents from any accessible source. Color is used pervasively throughout the app to create a bond between you and the various file types you work with. Configure the editor theme and other options such as font size to mold your ideal editing environment. Learn about every product feature with the included detailed documentation. The app functions in snapped view, allowing you to work side-by-side with other apps, and is fully supported on ARM, x86, and x64 devices. IF YOU LIKE THIS FREE APP, PLEASE SUPPORT ITS CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT WITH GOOD RATINGS. We have many plans for further improvements but want to hear your suggestions too. It is most helpful if you post your own ideas for app features in our support forum (instead of or in addition to reviews in the Store) so that we can communicate directly with you. Sometimes we may need more information about the feature request and by posting in our forums, we can get that from you. Thank you for your support, it is much appreciated. Happy coding! Follow us on Twitter with @CodeWriterApp. You can even chat directly with our dev team via Slack (http://www.actiprosoftware.com/community/chat) to help guide future Code Writer features!


  • Over 20 syntax-highlighted file types supported including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, C#, VB, C++, ASP, PHP, Markdown, Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, and many other common languages
  • Some file types support advanced editing features like code outlining, syntax errors, text formatting, quick info, color previews, auto-case correct, etc.
  • Create new documents, browse to open any accessible document (local, SkyDrive, etc.), and easily reopen recent documents
  • Chromeless UI editing surface that only shows caret position and scrollbars
  • Scrollable tabbed document interface to switch between open documents
  • Open documents are persisted between app sessions
  • Modified documents are flagged
  • Find and replace, go to line, and document properties panes
  • Document print support with numerous options
  • Touch-based selection support, and a plethora of keyboard shortcuts
  • Live tile that displays the names and save state of open documents
  • Integrates with Settings charm for access to configuration options
  • Supports sharing of document or selected text with other apps via the Share charm
  • Supports other Windows Store apps sharing text or files with Code Writer via the Share charm
  • Detailed documentation that describes all app functionality
  • Snapped mode view support for working side-by-side with other apps
  • File associations allow the app to be used as a default editor for various file types
  • Options for theme, font family/size, line numbers, word wrap, current line highlight, delimiter highlighting and auto-complete, web color previews, whitespace characters, tabs/spaces, line ends, etc.
  • Options to add custom file extensions for file types, and disable file types you don't work with
  • Run the app and open files using the codewriter:// protocol

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13 May 2016

This application is awesome for a new programmer or who have been start coding recently but cons in this application is auto select and correction option and the run option. work needed in UI.


5 March 2016

Why can't instilled it on window rt 32g? ..I keep getting an error message saying can't inset. Code writer?


18 February 2016

It is a very good editor but very slow to open up.... I have only this problem with it


13 February 2016

I wasn't even looking for something to write code. I just needed a very simple, distraction free word processor with support for dark background to write notes, email drafts, blog articles. Code Writer works great for my purposes. Would love if they added pin files to start.


10 December 2015



9 December 2015

v2.4 (current version)  ●  ADDED: Quote delimiter auto-completion for most file types.  ●  ADDED: Support as a share target for text from other apps.  ●  ADDED: Support as a share target for known file types from other apps.  ●  ADDED: Character encoding option for UTF-8 with no signature.  ●  ADDED: When opening non-Unicode files, the default character encoding specified in Editor Settings is used as appropriate.  ●  ADDED: Improved international support with better caret/selection movement and delete and backspace functionality around multi-byte Unicode characters.  ●  FIXED: Document-specific character encoding wasn't taking priority over default. v2.3 from 2014-03-05  ●  CHANGED: Right-clicking mouse over code editor now shows a context menu. Right-click at top/bottom of screen, or left-click status bar to show app bars with mouse.  ●  ADDED: Editor settings option for whether context menus are enabled (instead of showing app bars on mouse right-click).  ●  ADDED: JSON file type.


25 July 2015

While searching for an app that would open .wri files this was a recommended app. This app DOES NOT open these files. I am disappointed in this program as I have old files that I would like to convert.


14 July 2015

First off, this app rocks. One thing I really would like is to be able to have a split view, like sublime text or notepad++. It really speeds up development. I'm not sure if you can make two instances of this app, but that would be one way to emulate that functionality too.


9 July 2015

I was looking around for an app that was very efficient and appealing to the eye and I came across this. It is a great app for beginner or veteran programmers.


22 June 2015

Doing many code review on tablet is challenging, this up make it easier

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