Text editors are platforms that enable users to edit plain text, which is the basis of coding. Often they are pared-down versions of an integrated development environment, or IDE, offering some of the same features but less robust functionality. Text editors are great for front-end development, for example, because HTML and CSS are relatively simple coding languages. The list we've outlined here includes any text editor solution with an available free offering. They may only support one user or one project, but they're truly free offerings. Scaling, however, will often require full investments. Check out our recommended solutions below.