6 Best Android Apps For Developers

No doubt Android is the most popular mobile OS available right now with over 1 billion active monthly users. According to a developer survey 71% of all mobile developers, develop for Android. You can also Develop Apps for Android quickly using LiveCode.

We play games and do social networking as a normal user but these are not the only usage of your mobile. Your mobile and tablet can also be used as a development tool. In this post i am going to list out 6 Best Android Apps For Developers which can be used as a code editor for many languages.

6 Best Android Apps For Developers
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1. DroidEdit

6 Best Android Apps For Developers
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My personal favorite android app is DroidEdit . Its a source code editor for android devices having the same functionality as Notepad++ or Gedit. You can use it on both mobile or tablet, but it will be more useful on tablet where you can attach external keyboard. This editor can highlight the syntax for languages like C, C++, C#, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Ruby, Lua, LaTeX, SQL and many more. DroidEdit is having two version , one is ad supported free version and other Pro version. Pro version has some extra features like SFTP, FTP, Dropbox support, custom theme, root mode and ability to run command through SSH. Other Features includes

  • Infinite Undo and Redo
  • Auto and Block Indentation
  • Character Encoding
  • Dropbox Support
  • Bracket Matching
  • HTML Preview
  • Run Script in SL4A directly

2. 920 Text Editor

6 Best Android Apps For Developers
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920 Text Editor is a powerful code editor which provides a lot of features. You can also use this as a normal text editor for editing text file or e-book reader for text novel. This editor give you Tabbed editing ability which helps you to simultaneously open multiple files . This editor support Syntax highlighting for all popular programming languages like ASP, ActionScript, C/C++, C#, Erlang, Frink, HTML/XML/WML, CSS, Javascript, Java, JSP, Perl, PHP, Python, Shell/Bash, Lua, SQL, VB/VBS, Tcl, TeX/LaTeX, Verilog, AutoHotKey, AutoLisp, PowerShell, Pascal,Fortran, ColdFusion, VHDL. Other feature also include

  • Show Line Numbers
  • Auto Detect file encoding
  • Auto Indent
  • Run as ROOT
  • HTML preview
  • Color Picker
  • Grep recursive search

3. WebMaster’s HTML Editor Lite

6 Best Android Apps For Developers
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WebMaster’s HTML Editor Lite is specially for Web developers and it supports HTML, JavaScript, CSS and PHP which are the basic building block for any website. This app has syntax highlighting and code completion for HTML, CSS and JavaScript files. Free version has limited code completion feature and you can only select first suggestion. Other features of this app are

  • Undo Redo
  • Virtual keys for tags and Keyphrases
  • Built in help for HTML, JS and CSS
  • Text Encoding Support
  • Hotkey support for external keyboard

 4. Codeanywhere

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Codeanywhere is a well designed light and fast code editor which support Code Highlighting for more than 75 languages. This app require user to login for syncing across other platform. This app is available for Desktop, Android, iPad and iPhone and due to sync feature you don’t need to remember on which device last time you left your code. Main features of Codeanywhere are

  • Syntax highlighting support  for more than 75 languages
  • Auto Complete support for HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and PHP
  • Built in FTP, SFTP, Dropbox and Github client
  • Customized keyboard for development
  • Auto Indentation
  • Code Folding and word wrap

5. Touchqode

6 Best Android App For Developer
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Touchqode is another Android based code editor for developers which support Java, HTML, JavaScript, Python, C++, C#, Ruby and PHP. Like others mentioned above this one also support Syntax highlighting, FTP and SFTP support. Touchqode is available  in free and paid version with more advance features like

  • GitHub viewer client
  • Simple bash support
  • File type recognition by first line

6. Quoda Code Editor

6 Best Android App For Developers
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Quoda Code Editor is a powerful text and source code editor for Android phone and tablets.This app also support syntax highlighting, SFTP and FTP and other advance feature like

  • Cross-session editing
  • Autosuggestion
  • Syntax Highlighting: with themes, and custom fonts
  • Find & Replace: Supports Regex and Case (In)sensitivity
  • Dropbox & Google Drive integration
  • Snippets: a built-in library of over 500 common code snippets
  • Keybindings: completely customisable,
  • Live HTML/Markdown Preview

Currently its in beta phase so many bugs are there but feature wise its very good.

I have listed here 6 best Code editors for Android devices which can be used by developers. Please give your suggestion and feedback in the comment and if you like the article please like, share and tweet. Also for future updates like our facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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