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Rating and comments for Aptana

Average score 3.26 (based on 65 votes)

given by Anonymous on December 14, 2006

Although not a WYSIWYG, this thing is quite good.

given by Shawn on December 19, 2006

An amazing program. It's helped me a lot so far in my Web Application's class.

given by Anonymous on December 31, 2006

Great for free software! Simply impressive!

given by Anonymous on February 7, 2007

Aptana is an amazingly good web development IDE. Would like to see a few more features, but a great program nonetheless.

given by Thomas on April 12, 2007

Aptana is a very good program. Not only it is a free alternative to commercial programs (GoLive?!), but it has also a feeling รก la Eclipse, which is a very good developed Java editor.
The only thing I miss on Aptana is a function to implement HTML/CSS/Javascript manuals in Aptana('s search funtion). Or am I blind??

given by prankster on April 24, 2007

I like editing HTML cause it gives you full control to what you are doing. Nice interface, best editor i tryied so far, and it's been quite a few

given by Vinu Thomas on May 18, 2007

Excellent Tool, even provides Javascript code complete which eases up development

given by anon on November 19, 2007

finally a dreamweaver replacement that actually has a remote ftp view!!!!!

and it doesn't suck!
support these guys it's a great start...imagine what they could do with budget.

given by Logan on December 3, 2007

One of the best, fully featured, development tools I have seen. And it's free.

given by Anonymous on December 5, 2007

not completely open now.

given by Paul on February 8, 2008

I admit I didn't give it much of a chance, I may be missing something but no word wrap in the editor. doh! Scrolling back and forth just to read a document? Notepad can word-wrap.

Notepad - 3
Aptana - 1

given by Anonymous on May 27, 2008

I admit - I havn't downloaded it yet. but that's not through lack of trying. It gets one star for haveing broken links on it's homepage, and because the installers (downloaded four times, from four different sites) won't run, despite haveing all the support they need. not impressed.

given by Anonymous on September 14, 2008

This is an excellent program. It uses a bit of resources but it makes editing web pages a breeze.

given by Fred on December 24, 2008

Great Editor, Has the feel of eclipse (as it's based on it), and code completion is superior to dreamweaver's, even showing browser compatibility for css elements. Great selection of plug-ins makes it highly customisable.

given by Z on December 24, 2008

Looks good, but wait ... no word wrap?!?!? How am I supposed to edit html and simple text files? I guess by endlessly scrolling up and down and left and right. Surprisingly, while Aptana is very advanced, they couldn't fix the simple word-wrap issue. Darn it, even Notepad has word-wrap. This issue is a deal-breaker for me and I assume for many other users.

given by Sidnei on March 26, 2009

I'm using it for PHP project management and, of course, develpment.

given by montana on May 28, 2009

it's got a lot of good features - but can be *really* buggy. just trying to install the php plugin completely wiped the install. I've tried several times on several OS's (mac linux and windows) - and still find it annoying and glitchy. way too many updates - plugs for their other apps, etc. if you like lightweight powerful editors then this isn't for you - the interface is really well laid out though.

given by Anonymous on July 31, 2009

No templates = not ready

given by Steve Watts on July 16, 2010

This is an outstanding, multi-purpose text editor, with an amazing level of customization.

If you want some quick and dirty, this probably isn't the best choice, but if you're willing to go in and mold Aptana Studio (I'm using version 2.0), it is a great, clean-looking, robust text editor, and the fact that it's free is simply mind-boggling. I'd easily pay $50-60 for a program like this.

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