Code Writer

Advanced text and code editor app for Windows

A Powerful Free Editor App

Code Writer is a free text and code editor app for the Windows platform, downloadable from the Windows Store. Use it as a replacement for Notepad and other quick edit apps.

We've built it from the ground up to be fast, fluid, and powerful. Active syntax highlighting updates as you edit files, with over 20 file types supported. Color is used pervasively throughout the app to create a bond between you and various file types.

Multiple documents may be opened at a time and easily switched between. Browse to open any accessible document, or reopen recently-opened documents with a couple taps.


Explorer Side Bar

The normal appearance of the editor, with the Explorer side bar displayed

Add Documents Easily

Create new or open existing documents from any accessible source

Command Palette

A command palette provides quick access to nearly all commands, recent documents, go to line, etc.

Distraction-Free Editing

The side bar collapsed, allowing you to focus on your content without distraction


The Search side bar allows for find/replace functionality

Editing Popup

The Editing popup gives quick access to the most common editing commands. Obsidian theme shown.

Best Features

The app requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later, and is fully supported on ARM, x86, and x64 devices.

Connect with Actipro

Code Editing in Your Own Apps

Like what you see from us? Actipro is best known for our syntax-highlighting code editor control named SyntaxEditor that can be used to add rich code editing features in your own apps. SyntaxEditor is currently available for the Universal Windows, WPF, Silverlight, and WinForms platforms. Use the Universal Windows version to build a code/text editing app just like Code Writer!

We also offer a comprehensive set of other user interface controls for use in the various Microsoft UI platforms, everything from docking windows and MDI to property grids and charts. Please download a free evaluation of our products to discover more.