The Zeus Lite programmer's editor is designed for developers working on the Windows platform, so if you're looking for a powerful programmer's editor then Zeus Lite might be for you.

Zeus Lite is completely free of nag screens or any other limitations and best of all it is 100% free of charge.

To get a better idea of what Zeus Lite has to offer here is a review of an earlier version of the Zeus Lite editor describing some of the programming features on offer.

Every feature described in that review will be found in current version of Zeus Lite and better still, as current version is much newer, there will be plenty of new features found in Zeus Lite that are not covered by this review.

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Below are some of the features found in the Zeus Lite editor:

  • Being a native executable means a fast and response editing environment
  • Seamless FTP file editing
  • Syntax highlighting for C\C++, Clipper, Cobol, Fortran, Java, Pascal, Perl, Python, PHP, SQL etc
  • Compilers and builders run as background tasks allowing you to keep typing
  • Perfect development environment for CS50, EDX and MOOC training courses
  • Fully Scriptable using the Lua, Python, SmallC, VB Script, Java Script languages
  • Column, block and stream marking modes using both keyboard or mouse
  • Search and replace, including support for regular expressions
  • Brief, WordStar, Epsilon and Emacs keyboard maps provided
  • Keyboard mappings are fully configurable
  • Syntax highlighting is based on file extension and is fully configurable
  • Code templates
  • Keyboard macros recording, saving and playback
  • Support for third party tools
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • In-editor, in-line error location and correction
  • Quick Help searches any number of help files for a specific keyword
  • Standard status bar, tool bar, tab bar and navigation bar features
  • Fast load time and small disk space requirements
  • File Manager associations and drag and drop
  • Supports both MS-DOS and UNIX file formats
  • Supports for UNC and long file names
  • MS-DOS OEM text translation is also supported
  • Built in spell checker
  • Split window allows you to create two views of the same document
  • Line number and bookmarks navigation
  • Perfect Notepad replacement

Latest Version: Zeus Lite
Released: 2nd January 2023