CudaText is a cross-platform text editor, written in Lazarus.

Features include:
  • Syntax highlight for many languages: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, XML... Totally 160+ lexers from SynWrite are supported.
  • Code folding.
  • Code tree structure (SynWrite style).
  • Multi-carets.
  • Multi-selections.
  • Find/Replace with regex.
  • Plugins in Python language. Plugins can do lot of things.
  • Configs in JSON. Lexer-specific configs.
  • Tabbed UI.
  • Split each tab.
  • Split view for 2/3/4/6 files.
  • Simple auto-completion (fixed list) for some lexers.
  • Command palette (ST3 style).
  • Minimap (ST3 style)
  • Micromap.
  • Show unprinted whitespace.
  • Support for many encodings.
  • Customizable hotkeys.
Features for HTML/CSS coding:
  • Smart auto-completion for HTML, CSS.
  • HTML tags completion with Tab-key (Snippets plugin).
  • HTML color codes (#rgb, #rrggbb) underline.
  • View pictures (jpeg/png/gif/bmp/ico).

multi-selections, replace dialog at bottom

diff file, blocks folded

2 groups shown

dark theme, minimap, custom icons

3 groups shown, picture opened

tree panel for Pascal, find-dialog

lexer-properties dialog

lexer-library dialog

auto-completion for CSS

Features which are done as plugins

  • Addons manager
  • Snippets
  • External tools
  • Macro manager
  • Session manager
  • Spell checker
  • Brackets highlight, go to pair bracket
  • Highlight all occurences
  • Color picker
  • Insert date/time
  • HTML/ CSS/ JS/ XML/ SQL formatter
  • Tabs list in sidebar
  • Menu configurator
  • etc...


  • Call menuteim "Settings-default" and you'll see default config. Copy any lines to config called by "Settings-user" and edit lines in this user config.
  • Lexer-override config: settings for single lexer only. E.g., if you open Pascal file, lexer-override for Pascal is read after user config.
  • File-types config: you can specify mapping between file types and lexer names. Such mapping exists in lexer-library, this config overrides it.
  • Keys config: hotkeys dialog allows to customize hotkeys for all program actions.
  • Color themes: color editor dialog allows to customize colors and save them to a theme file.


Find more information at the Wiki page.