World's fastest PHP editor and PHP IDE

Rapid PHP editor is a faster and more powerful PHP editor for Windows combining features of a fully-packed PHP IDE with the speed of the Notepad. Rapid PHP is the most complete all-in-one software for coding PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web development languages with tools for debugging, validating, reusing, navigating and formatting your code. With Rapid PHP editor you can code smarter, save time and increase productivity. What's new in the Rapid PHP editor version 2014?

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Version 12.3 | Windows
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I've been a software engineer for more than 20 years and have never had anything so great to work with, I use Rapid PHP editor 99% of the time now.

— Stephen Rivera, LogoGraphica Consulting, Inc.

  • The fastest PHP editor / PHP IDE
    Loads much faster than any other PHP editor or PHP IDE with similar features
  • Powerful syntax highlighting Updated!
    Supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Smarty, XML, Perl, Python, SQL, Apache and more
  • Code intelligence Updated!
    Tons of intelligent code completion, navigation and suggestion features for PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Smarty
  • Powerful editor
    Unicode support, bracket-matching, code folding, auto-complete, auto-replace, multi-highlight and more
  • HTML5 and CSS3 ready Updated!
    Coding features are up-to-date with modern standards
  • Powerful CSS features Updated!
    Inspector, compatibility watch, prefixizer, code assistants, browser preview and much more
  • Advanced search and replace
    Quick search, detailed search, file search, regular expression support, detailed results and more
  • Smarty & framework support
    Powerful support for Smarty PHP template engine and popular PHP frameworks
  • Debugger & validators Updated!
    xDebug PHP debugger, realtime PHP checker, spelling checker, W3 HTML and CSS validator, JSLint JavaScript checker
  • Direct FTP/SFTP/FTPS Updated!
    Edit directly on your web server or publish local development copy updates with a single click
  • Efficient code re-use
    Code snippet library and code templates with assignable shortcuts
  • Loads of tools
    Code beautifier, dynamic ToDo, color picker, XRay etc.

Why switch today?

  • Start coding faster
    Rapid PHP editor combines speed of a simple editor and power of a full-size PHP IDE allowing you to work much faster.
  • Switching is easy
    Interface and behavior is consistent with other editors. All essential features are right where they should be.
  • Fully customizable
    You can adjust text editor, menus, toolbars, shortcut keys and everything else to fit your needs perfectly.

Why Rapid PHP editor?

  • Faster startup
    Unlike with other bulky PHP IDEs, you do not have to wait while it loads.
  • No clutter
    Rapid PHP editor is quick, clean and lightweight. It is very powerful, yet not stuffed with useless buttons or panels.
  • Superb FTP/SFTP/FTPS features
    Upload/update your online website files in just a few clicks.
  • A lot of integrated tools
    Syntax checkers, validators, debuggers, beautifiers, prefixizers etc.

True all-in-one PHP IDE

When compared to other PHP editors and IDEs, Rapid PHP editor is also easily the most powerful PHP editor and PHP IDE in terms of HTML, CSS and JavaScript support with loads of helpful tools for all languages.

Beginner-friendly

Just learning to code PHP? Welcome abroad! Rapid PHP editor is really simple to work with yet powerful enough to give you a learning edge.


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Detailed feature list

Text editor

  • Syntax highlighting
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VBScript, PHP, Python, XML, WML, Perl, SQL, Apache, SASS, LESS
  • Advanced text editor
    Line numbering, gutter, margin, word wrap, block select and more
  • Unicode support
    UTF-8, UTF-8 without BOM, UTF-16
  • Code folding
  • Line highlighting
  • Macro recorder

Search & navigate

  • Multi-highlighting
    All instances of the selected text are highlighted
  • Search and replace
    Quick search, detailed search, regular expressions, detailed results and more
  • Search and replace in files
  • Superb navigation
    Advanced bookmarks and quick jumps between recent places
  • Bracket highlighting
  • HTML tag highlighting
    Easily detect matching and missing tags

Keystroke savers

  • Auto-close brackets
  • Auto-close quotes
  • Smart Copy and Cut
    If nothing is selected, word at cursor is cut/copied (usual shortcuts)
  • Smart Paste
    If nothing is selected, word at cursor is replaced (default shortcut Shift+Ctrl+V)
  • ZEN-coding-style auto replace

User interface

  • Both tabbed and MDI interface
  • Quick interface switching
    Hide/show all side panels with a single key
  • Detailed customization
    Workspace layout, keyboard shortcuts, text editor behavior, toolbars and menus etc.

Language tools

  • Code intelligence
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Smarty
  • Code explorer/navigator
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Integration with online reference
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

HTML and CSS

  • HTML and CSS inspector
  • HTML assistants
  • HTML tag auto-close
  • CSS assistants
    box editor, gradient editor, shadow editor
  • Support for mobile development
    viewport assistant, CSS media queries
  • Support for Google fonts
  • CSS code beautifier
  • Built-in CSS prefixizer
  • SASS and LESS support
  • Integration with W3 validators
    HTML and CSS
  • Integration with CSE HTML Validator
  • Integration with HTML Tidy for HTML5

JavaScript

  • jQuery support
  • JavaScript code beautifier
  • Integration with JSLint

PHP

  • Realtime PHP syntax checker
  • PHP debugger (xDebug)
    Built-in web server and zero-configuration package available
  • PHP framework support
    Prado, CodeIgniter, Yii, Symfony
  • Smarty support
    with code intelligence
  • PHP code beautifier

Other languages

  • Apache .htaccess file support
    Apache syntax highlighting

File management

  • Built-in file explorer
  • Edit/save directly on FTP/SFTP/FTPS server or quickly publish all changed files
  • Built-in FTP/SFTP/FTPS browser
  • Project management
    Maintain separate projects, search within project, publish changes with a single click
  • SVN and Git integration
    with TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit
  • One-click HTML publishing
    Publish HTML file and all linked files (images, css, js) get uploaded too

Preview

  • Built-in preview
    Chrome and IE rendering, split-screen mode, screen-size testing
  • XRay for HTML/CSS
  • One-click preview in web browser
  • Preview via web server
    external or built-in

Other

  • HTML color picker
    Pick-from-screen feature, file colors, project colors, color palettes, lightness adjustment, rgb/rgba/hsl/hsla support
  • Inline ToDo
    with TODO, FIXME and CHANGED markers
  • Multi-item clipboard
  • Code snippet library
    Code templates, assignable shortcuts
  • Quick SQL explorer
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird, SQLite etc.
  • Portable mode
    Run from USB stick
  • Easy settings import/export
  • Crash recovery system
  • Diff tool integration

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