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With APL code in text files (rather that the traditional workspaces) many source code tools, including editors, can easily be used with APL. This article lists some text editors that are especially well-equipped to deal with APL.

Name Platform Features
APL Keys Android A simple notepad that supports APL characters.
Dyalog Editor Windows Basically same editor as the one built into the IDE, providing syntax colouring, auto-formatting, language help, comment handling, and tree-view.
Emacs cross-platform GNU APL mode provides shifting and prefix key input.
Dyalog APL mode integrates with the Dyalog IDE so you can use Emacs instead of the built in editor, supports syntax highlighting (including correct highlighting of localized variables), indentation and convenience functions like toggling localization of variables.
Dyalog APL Input provides backtick keyboard support.
Jupyter Notebook Windows, Linux, macOS, AIX Dyalog Jupyter Kernel provides syntax colouring and HTML/SVG rendering.
Sublime Text Windows, Linux, macOS APL Highlighting package enables syntax highlighting for APL, including Dyalog and APL2 dialects.
Typora Windows, Linux, macOS Syntax highlighting for code blocks.
Vim cross-platform VIM APL provides rainbow curly braces with a matching colour for , , , and : in dfns, prefix key input, and completion for quad names, keywords, and system commands.
Vim Notebook runs an interpreter in the background to evaluating code cells.
Visual Studio Code Windows, Linux, macOS APL Language extension provides syntax highlighting and snippets. APL Language Server Client provides tool tips on primitives, prefix (e.g. backtick) completion.
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