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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
Dyalog Editor Windows Basically same editor as the only built into the IDE, providing syntax colouring, auto-formatting, language help, comment handling, and tree-view.
Jupyter Notebook Windows, Linux, macOS, AIX Dyalog Jupyter Kernel provides syntax colouring and HTML/SVG rendering.
Visual Studio Code Windows, Linux, macOS APL Language extension provides syntax highlighting and snippets. APL Language Server Client provides tool tips on primitives and prefix completion.
Typora Windows, Linux, macOS Syntax highlighting for code blocks.
Emacs cross-platform GNU APL mode provides shifting and prefix key input.
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.
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