PyEdit — Edit Text. Run Code. Have Fun.


Welcome to the products page for PyEdit, a cross-platform text editor and code launcher. PyEdit is a GUI written in Python/Tk, that can be used as both standalone program and library component. It can serve as your go-to text editor, as well as a lightweight IDE that runs Python code and other content. For a quick tour of PyEdit's features, see its User Guide's Introducing PyEdit, its PC screenshots, and its Android how-to.


PyEdit runs on Mac OS (a.k.a. macOS), Windows, Linux, and Android. It's available as a platform-specific Mac app, Windows exe (both 64- and 32-bit), and Linux executable, plus a complete source-code package that runs on all four platforms. Click the download link below to fetch the package you wish to use. The app, exes, and executable may be easier to install and run, but source code can be studied, is required on Android today, and nullifies issues covered by the next section's pointers.

Mac OS (X) app Download
Windows exe, 64 bit Download
Windows exe, 32 bit Download
Linux executable Download
Source-code package Download


For more details on PyEdit's download packages, as well as their complete install and usage instructions, see the main README.txt. In brief, you'll fetch, unzip, and run either the unzipped app itself (Mac OS), a same-named executable inside the unzip (Windows and Linux), or the program's main script in the unzipped source code (all platforms).

The latest getting-started pointers:

Mac OS users
See the tips and fixes for your platform's first-run warnings, and app-folder permissions. Both of these apply only to the Mac OS app, not source code. The readme covers file associations and Launchpad on your platform. Mojave users: see also this.
Windows users
See the tips and fixes for your platform's first-run warnings, executable start-up speed, and blurry GUIs on Windows 10. The first two of these apply only to Windows executables, not source code. The readme covers file associations on your platform.
Linux users
See this tip to set your associations to open PyEdit on file clicks, add it to your applications launcher, and improve its usability. Per this note, PyEdit's Linux executable was broken by recent Linux changes; please use the source-code package instead.
Android users
See this doc for details on running PyEdit on your platform. In short, you'll fetch and patch its source-code package, and launch it in an app's IDE. Android 11 users: see also this.


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