Geany is a lightweight text editor with basic IDE features.
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Pro Light and fast
Geany is very lightweight thanks to the smaller offering of features.
Pro Simple project management
Pro Quick search on large files
In Geany you technically search once for a whole search query, unlike Gedit, where once you start typing, the file is searched for each substring of what you're typing - leading to terribly annoying lag.
Pro Built-in plugin manager
Geany has a built-in plugin manager which can be used to install plugins and add new powerful features to the editor.
Con Not many third-party plugins
Geany is not as popular as some other text editors with plugin support. As such it's understandable that it's missing lots of powerful plugins available in other editors.