Don’t Like Coding on Arduino IDE? Try Komodo!

If you’ve been doing a lot of coding on the Arduino IDE, you might have found the experience rather frustrating for various reasons.

Thankfully there are some alternatives you can use!

Here’s one that my colleague introduced: It’s Komodo Edit!

It’s just a text editor with a really awesome user interface that supports a wide variety of programming languages! And it works on both Windows and Mac!

Here’s a screenshot of my Arduino code in Komodo:

Pretty cool, isn’t it?

It comes with a lot of useful tools for programmers too! So if you do quite a lot of coding, you will certainly enjoy using Komodo.

Be default, Komodo will treat your code as a text file. So one quick way to get Komodo to quickly work with your Arduino source code will be to set the File Associations.

To do this, go to Preferences -> File Associations. Under New Association, add: “*.ino” and set the language to C++ (see picture below).

Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 9.42.54 am

Komodo is just an editor, so at the end of the day, you’ll still need to open up the Arduino IDE to compile and upload your code.

But hey! At least you’ll have a really nice environment to work with! =)

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