Best Python Editors for Android
Sounds crazy, isn’t it?
Coding on a smartphone is not easy at all, but with some advanced applications specially made for these purposes, you can handle, client-side as well as server-side both.
Everyone has android phones nowadays.
Everyone wants to learn to code, but are constrained by certain restrictions to learn. The most exploding error is you need a computer even to learn the basics.
A few years ago, people were left with no choices and ended up buying a laptop or a computer worth 500 dollars. The worst thing happens when they see coding is not made for them and they should try some other thing. Total Waste!
Hence if you are a complete beginner and not learning it genuinely but as a part of a hobby, you must avoid buying a laptop or PC. In 2021, you have mobile applications to try out. Once comfortable with the basic syntaxes, you can obviously go to amazon and buy a laptop.
Why not use Web-Based Interfaces for coding?
Another thing that comes with the coding on a phone is writing and practicing directly on the learning websites. Sites like W3Schools, learn python, Codecademy, etc provides a separate code editor where you can write code and execute them with a built-in compiler.
These websites are smart enough but lack in certain aspects like their code editor lacks code formatting, indentation, syntax highlighting, and file saving features. However, we should not overlook the giant and deep knowledge they provide.
A dedicated application for coding provides you a distraction-free environment. Other than that, it let you get rid of the internet for formatting and saving code.
These applications completely rely on built-in compilers rather than an online one. Other features like themes and syntax highlighting in multiple colors also available in them. There is support for extended keyboard and auto-complete functions.
List of best Python Editors for Android to use in 2021
1. Pydroid 3
This is top to our list and priority. It supports the latest python 3.8 interpreter which is an awesome thing with a mobile application. Creators are really concerned about these little things that others ignore. The interpreter is absolutely offline.
It has support for some advanced Scientific libraries like NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib for data analysis. For machine training, there is support for Scikit Learn and TensorFlow. For GUI based application development you can also import Tkinter.
There are a bunch of other things why this editor should be your priority. Some important of them are listed below.
- Comes with Python 3.8 Interpreter
- The compilers are absolutely Offline.
- Availability of pip package manager with an easily importable custom repository for scientific libraries such as sci-kit learns for machine learning, NumPy, matplotlib, Panda, etc.
- Availability of big libraries like TensorFlow.
- Availability of examples for quick learning of python.
- Tkinter support for GUI.
- Terminal Support.
- CPython is also supported.
- Comes with a Built-in compiler for C, C++, and Fortran.
- PDB debugger with watches
- Availability of graphical library with SDL2
- PyQt5 and other libraries like matplotlib are quickly installable without any extra code required
- Pygame 2 support
- Auto indentation feature
- The application features code prediction like a system-based editor
- Syntax highlighting is also available
- Enhanced and easy code navigation
- Multiple tabs support lets you create multiple tabs at once
Basic version – Free
Upgrade – $13.99
Acode is a simple and light-weight IDE for Andriod. This application is not focused on a particular language but supports all the languages to the best.
I have discussed this app in another article where I have given you a list of best HTML editors for Android.
- There is terminal support on this application.
- The files are editable from any device
- It has support for GitHub.
- FTP Support.
- It’s an open Source application, so the application is absolutely free without any ads.
- The workflow is smooth and enhanced despite being a mobile editor.
- The application is highly customizable.
- Syntax highlighting for different functions, classes, and variables
- 10+ Themes
- User friendly
- HTML preview inside the app
- Keyboard shortcuts
- No Ads (appreciable)
Free (No Ads)
Dcoder is a mobile-based IDE with a built-in compiler for more than 50 programming languages including C, C++, Python, and Java. Particularly focused on development it has a bunch of great and easily accessible frameworks such as React.js, Angular, Django, Flask and flutter, etc.
This application boasts to match the efficiency of Notepad ++ and Sublime text and Eclipse. Here you can find algorithmic problems to solve according to the difficulty level that suits you.
- Almost all languages (50+) are supported including pascal, swift, objective C, etc.
- Python 2.7 and 3, are supported.
- Easy handling of compilation results
- Challenges and problems are available to solve
- Python frameworks such as Django and Flask are supported. Other frameworks like React.js, Flutter, Angular are also supported.
- Github support
- Easy deployment of the project right from the phone
- Syntax Highlighting
- Auto indentation and parenthesis
- Easy Undo Redo
- Custom suggestion view
Free (Contains Ads)
Programming hub is not a dedicated code editor but it’s a learning platform that comes with a built-in code editor. I only included this application on this list since it is developed in collaboration with Google experts. It’s fun to learn here as easy and interesting as playing a game. The application is best for beginners.
- Conceptual illustrations to learn in a friendly way
- Support for Python 2.7 and 3.7
- Support for Linux shell scripting
- Availability of programming courses
- One can also learn SQL
- Big data analysis is possible here
- Interactive experience
- Automatic code indentation
- Code suggestions are provided while you type.
- One of the best AI-based editor
- No ads at all
Free (No Ads)
This particular editor is by far one of the best with advanced code-hinting supports like TypeScript and Emmet abbreviation. Down below are its other features listed.
- Easy to clone and handle repositories (GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket)
- Git integration
- Enhanced webpage viewer
- Export and import into ZIP formats
- No internet connection is required
- You can backup files anytime
- Keyboard extension for faster code edits
- Smart auto-completer
- Automatic indentation (js-beautify)
- Light and dark themes available
- Smart code editing with Emmet abbreviation support
Free (No Ads)
6. Creative IDE
It is a development environment as well as a learning platform. The application supports dozens of programming languages and another dozen frameworks. It runs without an internet connection. The applications support python 2.7 and python 3 as well.
Anyone can practice on the one that suits their projects. It’s a good application for beginners as well. Along with a powerful code editor, it has some ultimate features that are listed below.
Note: Creative IDE app is not available on Play Store because of some reasons.
- The application runs without an internet connection
- It’s a beginner-friendly application, you can use it even if you are a newbie
- The code editing the lag-free performance boasted and supports more than 100 lines
- The errors are easily solvable, thanks to the great debugger that shows suggestions in number and segment
- For web development, you have support for a built-in chrome-like browser with developer tools, inspector, console and page source viewer
- The IDE is small in size and lightweight for low specs smartphones to handle easily
- There is support for dark theme also
- You can make use of unlimited tabs and terminals
- An extended keyboard is provided for quick and stable typing
- The code editor features syntax highlighting for different functions, classes and methods
- There is support for built-in tools like a clipboard manager, color-picker, etc.
Free (Contains Ads)
7. QPython 3L
Another efficient and user-friendly code editor for android is QPython 3L. It comes with some of the popular and amazing features such as QPYI, interpreter, runtime environment, and SL4A support.
QPython 3L is good for experienced users as well as beginners. The plus point is the application is free to use and is feature-friendly.
- There is support for QPYI and SL4A library
- It is an open-source application so that’s free to use without any ads
- Python interpreter is offline, no internet connection required while you run the application
- It supports running multiple programs at the time such as web app, console, and SL4A, etc.
- Scientific libraries such as NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, sci-kit learn is supported.
- There is an understandable explanation for everything (documentation), it will help you as a beginner.
- There is GitHub support.
- Easy to use interface
- Code highlighting and automatic indentation
Free (Contains Ads)
An online compiler is one of the best applications to serve as a code editor for python. Though it supports more than 23 languages, it is without a complaint, lag-free and efficient. What makes it different from others are the compilers that come with it are cloud-based which is why the size of the application comes out to be just 1.7 MB.
- The online compiler supports more than 23 programming language.
- Linux shell scripting is supported
- There is support for the GCC compiler for C, C++, C++ 14, C++, 17, and mono compiler for C#.
- It has support for Python 2.7 as well as 3.0.
- The highlighted feature is the app size being just 1.7 MB, the reason is it is an online cloud-based compiler, it will surely need your internet connection.
- A file can be easily imported from local storage.
- Proper Syntax highlighting in different colors.
- The autosaving feature is there to save your codes as soon as you type, no fear of losing your work.
Free (Contain Ads)
The application is specially optimized for coding and supports more than 100 languages. It contains all the required features for coding such as syntax highlighting, code auto-completion, and auto-indentation, etc. The user interface is pretty clean and focused.
- It has support for more than 110 languages including the different versions of Python
- Files can be easily accessed from Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive
- One can create unlimited tabs and can easily switch between them.
- Search and replace feature are available
- Code auto-completion is available which is very helpful to enhance speed.
- Undo and Redo codes and other changes.
- The extended keyboard is enabled as you type
- Automatic indentation is available
- HTML and Markdowns can be previewed
- There are 3 themes available for this application.
- Syntax highlighting in 30+ themes, absolutely wonderful, matches the efficiency of VSC.
Free (Contain Ads)
DroidEdit is a code editor for android tablets and smartphones. It is a powerful application that supports several languages including multiple versions of PYTHON. The application works best with the external keyboards like the Asus Transformer.
You can try the free version and can also purpose the paid version for SSH and SFTP support. Mentioned below are some features of this application.
- Supports more than dozens of languages including C, C++, Java, Python, etc.
- HTML files can easily be opened in a browser
- One can also import and open files directly from Dropbox.
- SL4A is supported in this application.
- There is support for character encoding
- The paid version includes secure shell and root mode and support to Dropbox and Drives and SFTP/FTP support.
- There are several color themes options available
- Syntax highlighting is also available for clear perception of code
- You can undo or redo code for infinite times
Basic Version – Free (Contain Ads)
Paid Version – $2
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