I'm looking for an Android code editor app that supports code folding (collapse/expand code lines).

More Specifications:

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Preferrably supports Android 4+ versions)
  • Price: Any
  • Other features:
    • Supported syntax coloring: Preferrably supports major web languages (HTML,CSS,JS,PHP), but not necessary.

Reasearch Done:
I know only one app that supports code folding, 920 Text Editor, suggested by Izzy. The problem with this app is that it supports code folding only for content surrounded by braces. I need something that supports folding for indented content whether it's surrounded by braces or not like commonly-used Desktop code-editors.

Apps found to be not providing this feature:

  • Quoda is fine for me. What's the problem about it?
    – onurcano
    Mar 18, 2018 at 20:35
  • VisiScript can do that, but hasn't been updated for more than a year. AndroxIDE is a bit newer. Best candidate probably is 920 Text Editor (also available via my F-Droid repo). Haven't tried any myself, hence just a comment.
    – Izzy
    Mar 18, 2018 at 21:40
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    @onurcano22 How could I do code folding in Quoda? I didn't find any option for this.
    – Omar
    Mar 19, 2018 at 3:54
  • @Izzy I wasn't able to do code folding in Visiscript. AndroxIDE only supports code folding over the Remote Editor which requires internet connection and isn't an Android based app. 920 Text Editor is the best candidate really I liked its UI. But I am not able to figure out how to do code folding within it.
    – Omar
    Mar 19, 2018 at 3:54
  • @Omar See, that's why I wrote it as comment :) I just checked the app's descriptions. And 920 also says so on it's Github decription. As I'm not using it myself, maybe you open an issue there to ask? I've just checked, nobody's asked that before – so it should either be obvious or noone is using that particular feature …
    – Izzy
    Mar 19, 2018 at 6:34

1 Answer 1


920 Text Editor should fit your needs:

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Preferrably supports Android 4+ versions): √ Android 4.0+
  • Price: Any: √ free :)
  • Supported syntax coloring: √ syntax highlighting supported
  • Preferrably supports major web languages (HTML,CSS,JS,PHP): √ and much more: ASP, ActionScript, C/C++, C#, Erlang, Frink, HTML/XML/WML, CSS, Javascript, Java, JSP, Perl, PowerShell , PHP, Python, Shell/Bash, Lua, SQL, VB/VBS, Tcl, TeX/LaTeX, Verilog, AutoHotKey, AutoLisp, Pascal, Fortran, ColdFusion, VHDL …
  • code folding: √ YES

code-folding code-highlighting
code folding and syntax highlighting in 920 (source: Google Play; click images to enlarge)

920 Text Editor is available free of charge at Google Play and, being open source, also at my F-Droid repo (in the official repo you can only find the old version before it changed the package name).

  • The official repo is 2 years old. Why not update it? Someone could think Google does not allow your code for some nasty reason . Dec 26, 2019 at 12:05
  • You need to ask that the developer. I cannot update the code, I'm no Android dev.
    – Izzy
    Dec 28, 2019 at 9:04

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