The Arduino IDE has some fantastic things going for it – the range of
boards it can program is phenomenal, there’s a huge amount of example code for it, and it’s simple enough for beginners to use. However, it also has some limitations – there are few niceties to help you program, and very limited tools to help you manage larger projects.
Programino is an editor for Arduino that lets you write code for the Arduino boards that gives you more tools than the official IDE, but at the same time, doesn’t bog the user down with excessive amounts of configuration or customisation.
As IDEs go, it’s still on the simple side – beginner or intermediate programmers are unlikely to get lost and still find the things they need – yet, it still adds some features that make it easier to write code.
Navigation around your project is easy, thanks to code folding and explorers both for the current file (which helps you jump to a particular section current file), and the project (which helps you keep track of all the files you’re using in the current project).