Since Geany 0.12 there is a basic plugin system. You can get more features into Geany and developers can easily add new features and/or improve existing ones.

Plugins shipped with Geany

  • Classbuilder - Creates source files for new class types
  • Export - Exports the current file into different formats
  • Filebrowser - Adds a file browser tab to the sidebar
  • HTML Characters - Inserts HTML character entities like '&'
  • Save Actions - Provides different actions related to saving files (autosave, instantsave, backupcopy)
  • Split Window - Splits the editor view into two windows

The Geany-Plugins project

The Geany-Plugins project is a combined release for each matching Geany release, starting with version 0.17.

It includes a huge number of plugins for different purposes.

Please have a look at for more information.

You can file bugs for the Geany-Plugins project and also request features. Git access and browsing is also possible - Just have a look onto master branch and the network around..

Other Plugins

If you wrote a plugin and it should be listed here, please email the project admins.

Plugin Wishlist

There is an plugin wishlist page, but be aware this may contain malicious links.

Developer Information

The Plugin API documentation is currently incomplete, but already contains useful information. Please read the HACKING file for instructions on how to generate it and any related information. The generated API documentation can also be viewed online at In case of any questions, feel free to ask us on the mailing list.