What I’m looking for:
- Good autocomplete tools and maybe debugging
- Short term use, therefore low cost
- Modern interface
A lot of people on Quora say Pycharm is really good ($89 a year for individual; $199 for organization; monthly plans $9).
As an iOS developer, I was interested to learn that Xcode works with Python too. You just have to do some configuration.
As a beginner with lower requirements, it seems like Komodo Edit (free) or a text editor like Sublime Text ($70) or Textmate (free) would also work.
Order for trying
- Komodo Edit
- Sublime Text or Textmate