Alternatives to PhpStorm for all platforms with any license





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  • Atom icon


    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Electron / Atom Shell

  • Eclipse icon


    Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Eclipse (plus xDebug & xampp) works well and is completely free. Eclipse itself is easy to install but tracking down the correct php items to install and configure for php and xdebug is at least time consuming if not difficult.
      Guest 9/26/2015
  • NetBeans icon


    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Aptana Studio icon

    Aptana Studio Discontinued

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TextMate icon


    TextMate is not an IDE but by using its powerful snippets, macros, and unique scoping system, it can often provide features that even...

    Commercial Mac

  • Coda icon


    Coda is a fast, clean, and powerful text editor with pixel-perfect preview and a built-in way to open and manage your local and remote...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Komodo IDE icon

    Komodo IDE

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Textadept icon


    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Codiad icon


    Codiad is an open source, web-based, cloud IDE and code editor with minimal footprint and requirements

    Open Source Self-Hosted

    • It is the same concept except for the fact that it is still under heavy development and not yet has a compiler
      Guest 8/21/2015
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    Zend Studio

    Zend Studio for Eclipse combines proven capabilities to create the world’s most powerful IDE for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • BBEdit icon


    BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web...

    Commercial Mac

  • Peppermint icon


    Peppermint is a tweakable Swiss Army knife for Coding on your Mac. Features - 60+ different syntaxes supported - 10+ different...

    Commercial Mac

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  • CodeLobster PHP Edition icon

    CodeLobster PHP Edition

    CodeLobster - Free portable PHP IDE with support Drupal, Smarty, WordPress, Joomla, JQuery, CodeIgniter, HTML, CSS, JavaScript...

    Free Windows

  • phpDesigner icon


    Powerful PHP IDE and PHP editor with built-in HTML, CSS and JavaScript editor. Fast. Powerful. Time-saving! phpDesigner 8 is more...

    Commercial Windows

  • Online PHP IDE is a free online IDE for editing files on an FTP server. The application was created for fast, free, simple and...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • PHPEdit icon


    PHPEdit is an integrated development environment specialized for PHP, the most popular web scripting language in the world. PHPEdit...

    Commercial Windows

  • NuSphere PhpEd icon

    NuSphere PhpEd

    Nusphere PhpED is an advanced PHP Integrated Development Environment (PHP IDE) featuring best-in-class features for editing, debugging...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Zeus IDE icon

    Zeus IDE

    A powerful, feature packed, fully configurable IDE specifically designed for Windows developers. Zeus is a fast and lean, fully...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Java-Editor icon


    Integrated Java development environments set high requirements on the computer equipment.

    Free Windows

  • Rapid PHP icon

    Rapid PHP

    Rapid PHP editor is full-featured, quick and sophisticated PHP editor with debugger and UTF-8 support. It is also wholesome HTML...

    Commercial Windows

  • Simple Code Editor icon

    Simple Code Editor

    Simple Code Editor is a simple, elegant, and powerful code editor, with many features.

    Free Windows

  • Kodiak PHP icon

    Kodiak PHP

    Kodiak PHP can run any PHP code directly (offline) on your iPad, no need for an internet connection.

    Commercial iPad

  • Kodiak JavaScript icon

    Kodiak JavaScript

    Apps for developers, coders and programmers. Code in PHP and JavaScript directly on your iPad.

    Commercial iPad

  • HAPedit icon

    HAPedit Discontinued

    HAPedit is an acronym for Html Asp Php editor; a win32 text-mode editor useful for all developers of dynamic web pages. Its main...

    Free Windows

  • PHP Studio icon

    PHP Studio

    PHP Studio is an easy-to-use and comprehensive development solution for PHP based websites and applications. This advanced PHP editor...

    Commercial Windows

  • RadPHP

    Embarcadero® RadPHP™ XE2 provides the fastest way to build Web, Facebook®, and mobile applications with the only visual PHP...

    Commercial Windows

  • Servo icon


    PHP builder application which uses a combination of a powerful editor and drag & drop to make PHP pages.

    Commercial Windows

  • Kineticwing IDE icon

    Kineticwing IDE

    Smart, Lightweight and Portable IDE for faster and easier web development.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • NeptunIDE icon


    NeptunIDE is a full featured, cloud based IDE for PHP. It has dedicated CakePHP support including CakePHP autocompletion, graphical...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • PHP Code Editor icon

    PHP Code Editor

    PHP Code Editor is a web based interface to edit your code. PHP Code Editor works in almost any web browser, that supports Javascript....

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Dev-PHP IDE icon

    Dev-PHP IDE

    Dev-PHP is a well-featured integrated development environment (IDE). You'll be able to create scripts and applications using the...

    Open Source Windows

  • Embitz icon


    Embitz is a free C/C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users working in the field of embedded software development ...

    Open Source Windows

PhpStorm Comments

Best PHP IDE in the market

Positive Comment by Chupzzz
about PhpStorm Apr 2016

Just give it a try :)


Pretty good

Positive Comment by DanMan
about PhpStorm and Eclipse Jun 2012

The refactoring features alone make it worth buying. Mercurial support is still sketchy and basic though. Not as fleshed-out as the hg Eclipse plug-in for sure. Not bad enough to put it down on the other hand.



Positive Comment by Walkman
about PhpStorm and Eclipse, Zend Studio, NetBeans Mar 2012

Why is the BEST IDE for web development is so underrated ? This is THE perfect IDE you can dream about.

You can't really say a feature that is missing from this, and the user interface is so beautiful too !

There is a free version with Earyl Acces Program (EAP) so you only need to pay for professional support if you need.

So responsive, if I want to bring a metaphor for speed, Phpstorm is a gepard and Eclipse is a turtle !

Multi-platform too ! You can use it on linux, Mac, Windows, and export-import the settings in one sec !

There are a ton of built-in keymaps; so switching from eclipse, netbeans even emacs or vim is very easy ! You just set up the keymap you used to and that's all !

Very good version control and task management systems.

Even if you can't find the language support or feature you need, there are a tons of downloadable plugins, or you can make a request to the developers via their issue tracker !!!

You should try it out, you will LOVE it, I promise !
(I'm no any way connected to intellisense. I just love what they built !)