Alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio for all platforms with Free or Open Source License

  • 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

  • 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

  • Android Studio icon

    Android Studio

    Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA . Similar to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Android studio only edits programs for Android (Java language), while Visual studio has a lot of language support built-in
      Guest 9/29/2016
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    Code::Blocks is a free C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Komodo Edit icon

    Komodo Edit

    Komodo Edit is a fast, smart, free and open-source code editor. Switching your trusty code editor is hard, but give Komodo Edit (or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • MonoDevelop icon


    MonoDevelop enables developers to write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy to port...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xamarin Studio

  • Lazarus icon


    Lazarus is a cross-platform IDE for the Free Pascal compiler. It tries to offer a Delphi-like programming experience through its own...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

  • PhoneGap icon


    PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other mobile apps with JavaScript. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Qt Creator icon

    Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • For C++ development, QT Creator is a lot less bloated. It is fast and has all the necessary features. There is just too much unnecessary crap in VisualStudio making it slow as hell when running on a slightly older machine and also takes up gigs of disk space.
      Guest 6/22/2016
  • KDevelop icon


    KDevelop is a free, open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Linux, Windows (beta) and macOS (experimental). It is a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

  • Xamarin Studio icon

    Xamarin Studio

    Type intelligently World-class code completion unlocks the iOS, Android, and OS X APIs. Quickly look up methods and types, and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Orwell Dev-C++ icon

    Orwell Dev-C++

    Orwell Dev-C++ is a Portable (IDE) Integrated Development Environment and Compiler for the C++ programming language. It's a...

    Open Source Windows

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  • SharpDevelop icon


    #develop (short for SharpDevelop) is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is open-source...

    Open Source Windows

    • It's very similar to it and size is very low! { Visual Studio - up to 3 GB / sharp Develop - Only Up to 15 MB in size }
      Guest 10/19/2016
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    Bloodshed Dev-C++ Discontinued

    Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port...

    Open Source Windows

    • It is one of the best C/C++ IDEs out there, I've been using it for 2 years now and it has yet to dissapoint me.
      Guest 8/28/2015
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    CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++ programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux wxWidgets

    • Excellent development environment, continuously updated, clear vision, active support.
      Guest 11/13/2015
    • For me and my enterprise is the best alternative, intellisense very good, dynamic library linkage is very similar to VS, automatically creates a makefile. Very good class wizards! Debug and subversion / GIT and SFTP inegrated in the environment.
      rgk_rgk_01rgk 9/18/2015
  • Projucer icon


    The Projucer is a comprehensive project management and code editing tool with a revolutionary C++ live coding environment which has...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Anjuta icon


    Anjuta is a versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++ on GNU/Linux. It has been written for GTK/GNOME and...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

  • Appcelerator Titanium icon

    Appcelerator Titanium

    Appcelerator Titanium, offered for free by Appcelerator, lets web developers use web technologies, open source and cloud computing to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Editra icon


    Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • CodeTyphon icon


    CodeTyphon is a fork/distribution of Lazarus with thousands of Lazarus/Free Pascal components bundled into distribution and with own...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • WaveMaker Platform icon

    WaveMaker Platform

    Leading Rapid Application Development and Delivery platform to create web and mobile apps in days, instead of months.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • GNOME Builder icon

    GNOME Builder

    Builder is an IDE for GNOME that is focused on bringing the power of the platform to more developers than ever before.

    Open Source Linux

  • Cevelop icon


    The C++ IDE for professional developers.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Easy code icon

    Easy code

    Easy Code is the visual assembly programming environment made to build 32-bit Windows applications. The Easy Code interface, looking...

    Open Source Windows

  • Microsoft Small Basic icon

    Microsoft Small Basic

    Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to...

    Free Windows

  • V-Play icon


    V-Play is a Cross-Platform Development SDK based on the popular Qt framework. V-Play App and Games are created within Qt Creator.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Ultimate++ icon


    Ultimate++ is a C++ cross-platform rapid application development framework U++ is a C++ cross-platform rapid application...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Pelles C icon

    Pelles C

    Pelles C is a comprehensive development suite that can help you create apps compatible with Windows and ARM platforms. It contains...

    Free Personal Windows

  • LiveCode Platform icon

    LiveCode Platform

    Write once, deploy anywhere LiveCode enables flexible delivery to multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. This...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Kaxaml icon


    Kaxaml is a lightweight XAML editor that gives you a "split view" so you can see both your XAML and your rendered content...

    Open Source Windows

  • Gambas icon


    Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter.

    Open Source Linux

  • Padre icon


    Padre is a Perl IDE, an Integrated Development environment, or in other words a text editor that is simple to use for new Perl...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Java-Editor icon


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

    Free Windows

  • NVU icon

    NVU Discontinued

    Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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