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

  • Eclipse icon

    Eclipse

    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

    NetBeans

    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 • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Code::Blocks

    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

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    MonoDevelop

    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

    • It is specifically for C# like Visual Studio is mostly used for
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Lazarus

    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

    • Open Source done entirely in an independent language very like TurboPascal (Delphi).
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

    • At first, intelligent search ib QtCreator is much better than the Microsoft's IntelliSens. Hot keys combinations are more simple and more intuitive. It looks for me more simple and intuitively clear at all.
      Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    PhoneGap

    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

  • KDevelop icon

    KDevelop

    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

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    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

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    SharpDevelop

    #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 • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

  • Bloodshed Dev-C++ icon

    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 • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    CodeLite

    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 • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • 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_01rgkSep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Projucer

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    Anjuta

    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

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    CodeTyphon

    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

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    Editra

    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

  • 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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    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

  • Ultimate++ icon

    Ultimate++

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Cevelop icon

    Cevelop

    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

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    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

  • 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

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    Zinjai

    ZinjaI is an IDE (integrated development environment) for C + + developed in the context of a Starter Grant from the Scientific...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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    Kaxaml

    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

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

    Open Source Linux

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    Padre

    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

    Java-Editor

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

    Free Windows

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    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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    WeBuilder

    WeBuilder is a faster, smarter and more powerful all-in-one code editor for web developers. Clean interface, quick startup, superb...

    Free Personal Windows

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    EiffelStudio

    EiffelStudio is a development environment for the Eiffel programming language developed and distributed by Eiffel Software. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD