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Android Studio Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Android Studio for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Android Studio and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Android Studio are IntelliJ IDEA, Flutter, Qt Creator and Apache Cordova.

Android Studio alternatives are mainly Android Development Tools but may also be Game Development Tools or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Android Studio.
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  1. Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeIntelliJ IDEA supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Syntax highlight, code completion
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    Almost everyone thinks IntelliJ IDEA is a great alternative to Android Studio.

    many recommendations by programmers working in this field for years, they all suggested on their youtube platform to go for it.

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    Android Studio is already a build of IntelliJ IDEA with a default configuration aimed at Android Development so, really, the comparison comes down to whether you want to exclusively develop Android (go Android Studio) or want to use the IDE for other languages and situations as well (go IntelliJ)

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    Flutter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Dart

    Build apps for any screen. Flutter transforms the app development process. Build, test, and deploy beautiful mobile, web, desktop, and embedded apps from a single codebase.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Flutter without registration.
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  4. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingQt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Qt Creator vs Android Studio opinions
    Most users think Qt Creator is a great alternative to Android Studio.
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    Apache Cordova

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript.

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    Most users think Apache Cordova is a great alternative to Android Studio.


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    Android SDK

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Android SDK has the tools, sample code, and docs you need to create great apps.

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    Android Emulator
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    microStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Raspberry Pi

    microStudio is a free game engine online. Create games, learn programming, play, share, prototype and jam!.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in microStudio simultaneously.
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    Appcelerator Titanium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Appcelerator Titanium, offered for free by Appcelerator, lets web developers use web technologies, open source and cloud computing to build native apps for iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

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    Discontinued

    On February 2021, Axway announced that Appcelerator Titanium has been discontinued, with support ending on March 1, 2022. All private source code will be made open source by this date. https://www.axway.com/en/appcelerator-end-of-life

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    NBANDROID-V2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    NBANDROID-V2 is a set of modules that lets you develop Android applications in Apache NetBeans. It works with standard projects supported by Android Studio. You will be able to edit, build, run & debug, and test your application. Both emulator and real-devices are supported.

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  10. ADev

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    A lightweight Android development tool. Wraps the Android SDK's Ant, 'android' and 'adb'.

    ⚫︎ LightweightADev consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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