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Arduino IDE Alternatives

Arduino IDE is described as 'Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments' and is a popular IDE in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Arduino IDE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try PlatformIO or React Studio. Other great apps like Arduino IDE are Ktechlab, B4R, LabsLand and Arduino Eclipse plugin.

Arduino IDE alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Electronic Design Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Arduino IDE.
This page was last updated Apr 21, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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  1. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services.

  2. PlatformIO

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • CLion
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Eclipse
    • Qt Creator
    • Vim
    • Sublime Text
    • GNU Emacs
    • NetBeans
    • Atom
    • Microsoft Visual Studio

    PlatformIO IDE is the next generation integrated development environment for IoT:

    PlatformIO vs Arduino IDE opinions
    Most users think PlatformIO is a great alternative to Arduino IDE.
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    More complete than Arduino IDE.

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  3. React Studio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    React Studio lets you create components either visually or in code, then use them interchangeably in your designs.

  4. Ktechlab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KTechLab is an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the programmed microcontroller together with its application circuit.

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    Not compatible with atmel processors

    Negative comment almost 7 years ago
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  5. B4R

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Development tool for native Arduino programs.



  6. LabsLand

    • Online

    LabsLand lets students access real educational laboratories through the Internet. Schools, institutions and homeschoolers can use it to provide real labs and real practical and scientific education without having the physical equipment themselves.

  7. Where Arduino meets Eclipse.

    Arduino Eclipse plugin vs Arduino IDE opinions
    Most users think Arduino Eclipse plugin is a great alternative to Arduino IDE.

    It is a professional multiplatform extensible development environment that lets you create Arduino sketches at nearly the same ease as the Arduino IDE and keep nearly the full power of the professional development environment. Think about refactoring, unit testing, debugging...

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    Absolutely completely different

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  8. UECIDE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    UECIDE is aiming to be a generic IDE based on the Arduino IDE which can easily support ALL the available boards.

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    It supports the development of PIC µCs

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  9. Atmel Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine

    Studio 7 is the integrated development platform (IDP) for developing and debugging all AVR® and SAM microcontroller applications.

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  10. embedXcode

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Xcode

    embedXcode is a template for Xcode. It eases development for the most popular embedded computing boards.

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