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Free Arduino IDE Alternatives

The best free alternative to Arduino IDE is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try PlatformIO or React Studio. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Arduino IDE and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Arduino IDE are Ktechlab, B4R, Arduino Eclipse plugin and UECIDE.

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.
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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.

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    PlatformIO

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    • Linux
    • CLion
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Eclipse
    • Qt Creator
    • Vim
    • Sublime Text
    • GNU Emacs
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    • Atom
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    PlatformIO IDE is the next generation integrated development environment for IoT:

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    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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    React Studio

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    • Mac

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

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    Ktechlab

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    • 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

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    B4R

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    • Windows

    Development tool for native Arduino programs.

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  6. Where Arduino meets Eclipse.

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    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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    UECIDE

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    • Mac
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    • 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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    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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    embedXcode

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Xcode

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

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    Visual Micro

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Arduino IDE for Visual Studio and Atmel Studio.

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