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Arduino IDE Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Arduino IDE for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Arduino IDE and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Arduino IDE are Arduino Eclipse plugin, UECIDE, embedXcode and Zerynth.

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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    Microsoft Visual Studio

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    105 alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio 

    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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    1.  AutocompletionMicrosoft Visual Studio can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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    PlatformIO

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    • CLion
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Eclipse
    • Qt Creator
    • Vim
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    • GNU Emacs
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    • Atom
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    17 alternatives to PlatformIO 

    An open source ecosystem for IoT development. Cross-platform IDE and unified debugger. Remote unit testing and firmware updates.

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    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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    11 alternatives to React Studio 

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

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  4. Arduino Eclipse plugin

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    19 alternatives to Arduino Eclipse plugin 

    Where Arduino meets Eclipse.

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    1.  Code FormattingArduino Eclipse plugin supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsArduino Eclipse plugin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Arduino Eclipse plugin vs Arduino IDE opinions
    Most users think Arduino Eclipse plugin is a great alternative to Arduino IDE.
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    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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    13 alternatives to UECIDE 

    UECIDE is aiming to be a generic IDE based on the Arduino IDE which can easily support ALL the available boards. It does this by not supporting any boards directly but providing a framework where a board developer or fanatical group can simply drop in the definitions for the...

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    It supports the development of PIC µCs

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    embedXcode

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    • Mac
    • Xcode
    17 alternatives to embedXcode 

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

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    Zerynth

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    13 alternatives to Zerynth 

    A set of software tools for designing embedded applications and IoT connected devices using any 32-bit microcontrollers and connecting to any cloud infrastructure. All in Python & hybrid C/Python language.

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    Arduino Studio

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    • Brackets
    15 alternatives to Arduino Studio 

    Arduino Studio is a new open source development environment for the Arduino Programming Language. Instead of a monolithic architecture and a centralized development model, Arduino Studio take advantage of Adobe Brackets Editor's pluggable system.

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    Discontinued

    Last commit to the project was made in 2015.

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    Wia

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    • Online
    • Android
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    4 alternatives to Wia 

    We help developers build things and connect them to the Internet through our IoT cloud platform.

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    Visual Studio Code extension for Arduino

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    • Visual Studio Code
    2 alternatives to Visual Studio Code extension for Arduino 

    The Arduino extension makes it easy to code, build, deploy and debug your Arduino sketches in Visual Studio Code with IntelliSense, highlighting, board & library manager, and serial monitor.

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