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CLion is described as 'The intelligent cross-platform C/C++ IDE. CLion is a new IDE that helps you be more productive while developing apps with C and C++ for Windows, Linux and OS X. Take advantage of proven JetBrains expertise in code quality, efficient code navigation, smart code completion' and is a IDE in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CLion for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Eclipse or Apache NetBeans. Other great apps like CLion are Code::Blocks, Qt Creator, KDevelop and React Studio.

CLion alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Database Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CLion.
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  1. Microsoft Visual Studio icon

    Microsoft Visual Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • .NET Framework
    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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    Microsoft Visual Studio vs CLion opinions
    Most users think Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to CLion.
    olexiykutsenko

    Clion is Visual Studio for Linux

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    Only C#, VB and F#.NET supported. There is no C++ support at all in Microsoft VS for Mac. Cannot be called an alternative for Mac.

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    It has the same Language (C/C++) as CLion and comparable functions.

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  2. Eclipse icon

    Eclipse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    155 alternatives to Eclipse 

    Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle. Many people know Eclipse as a Java IDE, but it is much more than that- Eclipse actually consists of over 60...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  AutocompletionEclipse can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Eclipse.
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    Eclipse vs CLion opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Eclipse is a great alternative to CLion.
    ezpat

    Eclipse flavored with CDT provides best free-of-charge experience regarding AST Indexing (and AST storage/caching), instant code completion, smart renaming and most advanced refactoring options unfamiliar in another Open-Source editor.

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    Guest

    Eclipse is only similar in the fact that it is an IDE; it does not support C or C++, which is the entire point of CLion. Clearly the high number of upvotes is due to uninformed consumers or a distasteful publicity move by Eclipse.

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    Guest

    CLion is an IDE specifically for C/C++, languages which Eclipse does not support.

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    Apps are not same because Clion is only for C/C++ and Eclispse is neither for C nor for C++

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  3. Apache NetBeans icon

    Apache NetBeans

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    102 alternatives to Apache NetBeans 

    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and...

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    1.  Code FormattingApache NetBeans supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    2.  Git SupportApache NetBeans supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Apache NetBeans vs CLion opinions
    Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to CLion.
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    Different coding languages.

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    Code::Blocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    61 alternatives to 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 configurable.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCode::Blocks can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableCode::Blocks can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Code::Blocks without registration.
    4.  Support for scriptingCode::Blocks supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Code::Blocks vs CLion opinions
    Most users think Code::Blocks is a great alternative to CLion.
    Guest

    Wildly different capabilities in code completion and code jumping

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    EASY FOR BEGINNERS ! NO EXTRA DOWNLOADS

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    Qt Creator

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    136 alternatives to Qt Creator 

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.

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    1.  AutocompletionQt Creator can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Code FormattingQt Creator supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingQt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Qt Creator vs CLion opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Qt Creator is a great alternative to CLion.
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    One of the best and serious IDE's!

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    KDevelop

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    • KDE
    53 alternatives to KDevelop 

    A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP.

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    1.  LightweightKDevelop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKDevelop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    KDevelop vs CLion opinions
    Most users think KDevelop is a great alternative to CLion.
    Guest

    Opensource, free, supports C/C++ very well, supports cmake, git, gdb and llvm, lightweight and lowsized

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  7. React Studio icon

    React Studio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    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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  8. Embarcadero Dev-C++ icon

    Embarcadero Dev-C++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Windows
    19 alternatives to Embarcadero Dev-C++ 

    Embarcadero Dev-C++ is a new and improved fork (sponsored by Embarcadero) of Bloodshed Dev-C++ and Orwell Dev-C++. It is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and code editor for the C/C++ programming language.

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    1.  Dark ModeEmbarcadero Dev-C++ supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Embarcadero Dev-C++ without registration.
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    My Visual Database

    • Windows
    49 alternatives to My Visual Database 

    A simple development environment databases, without the help of specialists and programming skills, you will create a Windows application databases. It can be as simple telephone directory and accounting system in your business.

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    1.  Support for scriptingMy Visual Database supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportMy Visual Database integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    AvalonStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • Visual Studio Code
    57 alternatives to AvalonStudio 

    An extensible, cross platform IDE written in C# for Embedded C/C++, .NET Core, Avalonia and Typescript.

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