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Free CLion Alternatives

The best free alternative to CLion is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Eclipse or Apache NetBeans. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to CLion and 14 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to CLion are Code::Blocks, KDevelop, React Studio and Embarcadero Dev-C++.

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 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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    Microsoft Visual Studio vs CLion opinions
    Most users think Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to CLion.
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    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 is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

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    Eclipse vs CLion opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Eclipse is a great alternative to CLion.
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    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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    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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    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. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

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    Python plugin for NetBeans (nbPython) has been discontinued since v8.1

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    Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to CLion.

    Different coding languages.

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    Code::Blocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Code::Blocks vs CLion opinions
    Most users think Code::Blocks is a great alternative to CLion.

    Wildly different capabilities in code completion and code jumping

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    EASY FOR BEGINNERS ! NO EXTRA DOWNLOADS

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

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    KDevelop vs CLion opinions
    Most users think KDevelop is a great alternative to CLion.

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

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    React Studio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

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

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  7. 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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    Cevelop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The C++ IDE for professional developers.

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    AvalonStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Visual Studio Code

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

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    Dcoder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Dcoder is a mobile coding IDE ( Compiler for mobile ), where one can code and learn algorithms. Tailored to enhance your coding skills, via the use of code compilation and algorithm solving. Now learn to code anytime anywhere.

    Dcoder code on mobile, Drawer
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