Open Source CLion Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to CLion is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to CLion and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to CLion are Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Code::Blocks (Free, Open Source), Qt Creator (Free, Open Source) and KDevelop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 13, 2021

    1. 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.
      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.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      CLion is an IDE specifically for C/C++, languages which Eclipse does not support.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Apps are not same because Clion is only for C/C++ and Eclispse is neither for C nor for C++
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    2. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.
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      Apache NetBeans vs CLion opinions
      Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to CLion.
      Different coding languages.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    3. 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. An IDE with all the features a developer need, having a consistent look, feel and operation across platforms.
      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
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      EASY FOR BEGINNERS ! NO EXTRA DOWNLOADS
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.
      Almost everyone thinks Qt Creator is a great alternative to CLion.
    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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Visual Studio Code
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      An extensible, cross platform IDE written in C# for Embedded C/C++, .NET Core, Avalonia and Typescript.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Embitz is a free C/C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users working in the field of embedded software development Finally, an IDE with all the features you need and operation across different targets (ARM, MSP430, PIC, ...).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      OpenBeans is an open-source IDE distribution. It is not a fork of Apache NetBeans, but a distribution, in the same way Ubuntu is a distribution based on Debian.
    7. Builds, install into the filesystem, then runs a software project.
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