Code::Blocks Alternatives for Mac

    Code::Blocks is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Code::Blocks and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Code::Blocks are Microsoft Visual Studio (Free Personal), Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Qt Creator (Free, Open Source) and CLion (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 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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      Most users think Eclipse is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
    2. 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 Code::Blocks opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
      doesn't have cpp development functionally
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Visual Studio on Mac doesn't have C++ development functionality.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    3. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.
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      Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
    4. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.
      Qt Creator vs Code::Blocks opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Qt Creator is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
      High quality and very stable. Can be used for both Qt and general purpose C++ development, on both Windows and Linux.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    5. 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.
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      CLion vs Code::Blocks opinions
      Almost everyone thinks CLion is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
      Robust and great for big projects
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Easy to use, and easier to compile software
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • wxWidgets
      CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages.
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      CodeLite vs Code::Blocks opinions
      Most users think CodeLite is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.
      Simple, powerful, intuitive, and easy to set up.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    6. UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).
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    7. Cross-platform .NET IDE.
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    8. Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      React Studio lets you create components either visually or in code, then use them interchangeably in your designs. Customize your components with advanced property UIs and dynamic previews in the editing canvas.
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