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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 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 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 Qt Creator, CLion, UltraEdit and CodeLite.

Code::Blocks alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Code::Blocks.
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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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    doesn't have cpp development functionally

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    Visual Studio on Mac doesn't have C++ development functionality.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Discontinued

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

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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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingQt Creator supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    High quality and very stable. Can be used for both Qt and general purpose C++ development, on both Windows and Linux.

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    CLion

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    • IntelliJ IDEA

    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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingCLion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCLion is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCLion can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Robust and great for big projects

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    Easy to use, and easier to compile software

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    UltraEdit

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    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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    UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. And with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros and Smart Templates, UltraEdit's ready for any coding session.
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    CodeLite

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    • Linux
    • wxWidgets

    CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs including:

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    Most users think CodeLite is a great alternative to Code::Blocks.

    Simple, powerful, intuitive, and easy to set up.

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    JetBrains Rider

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    .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper. Supports C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Unity and Xamarin

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingJetBrains Rider supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJetBrains Rider can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  9. Komodo IDE icon

    Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingKomodo IDE supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKomodo IDE can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKomodo IDE is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    UI with dark theme
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    Ecere SDK

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    A cross-platform Software Development Kit including a GUI toolkit, a 2D/3D graphics engine, a networking library, an audio output library, an IDE, a compiler for the eC programming language, and more.

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