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What are the best CodeLite alternatives?

CodeLite is described as 'open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs including:' and is a popular IDE in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CodeLite for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. 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 PyCharm. Other great apps like CodeLite are Code::Blocks, Qt Creator, PhpStorm and KDevelop.

CodeLite 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 CodeLite.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • wxWidgets

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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.

    Visual Studio 2012 Dark Theme UI Designer
  2. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

    eclipse on windows 10

  3. Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging.

  4. Code::Blocks icon


    • 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.

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


  6. PhpStorm icon


    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and support for all major tools and frameworks.

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

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  8. Bloodshed Dev-C++ icon

    Bloodshed Dev-C++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler.


    No longer developed. Last version, 5 Beta 9.2 (, released on February 21th 2005, is still downloadable, but a maintained version of Dev-C++ with updated code is Orwell Dev-C++ icon Orwell Dev-C++

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  9. Xcode icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X.

  10. B4X icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Cross platform development tools for native iOS, Android, desktop and server applications.

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