Eclipse Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Eclipse for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Eclipse and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Eclipse are IntelliJ IDEA (Freemium), Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Microsoft Visual Studio (Free Personal) and VSCodium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 2, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      A lightweight yet powerful IDE/code editor that comes in both Web and desktop editions, the latter written with PHP and including choices for several platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac).
    1. Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases both kids and adults into the world of programming.
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    2. Lines is a modern and minimalist text editor - IDE with support for over 150 programming languages, embedded code inspectors and many other cool tools to help you write better code.
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    3. Thunderpad (formerly Textpad) is a simple, general-purpose and cross-platform text editor written in C++ using the Qt libraries. Thunderpad aims to be faster and more lightweight than most text editors, but as useful as them.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed since 2015. Latest versions can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Zend Studio for Eclipse combines proven capabilities to create the world’s most powerful IDE for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).


    4. PyScripter is a free and open-source Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) created with the ambition to become competitive in functionality with commercial Windows-based IDEs available for other languages.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      • The Portable Freeware Collection
      ATPad is a simple Notepad replacement written in pure C and Windows API. Keeping simplicity of Notepad it provides many additional features. 90kb UPX repacked.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Eric is a full-featured IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Python and Ruby, This is one of the best options for programming in Python. You can extend its functionality with plugins. Eric is written in python; and based on the Qt GUI Toolkit and Scintilla editor.
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    5. Dolphin is a complete development IDE for Smalltalk targeted specifically at Microsoft Windows. It is capable of creating standalone GUI and console executables that will run on any version of Windows from XP up to the current Windows 10.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The Projucer is a comprehensive project management and code editing tool with a revolutionary C++ live coding environment which has full C++11 support.
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