Eclipse Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Eclipse for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac 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

    1. VS Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.
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      Visual Studio Code vs Eclipse opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to Eclipse.
      Ola Visual Studio code has rapidly became one of the best cross platform editors on the market, i would say it sits in between a full fledged IDE and a more simple editor. I love it!
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Modern and customizable code editor, which adapts perfectly to the needs of each programmer and each project.
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      VSC is a code editor, Eclipse is an IDE
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      Visual studio code is just a code editor, a code editor cannot be an alternative to an IDE like eclipse
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Eclipse is an IDE, Visual Studio code is a code editor
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      I find it easy & much more productive than any other text editor.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Visual Studio Code just allows you to write code, not even run it.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition.
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      IntelliJ IDEA vs Eclipse opinions
      Almost everyone thinks IntelliJ IDEA is a great alternative to Eclipse.
      marcinkowalski More polished and user friendly compared to Eclipse
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      3
      IntelliJ IDEA Community is open-source under Apache 2.0 license.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN open source but not complately free, this app freemium :(
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Zorkzero1 It's a full-featured Java IDE.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      One of the top alternatives to eclipse!
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.
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      Apache NetBeans vs Eclipse opinions
      Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to Eclipse.
      Netbeans is in my opinion quite similar to eclipse but easier to learn and use. Refactoring code (by changing the name of a variable) is a breeze. Just do Ctrl+R and the rest will follow. I have some experience using Netbeans to code Java. Right now I am eager to try it out for coding C as well.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN Nice ide support gui devolopment.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      They are almost identical, from how they manage, organize, programming languages available, tools. Differences only apear when digging through both.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Zorkzero1 It's a full-featured IDE.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    4. 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 Eclipse opinions
      Most users think Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to Eclipse.
      NuncioBitis VS is only for Windows development. It's not meant for Mac or Linux.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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      externitoritus still the gold standard for C++
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Zorkzero1 It's a full-featured IDE.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    5. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.


    6. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
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      Geany vs Eclipse opinions
      Most users think Geany is a great alternative to Eclipse.
      lite weight, close to code
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    7. 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.
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    8. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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      Some users think GNU Emacs is a great alternative to Eclipse, some don't.
    9. Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions. Split the work between multiple developers. Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source.
    10. 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.
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      PhpStorm vs Eclipse opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      hpt8592 Best PHP IDE on the planet.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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