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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, VSCodium, Apache NetBeans and Microsoft Visual Studio.

Eclipse alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be IDEs or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Eclipse.
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  1. Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    187 alternatives to Visual Studio Code 

    Visual Studio Code is a free and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVisual Studio Code can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  AutocompletionVisual Studio Code can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingVisual Studio Code supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  Git SupportVisual Studio Code supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Visual Studio Code.
    6.  Dark ModeVisual Studio Code supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Support for MarkDownVisual Studio Code supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Visual Studio Code without registration.
    9.  Code FormattingVisual Studio Code supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
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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!

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    Guest

    Modern and customizable code editor, which adapts perfectly to the needs of each programmer and each project.

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    Guest

    Visual studio code is just a code editor, a code editor cannot be an alternative to an IDE like eclipse

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    Guest

    VSC is a code editor, Eclipse is an IDE

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    Guest

    Eclipse is an IDE, Visual Studio code is a code editor

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    Guest

    I find it easy & much more productive than any other text editor.

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    Guest

    Visual Studio Code just allows you to write code, not even run it.

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  2. IntelliJ IDEA icon

    IntelliJ IDEA

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    52 alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA 

    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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    1.  AutocompletionIntelliJ IDEA can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Dark ModeIntelliJ IDEA supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportIntelliJ IDEA integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    Syntax highlight, code completion
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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

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    Guest

    IntelliJ IDEA Community is open-source under Apache 2.0 license.

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    OKTAYMERCAN

    open source but not complately free, this app freemium :(

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    Zorkzero1

    It's a full-featured Java IDE.

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    Guest

    One of the top alternatives to eclipse!

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    VSCodium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Code - OSS (vscode)
    177 alternatives to VSCodium 

    This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

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    1.  No TrackingVSCodium will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Privacy focusedVSCodium is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVSCodium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Works OfflineVSCodium can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VSCodium without registration.
    6.  AutocompletionVSCodium can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    7.  LightweightVSCodium consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    8.  Syntax HighlightingVSCodium supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    9.  Support for MarkDownVSCodium supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  4. Apache NetBeans icon

    Apache NetBeans

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    102 alternatives to Apache NetBeans 

    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and...

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    1.  Code FormattingApache NetBeans supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    2.  Git SupportApache NetBeans supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Trees
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    Apache NetBeans vs Eclipse opinions
    Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to Eclipse.
    Guest

    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.

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    Zorkzero1

    It's a full-featured IDE.

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    Guest

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

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    OKTAYMERCAN

    Nice ide support gui devolopment.

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  5. Microsoft Visual Studio icon

    Microsoft Visual Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • .NET Framework
    105 alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio 

    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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    1.  AutocompletionMicrosoft Visual Studio can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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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.

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    externitoritus

    still the gold standard for C++

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    Zorkzero1

    It's a full-featured IDE.

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  6. Geany icon

    Geany

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    133 alternatives to Geany 

    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. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME -...

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    1.  LightweightGeany consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Geany.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingGeany supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    4.  Ad-freeGeany doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Distraction-freeGeany has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    6.  Spell CheckingGeany can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  PortableGeany can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Geany 1.34
    Nice UI with themes and good integration with Ubuntu
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    Geany vs Eclipse opinions
    Most users think Geany is a great alternative to Eclipse.
    Guest

    lite weight, close to code

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  7. PyCharm icon

    PyCharm

    • Mac
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    74 alternatives to PyCharm 

    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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    1.  Code FormattingPyCharm supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in PyCharm without registration.
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  8. Neovim icon

    Neovim

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    82 alternatives to Neovim 

    Neovim is Vim out of the box.

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    1.  LightweightNeovim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNeovim can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingNeovim supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  9. GNU Emacs icon

    GNU Emacs

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • Homebrew
    158 alternatives to GNU Emacs 

    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. The features of GNU Emacs include:

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGNU Emacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingGNU Emacs supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Support for scriptingGNU Emacs supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
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    Some users think GNU Emacs is a great alternative to Eclipse, some don't.
  10. PhpStorm icon

    PhpStorm

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    50 alternatives to PhpStorm 

    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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    1.  Syntax HighlightingPhpStorm supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  AutocompletionPhpStorm can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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    PhpStorm vs Eclipse opinions
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    hpt8592

    Best PHP IDE on the planet.

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