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IDLE Alternatives

IDLE is described as 'Default IDE which come installed with the Python programming language. It aims to be simple and intuitive, and is especially useful for programmers just learning Python' and is a IDE in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to IDLE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IDLE are PyCharm, IPython, Light Table and NINJA-IDE.

IDLE alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Text Editors or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of IDLE.
This page was last updated Jul 28, 2020
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Default IDE which come installed with the Python programming language. It aims to be simple and intuitive, and is...

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  1. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

  2. 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.



  3. IPython

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    IPython is an interactive shell for the Python programming language that offers enhanced introspection, additional shell syntax, syntax highlighting, tab completion and rich history. It is a component of the SciPy package.

  4. Light Table

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Light Table is a new interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games. It provides the real time feedback we need to not only answer questions about our code, but to understand how our programs really work.

  5. NINJA-IDE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    NINJA-IDE (from the recursive acronym: "Ninja-IDE Is Not Just Another IDE"), is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE).



  6. Thonny

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Python IDE for beginners. Its supports different ways of stepping through the code, step-by-step expression evaluation, detailed visualization of the call stack and a mode for explaining the concepts of references and heap

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

  8. Ecere SDK

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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.

  9. PyDev

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse

    PyDev is a third-party plug-in for Eclipse. It is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used for programming in Python supporting code refactoring, graphical debugging, code analysis and many other features.

  10. Wing is a highly customizable Python IDE that uses both static and runtime code analysis to provide auto-completion, call tips, code documentation, goto-definition, find uses, refactoring, and many other features.

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