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KodeLife Alternatives

KodeLife is described as 'fast, lightweight, live-coding IDE for shader development. It's available natively across Mac, Windows and Linux desktops and supports all flavors of OpenGL GLSL, as well as platform specific shading languages such as the Metal Shading Language and DirectX HLSL' and is a Code Editor in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KodeLife, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and iPhone. The best alternative is Shadertoy, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to KodeLife are Shader Editor, SHADERed, Shade - Pro Shader Editor and Shdr.

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

    Shadertoy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    23 alternatives to Shadertoy 

    Shadertoy is the first application to allow developers all over the globe to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL since 2009.

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    Shader Editor

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    20 alternatives to Shader Editor 

    Create and edit GLSL shaders on your Android phone or tablet and use them as live wallpaper. A live-coding editor with syntax-highlighting lets you see results transparently in the background as you code and provides ample workspace to focus on your ideas.

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  3. SHADERed icon

    SHADERed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to SHADERed 

    SHADERed is a lightweight tool for creating and testing HLSL and GLSL shaders. It is easy to use, open source and frequently updated with new features.

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    Shade - Pro Shader Editor

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    20 alternatives to Shade - Pro Shader Editor 

    Shade transforms your device into a professional node-based shader editor. Build stunning, connected shader graphs that render in real time. You'll find full support for keyboard shortcuts, drag-and-drop, and documentation built right in.

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    Shdr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    23 alternatives to Shdr 

    Shdr is a live ESSL (GLSL) shader editor, viewer and validator powered by WebGL and built by Thibaut Despoulain (BKcore).

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    The Book of Shaders

    23 alternatives to The Book of Shaders 

    The Book of Shaders provides a gentle, step-by-step guide through the abstract and complex universe of Fragment Shaders. Besides scores of insightful illustrations, the site includes a very intuitive live-coding editor for users to easily see changes as they code.

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  7. GLSL Sandbox icon

    GLSL Sandbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    21 alternatives to GLSL Sandbox 

    An online GSGL Shader Gallery and live development tool. You can freely add to it without an account.

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    ShaderLab

    23 alternatives to ShaderLab 

    ShaderLab is the WebGL2 GLSL Editor for the browser. Code your shaders right in your browser with a live view to progress in the background. Then share and garner feedback through comments and check out other creators.

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    Shaderific

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    21 alternatives to Shaderific 

    Shaderific is the mobile shader development tool for iOS. Get started with OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0 shader development on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch today. Create your own vertex and fragment shaders using the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) and compile them on your...

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    The Force

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    22 alternatives to The Force 

    The Force is a web-based IDE/code editor for WebGL complete with audio input control, OSC support, texture panel and more.

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