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Free PhpStorm Alternatives

The best free alternative to PhpStorm is Visual Studio Code. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PhpStorm and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to PhpStorm are Apache NetBeans, Eclipse, VSCodium and Bluefish Editor.

PhpStorm alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PhpStorm.
This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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  1. Visual Studio 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.

    Visual Studio Code vs PhpStorm opinions
    Some users think Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to PhpStorm, some don't.

    VSCode is designed for all languages, but PhpStorm specially designed for php.

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    lugotal

    PHPStorm is a fully-fledged IDE whereas Visual Studio Code is a customizable text editor.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    moscode

    Visual Studio Code is not Similar to PHPStrom. php strom is IDE

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    Blazing fast, open source.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  2. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    Discontinued

    Python plugin for NetBeans (nbPython) has been discontinued since v8.1

    Apache NetBeans vs PhpStorm opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to PhpStorm.

    Veritable ide with advenced auto completation (file analyse and avenced php support)

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

    Eclipse vs PhpStorm opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Eclipse is a great alternative to PhpStorm.

    Eclipse (plus xDebug & xampp) works well and is completely free. Eclipse itself is easy to install but tracking down the correct php items to install and configure for php and xdebug is at least time consuming if not difficult.

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  4. 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.

  5. Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.



  6. Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

    Most users think Aptana Studio is a great alternative to PhpStorm.
  7. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

  8. CodeLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • wxWidgets

    CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs including:

  9. Textadept

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers.

  10. BBEdit

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.

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