PhpStorm Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to PhpStorm 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 25 alternatives to PhpStorm and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to PhpStorm are Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Eclipse (Free, Open Source), VSCodium (Free, Open Source) and Bluefish Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 25, 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 PhpStorm opinions
      Some users think Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to PhpStorm, some don't.
      lugotal PHPStorm is a fully-fledged IDE whereas Visual Studio Code is a customizable text editor.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      moscode Visual Studio Code is not Similar to PHPStrom. php strom is IDE
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      VSCode is designed for all languages, but PhpStorm specially designed for php.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      Blazing fast, open source.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.


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

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      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)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.
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      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.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

    4. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's VSCode.
    5. 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.
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    6. 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...
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      Most users think Aptana Studio is a great alternative to PhpStorm.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • wxWidgets
      CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages.
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    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.
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    8. Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers.
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    9. Code smarter and faster with Komodo IDE, the cross-platform professional development environment for dynamic languages and open technologies.
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