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PowerBASIC is described as 'formerly Turbo Basic, is the brand of several commercial compilers by PowerBASIC Inc. that compile a dialect of the BASIC programming language. There are both MS-DOS and Windows versions, and two kinds of the latter: Console and Windows' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to PowerBASIC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is PureBasic, which is free. Other great apps like PowerBASIC are FreeBASIC, Xojo, Lobster and QB64.

PowerBASIC alternatives are mainly Programming Languages but may also be IDEs or Game Development Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PowerBASIC.
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    PureBasic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS

    PureBasic is a native 32 bit and 64 bit programming language based on established BASIC rules.

    IDE on Windows
    PureBasic vs PowerBASIC opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PureBasic is a great alternative to PowerBASIC.

    PureBasic is a programming language with syntax that will be easy for a PowerBasic programmer to learn. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit executables. It can also be compiled to support Windows, Linux or Mac OS.

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    FreeBASIC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FreeBASIC is a completely free, open-source, 32-bit BASIC compiler, with syntax similar to MS-QuickBASIC, that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline assembly, object orientation, and many others.

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    FreeBASIC vs PowerBASIC opinions
    Almost everyone thinks FreeBASIC is a great alternative to PowerBASIC.

    FreeBasic can compile 64bit code!

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  3. Xojo icon

    Xojo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Real Software and Real Studio are now Xojo. Create your own apps, like commercial or in house apps, games, utilities and more with Xojo!

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    Lobster

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lobster is a game programming language. It was developed to make it easier for people who are already programmers to prototype and make games.

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    QB64

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    QB64 is a self-hosting BASIC compiler for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, designed to be compatible with Microsoft QBasic and QuickBASIC. QB64 is a C++ emitter, which is integrated with a C++ compiler to provide compilation via C++ code and GCC optimization.

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    B4J

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Arduino IDE
    • Java

    B4J is a 100% free development tool, similar to B4A that generates desktop, server and web applications.

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  7. Very fast BASIC like programming language for console and gui applications, automate process, automate data exchange, connect to databases, send mails, ftp, rest api, parsing, tokenizing, files, OpenGl, graphics, sound, printing ... much more.

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    wxBasic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    wxBasic is an Basic interpreter that is:.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, released on May 12, 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    IonicWind Basic

    • Windows

    IWBasic is a 32-bit BASIC compiler from Ionic Wind Software featuring an integrated development environment with syntax similar to the BASIC programming language.

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  10. KBasic icon

    KBasic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Visual Studio

    KBasic is a powerful programming language, which is simply intuitive and easy to learn. It is a new programming language, a further BASIC dialect and is related to VB.NET™, Visual Basic®, Visual Basic for Application® and Java™.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Its successor is Basic For Qt

    Under GNU/Linux
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