PowerBASIC Alternatives

    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'. 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 (Free, Open Source), Xojo (Paid), QB64 (Free, Open Source) and Lobster (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 4, 2020

    1. PureBasic is a native 32 bit and 64 bit programming language based on established BASIC rules.
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      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.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    2. 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.
      FreeBASIC vs PowerBASIC opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FreeBASIC is a great alternative to PowerBASIC.
      FreeBasic can compile 64bit code!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    3. 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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      • 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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      • 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.


    4. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Arduino IDE
      • Java
      B4J is a 100% free development tool, similar to B4A that generates desktop, server and web applications. B4J follows the same concepts of B4A and B4i, providing a simple and powerful development tool.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      wxBasic is an Basic interpreter that is: * Free * Open Source (LGPL) * Cross-platform (currently Windows and Linux) wxBasic can create stand-alone executables by binding together source code with the interpreter.

      Discontinued

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

    5. IWBasic is a 32-bit BASIC compiler from Ionic Wind Software featuring an integrated development environment with syntax similar to the BASIC programming language. Creates small and fast programs that support all Windows versions.
      • 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

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