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Qt Creator Alternatives

Qt Creator is described as 'cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework' and is a very popular IDE in the development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Qt Creator for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Eclipse or Geany. Other great apps like Qt Creator are Microsoft Visual Studio, IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm and Apache NetBeans.

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

    Atom

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAtom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAtom is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingAtom supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAtom supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Atom simultaneously.
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    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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    This alternative is disputed. Atom is still a legitimate alternative to Qt Creator, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Atom is a text editor whereas Qt Designer is a UI creation (design) software.

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    QtCreator is a complete IDE wheras Atom is just a text editor

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    (good) text editor vs. (maybe not so good) ide

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    Atom is is a text editor whereas QtCreator is an IDE.

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  2. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Project Management, plugins, code refactoring

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  4. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGeany consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingGeany supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGeany is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingGeany can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableGeany can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeIntelliJ IDEA supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Syntax highlight, code completion


  6. Python and Django IDE with refactorings, code completion, on-the-fly code analysis and other features, including version control integration, deployment, integration with issue trackers, and remote debugging.

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  7. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Discontinued

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

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  8. Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with .

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Android Studio without registration.
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    Code::Blocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Code::Blocks is a free C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsCode::Blocks can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableCode::Blocks can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Code::Blocks without registration.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingCode::Blocks supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Flutter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Dart

    Build apps for any screen. Flutter transforms the app development process. Build, test, and deploy beautiful mobile, web, desktop, and embedded apps from a single codebase.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Flutter without registration.
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