Xojo Alternatives

    Xojo is described as 'Real Software and Real Studio are now Xojo. Create your own apps, like commercial or in house apps, games, utilities and more with Xojo!' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Xojo for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Lazarus or Xcode. Other great apps like Xojo are B4X (Freemium), Delphi (Paid), PureBasic (Freemium) and CodeTyphon (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 1, 2021

    1. 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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      Microsoft Visual Studio vs Xojo opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft Visual Studio is still a legitimate alternative to Xojo, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Xojo at least makes an attempt to be cross platform. Application source code developed on it works (often with only minor changes) on Mac, Linux and Windows. Significant portions of such source can be used for either an iOS app or a web app (CGI). Their web app concept redefines RAD tool.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      Visual Studio is easily compatible with Windows and Linux OS's. Apple attempts to make it difficult to program by necessitating the use of the horrible XCode product, and Visual Studio makes it possible to work-around Apples' poor operating systems. Visual Studio is a good alternative to Xojo.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's not properly cross-platform and the tight, compact design of Xojo is the exact opposite of the sprawl of .NET. There is practically zero overlap.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Lazarus is a cross-platform IDE for the Free Pascal compiler. It tries to offer a Delphi-like programming experience through its own 'Lazarus Component Library' and supporting many platforms like Windows, OSX, Linux, BSD, Android, iOS and more.
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      Lazarus vs Xojo opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lazarus is a great alternative to Xojo.
      tuva-hayabi Lazarus is a great IDE, no question, but it is based upon the Pascal programming language, and Xojo, on the other hand, is a modern basic dialect, so they can’t be compared actually in my opinion.
      Negative comment 3 months ago

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      Lazarus is backed by a large community, has plenty of add-ons, is open source and free. The Free Pascal compiler that backs it is well mature and performant. It is possible to translate programs from other dialects of pascal including turbo, apple and delphi.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Cross platform development tools for native iOS, Android, desktop and server applications. B4X is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool for real world apps. The programming language is a modern version of Visual Basic.
      Almost everyone thinks B4X is a great alternative to Xojo.
    4. Embarcadero Delphi, formerly CodeGear Delphi and Borland Delphi, is a software development environment for Microsoft Windows applications originally developed by Borland and now owned and developed by Embarcadero Technologies.
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    5. PureBasic is a native 32 bit and 64 bit programming language based on established BASIC rules.
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      PureBasic vs Xojo opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PureBasic is a great alternative to Xojo.
      Cannot build for other platforms, doesn't work on OS X.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    6. CodeTyphon is a fork/distribution of Lazarus with thousands of Lazarus/Free Pascal components bundled into distribution and with own Lazarus expansion features.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter. It is released under the GNU General Public Licence. Its architecture is largely inspired by Java.
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      Gambas vs Xojo opinions
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      - gambas 3.9.2 can run on windows - friendly IDE with # webform designer # report designer # form designer # and other features
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      React Studio lets you create components either visually or in code, then use them interchangeably in your designs. Customize your components with advanced property UIs and dynamic previews in the editing canvas.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Write once, deploy anywhere LiveCode enables flexible delivery to multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. This capability can boost the return on investment you get from adopting LiveCode by an order of magnitude.
      LiveCode vs Xojo opinions
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      Develop for more platforms, easier to use, has a free version
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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