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Free Xojo Alternatives

The best free alternative to Xojo is Microsoft Visual Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Lazarus or PureBasic. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Xojo and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Xojo are B4X, Xcode, LiveCode and Gambas.

Xojo alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Programming Languages or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Xojo.
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  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.

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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.

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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.

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    Lazarus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • OpenSolaris

    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.
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    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.

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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.

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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 Xojo opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PureBasic is a great alternative to Xojo.

    Cannot build for other platforms, doesn't work on OS X.

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    B4X

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Cross platform development tools for native iOS, Android, desktop and server applications.

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    Almost everyone thinks B4X is a great alternative to Xojo.
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    Xcode

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X.

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    LiveCode

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    It is Both Under the GPL and it is also Proprietary if using the GPL version the software you make is required to be under the GPL.

    Screenshot showing the same LiveCode application on Linux and Mac OS X
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    Develop for more platforms, easier to use, has a free version

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    Gambas

    • 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 3.9.2 can run on windows
    • friendly IDE with

    webform designer

    report designer

    form designer

    and other features

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    React Studio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    React Studio lets you create components either visually or in code, then use them interchangeably in your designs.

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    CodeTyphon is a fork/distribution of Lazarus with thousands of Lazarus/Free Pascal components bundled into distribution and with own Lazarus expansion features.

    CodeTyphon running on Windows 10
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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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