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Free WebStorm Alternatives

The best free alternative to WebStorm is Visual Studio Code. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WebStorm and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to WebStorm are Atom, VSCodium, Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse.

WebStorm alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WebStorm.
This page was last updated Apr 8, 2022
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JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform.

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  1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.

    Visual Studio Code vs WebStorm opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to WebStorm.

    They are fairly similar, however, without its teeming extension ecosystem, VSCode would be no match for WebStorm out-of-the-box.

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    peterbrown1

    It's cross platform and free!!

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    Is not an alternative to Webstorm. One is an actual application, the other is a glorified webpage.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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  2. 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.

    Discontinued

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

    Atom vs WebStorm opinions
    Most users think Atom is a great alternative to WebStorm.

    WebStorm has: better code refactoring, on app compiling buttons, no annoying package.json to configure for each component

    Negative comment about 5 years ago
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    One is an IDE, the other is a glorified webpage running in a stand-alone chrome instance.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    Atoms no comparison to webstorm

    Negative comment about 3 years ago
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  3. This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

  4. 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.

    Microsoft Visual Studio vs WebStorm opinions
    Most users think Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to WebStorm.

    It's a full-fledged IDE ready to take on similar workloads. With a few well-made extensions, it may be ready to take on way more than just basic HTML/JS/CSS editing.

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  5. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

    Most users think Eclipse is a great alternative to WebStorm.


  6. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    Discontinued

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

    Apache NetBeans vs WebStorm opinions
    Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to WebStorm.

    Free, multi-language and great auto-indent

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  7. Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

  8. Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

  9. BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it can edit Web pages in conformance to Web Standards.

    Discontinued

    Last version 3.1 was released on October 14th, 2019 according to their official website.

  10. Lite XL is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast, implemented as simply as possible; easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either.

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