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Xcode Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Xcode for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Sublime Text. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Xcode and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Xcode are Microsoft Visual Studio, Apache NetBeans, Qt Creator and WebStorm.

Xcode 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 Xcode.
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  1. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

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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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    Microsoft Visual Studio vs Xcode opinions
    Some users think Microsoft Visual Studio is a great alternative to Xcode, some don't.

    Multi-code support covers everything except apple specific development languages

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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.

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    Some users think Eclipse is a great alternative to Xcode, some don't.
  4. 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.

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    Most users think IntelliJ IDEA is a great alternative to Xcode.
  5. Development Environment, Tooling Platform and Application Framework.

    Discontinued

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

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    Most users think Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to Xcode.


  6. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.

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    WebStorm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform.

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    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...

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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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    You can develop very universal programs and games with graphical user interface, and also implement sound support with UOS! Of course you have to watch out for licenses yourself! Unfortunately UOS is not absolutely stable so far, but it can be improved. The compiled program is quite universally usable under Linux! I have been able to develop many a small and medium game with it, but so far for us privately!

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    Graviton Code Editor is a minimalist, cross-platform editor focused on speed, customization and productivity.

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