Download Developer Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Nox APP Player

    6.0.5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    8
    1492 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface makes this app easy to use, Intuitive keyboard mapping for app and game controls, Support for multiple control devices, Stable and reliable
    • CONS: Sluggish installation process
  • Aptoide

    6.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The best free alternative to Google Play

    7
    2946 votes
    • PROS: Many applications, Customized stores, The rollback function, Free
    • CONS: No parental control, Less quality guarantee than in Google Play
  • Android SDK

    3.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Develop mobile applications for Google's Android platform for free

    7
    2648 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive development kit, Skinnable emulator, Free
    • CONS: Can be tricky to operate for beginners
  • Driver Booster Free

    5.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Driver Booster Free

    7
    1205 votes
    • PROS: Simplifies updating your drivers (2 clicks), Updates are done quickly, Schedules periodic scans and launches with Windows, Creates automatic restore points, Automatic background driver installation op, Free, Developer offers a pro version for which you can buy a license key
    • CONS: Doesn’t give information about the drivers that are installed
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    789 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • MEmu

    2.8.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Android simulator that does its job

    8
    165 votes
    • PROS: Accurate emulation, Fast emulation, Some developer tools
    • CONS: Not a full phone replacement
  • Adobe Air

    15.0.0.293

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Build and deploy rich web apps on your desktop

    7
    373 votes
    • PROS: Smooth animations, Access to loads of original web apps, Uses up little memory
    • CONS: Quality of AIR-based apps may vary
  • Android Studio

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Complete Free Development Suite for Android

    8
    23 votes
    • PROS: Free download, Complete development suite
    • CONS: Only for experienced users, Sole focus on Android systems
  • Vim

    7.3.260

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Highly configurable text editor

    7
    44 votes
    • PROS: Multi-featured, Pop-out menus
    • CONS: Intimidating for beginners, Not very attractive
  • Resource Hacker

    3.4.0.79

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free resource editing tool for 32bit and 64bit Windows

    7
    116 votes
    • PROS: A very lightweight and free program, The tutorials show you how to use the program
    • CONS: A manual or full user guide would have been nice, It is pretty ugly looking
  •  Intel® XDK

    1816

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create Smartphone and Tablet Apps Using JavaScript and HTML5

    7
    75 votes
    • PROS: One-step solution, Support for multiple operating systems , In-cloud build system
    • CONS: Finding documentation can be difficult, Performance isn’t the best
  • cmder

    1.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable and convenient console emulator

    9
    2 votes
    • PROS: Ideal if you are already on the Git and GitHub bandwagon, A great command line tool, Good for people that work simultaneously with Visual Studio and command line
    • CONS: Difficult to understand for the uninitiated, Very little is explained on the website, The user manual is not very good
  • MinGW

    5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows specific header files and import libraries combined with GNU toolsets

    7
    71 votes
    • AppDelete

      4.2.7

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Thorough application removal and deletion tool

      7
      109 votes
      • PROS: Removes all associated files, Very quick to search files and apps, Removes orphan files, Developer very responsive
      • CONS: Freezes when you restart your Mac
    • Apache Hadoop

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Apache Hadoop is an open source solution for distributed computing on big data

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Excellent way to utilize powerful MapReduce and distributed file functions to process excessively large collections of data, Is open source to use on your own hardware clusters, Can be utilized through popular cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2
      • CONS: Not for the layman, should have some technical expertise in order to manage and utilize, Based on Linux, not for all users
    • Google Chrome Developer Tools

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Debug and edit web pages with Chrome DevTools

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Integrated tool without the need for a separate application, All the essential tools for troubleshooting and improving your site
      • CONS: Slightly confusing interface and less intuitive than similar web developer tools, Only measures and displace measurements of HTML elements
    • Volume Booster Pro

      1.4.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free utilities & tools app for Android, by Music Hero - Best Free music & audio app developer

      10
      1 vote
      • BlackBerry Backup Extractor

        2.0.4.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Backup your BlackBerry device

        6
        85 votes
        • PROS: Includes updates and support from developer, Extracts essential data from BlackBerry, Works with most BlackBerry devices
        • CONS: Use at own risk - not official BlackBerry software, Some features not available in basic version
      • Web Developer

        1.1.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Firefox extension that adds some great developer tools

        6
        22 votes
        • Babun

          1.2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          There's no need for Cygwin with Babun

          9
          2 votes
          • PROS: Easy to use, Highly compatible with UNIX software, Great way to learn more advanced functionality
          • CONS: Not 100% Cygwin compatible
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        16.0.5.214928.1Windows, Mac
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        4SDK 4.2.17896.9Windows
        53.0.126486.7Windows, Mac