Download Development Tool - Best Software & Apps

  • Network Inventory Advisor

    4.3

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    An easy-to-use network analysis tool with lots of features

    8
    32 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, even for beginners, Nice interface design, One-click features, Quick network analysis
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Nokia Software Recovery Tool

    6.3.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Just the trick to reset your Nokia phone

    6
    265 votes
    • PROS: Usable and suitable for anyone , Compatible with various devices , Restores your device
    • CONS: Installing is a bit slow , The reset will erase all data
  • Free WiFi Hotspot

    3.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool to Make Your Laptop a WiFi Hotspot

    7
    222 votes
    • PROS: Free – zero trials or limitations, Available for both Windows and Mac
    • CONS: Connection stability could be an issue at times, Not a practical WiFi-extending solution
  • XAMPP Windows

    5.6.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Upload your work locally with this superb tool

    7
    1044 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one app, Free, Good online community
    • CONS: Not for beginners, Help is just ok
  • Genymotion

    2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A quick and powerful Android emulator for Windows

    7
    531 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Easy to use and configure, The emulation works well, Advanced debug features
    • CONS: Some stability problems may still occur
  • NetSpot

    2.1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    A Comprehensive Tool to Analyse and Fix Your Wi-Fi

    10
    9 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive Wi-Fi assessment tool , No networking experience needed ,
    • CONS: May not work with all versions of Mac and Windows , Limited free version
  • Visual C++

    Express 2010

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Essential toolkit for Visual C++

    6
    1341 votes
    • PROS: Essential tool for Visual C++, Much easier on the eye than previous versions
    • CONS: Lacks advanced features
  • PyCharm Community Edition

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    PyCharm Community Edition - development tool for Python programmers

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    No votes yet
    • PROS: Free Python IDE is great for learners and hobbyist programmers, Contains support for scientific Python tools
    • CONS: Less fully featured than the professional edition, Wealth of tools can be overwhelming to complete beginners
  • InSSIDer

    2.1.6.1394

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Diagnostic Tool For Your Wi-Fi Network

    6
    141 votes
    • PROS: A very clever and advanced piece of kit for proper Wi-Fi management, Gives incredibility detailed readings, It gathers information about all RF signals,
    • CONS: If you do not have a degree in communications it looks like alien software, Lay people have to read several technical manuals before they may use it correctly, It is only free for 30 days and then you have to pay,
  • InstallShield Professional

    11

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    An Installer-Creation Tool that Keeps Up With Technology

    5
    204 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive Windows 7, 8 & 10 support, Installation text localised in 35 languages ,
    • CONS: Upgrading versions could pose issues to existing users, Creating installers with multiple files could be difficult , Customer support and forum assistance have scope for improvement
  • Bonjour

    1.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Networking Tool From Apple Computers

    6
    40 votes
    • PROS: There is a zero-configuration option, Still does its job even though it is old,
    • CONS: There are more current programs that will help you create a network, Modern versions of this software are easier to use,
  • Geany

    0.19.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Lightweight Tool for Coders

    7
    53 votes
    • PROS: Runs quickly and smoothly, Packed with useful tools,
    • CONS: Only suitable for Linux users, Can be tricky to get to grips with
  • JCreator

    Pro 4.00.028

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Special IDE Tool for Programmers

    7
    139 votes
    • PROS: Multiple windows can be snapped, Very easy to use, Enjoy faster speeds than ever before,
    • CONS: The programme is a bit too simplistic, The debugger is very minimal,
  • Resource Hacker

    3.4.0.79

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    104 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
  • Crazy Browser

    3.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Tool for Windows Users

    6
    41 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Easy to adapt and customise,
    • CONS: Only suitable for Windows users, Nothing very new or different
  • Navicat for MySQL

    11.0.18

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Cool Tool for Database Management

    6
    215 votes
    • PROS: Lots of advanced features, Very easy to learn and use,
    • CONS: Only works with the OS operating system, Launching the Import Wizard takes time
  • XAMPP

    5.6.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    One-Click Software Stack Installation on Your Computer

    7
    104 votes
    • PROS: Complete and easy installation, Free tool ,
    • CONS: Not a production server, Beginners may find this multifunctional tool complex
  • Fing

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Network Tool for Professionals

    7
    20 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, No annoying adverts, Lots of features to manipulate,
    • CONS: There is no GUI interface, No internet radio option,
  • Java Launcher

    3.201

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Execute your JavaScript with this free tool

    4
    55 votes
    • PROS: A handy JavaScript tool that is lightweight, You can learn how to use it with trial and error,
    • CONS: The user interface is very ugly looking, It looks far more old-fashioned than it actually is
  • Atom

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Build your own text editor with this free open-source editor

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    No votes yet
    • PROS: A one-of-a-kind tool that has made customizing easier than ever, A free text editor and a tool for programmers to play with
    • CONS: Non-programmers may not be as thrilled by this tool, You will have to learn a bit about programming to make your own changes
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