Download Development for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • Xcode

    10.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Create your own Mac, iPhone and iPad apps

    6
    164 votes
    • PROS: Essential for developing Mac, iPhone or iPad apps, Slick unified interface, Xcode IDE corrects bad code
    • CONS: Users must be a memeber of Apple's Developer program, Highly technical for beginners
  • Nox App Player

    1.2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop

    7
    61 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
  • Tor Browser

    5.5.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    8
    30 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity , Connections may take a while sometimes
  • Android SDK

    22.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Develop apps like a pro

    6
    64 votes
    • PROS: Comprehensive development kit, Skinnable emulator, Provides tutorial, Beginner friendly
    • CONS: Dull interface, Android Studio Package is downloaded separately
  • MATLAB

    varies-with-device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Math, Graphics, and Programming In One Platform

    8
    4 votes
    • PROS: MATLAB exclusive programming language, Live Editor and MATLAB Licensed toolboxes, Cloud sharing, Can run with embedded processor
    • CONS: Can be intimidating for beginners, May not be compatible with other systems, More features available upon purchase, May require big system resources for larger graphical representations
  • Nvu

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Complete web authoring system

    6
    46 votes
    • NetBeans

      IDE 6.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Open source, high performance, modular, extensible, multi-platform Java IDE

      7
      45 votes
      • Adobe Fireworks

        CS6 12.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Accelerate web design and development

        6
        84 votes
        • PROS: Excellent video authoring solution for professional video editors, Fully compatible with other Adobe tools, Supports the newest technology: Blu-Ray, digital tapeless cameras, Work natively with a huge number of video formats
        • CONS: Complex for beginners
      • MacTeX

        2008

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A Free (GPL) Development program for Mac

        7
        8 votes
        • Coda

          2.0.11

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac
          Web Apps

          One-window web development

          7
          107 votes
          • PROS: Integration of core features, Leopard GUI, Code completion, Collection of built in books
          • CONS: Can be overwhelming for first time users
        • PyCharm Community Edition

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          PyCharm Community Edition - development tool for Python programmers

          -
          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
        • Code::Blocks

          13.12

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Code::Blocks - A Free and Open Source C, C++ and Fortain IDE

          6
          1 vote
          • PROS: Completely free, Cross platform
          • CONS: Very basic, UI is very old school
        • Game Maker

          Lite 8.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Create your own computer games

          5
          198 votes
          • PROS: No programming experience necessary, Lots of instructions and user forums
          • CONS: Still takes some getting used to, Games limited by size
        • KompoZer

          0.7.10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A Free (GPL) Development program for Mac

          6
          54 votes
          • Vysor Android Control on your Mac

            1.7.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Android
            Mac

            Put your Android operating system on Windows

            7
            4 votes
            • PROS: You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
            • CONS: You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
          • Unity

            3.3

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Cutting-edge game development application

            7
            42 votes
            • PROS: Suitable for 3D gaming, Very powerful development tools, Create standalone games and widgets
            • CONS: Complex for beginners
          • JIRA

            Varies with device

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Advanced Software Development Tool for the Agile Work Environment

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: JIRA is compatible with other third-party business software, There are a number of discrete pricing plans available
            • CONS: The pricing plans can be relatively expensive for start-up businesses, Credit cards are the only form of payment currently accepted
          • Vim

            7.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Highly configurable text editor

            8
            4 votes
            • GPX Editor

              2.96

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              A full version program for mac, by William Modesitt

              -
              No votes yet
              • Spyder

                2.2.9

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Social network browser

                10
                3 votes
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