Download For Developers - Best Software & Apps

  • iOS 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Everything you've ever loved about Apple, made even better

    9
    71 votes
    • PROS: Adds many new features, Fast and sleek, Familiar enough to easily use, Great for app developers
    • CONS: Not compatible with older devices
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    7
    565 votes
    • PROS: You have a massive amount of control via the WAMPServer software functionalities, Tune your server without touching your setting files, A playground for app developers
    • CONS: Non-app developers will have no idea what this is or what it does, There are no technical manuals to explain the installation in detail, They do not explain why it is free and/or why they do not ask for payment at any point
  • FrostWire

    6.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1653 votes
    • PROS: Thanks to their history of developing hugely popular BitTorrent clients like LimeWire the developers have managed to create an app that mixes powerful downloading and a new focus on the user experience. FrostWire is the one-stop shop for all music and vi, Simple to use
    • CONS: Fast downloading, Nice additional features
  • Adobe Air

    15.0.0.293

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Build and deploy rich web apps on your desktop

    7
    378 votes
    • PROS: Smooth animations, Access to loads of original web apps, Uses up little memory
    • CONS: Quality of AIR-based apps may vary
  • GitHub for Windows

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A must have for developers and creators

    6
    312 votes
    • PROS: Vast community of creators, developers and professionals along with massive repositories of existing code to draw on, Slick user interface allow for easy access to all of GitHub's libraries, forums and your own projects, Versioning and repository controls make sure that you can monitor changes, review the most current versions and make sure that you create that perfectly working code
    • CONS: Filled with official and validated Microsoft scripting solutions, No tutorial , Exclusive to Microsoft
  • PyCharm

    Varies with device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional gear for software developers

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: A multitude of useful features, Excellent auto-completion support
    • CONS: Can be slow, Uses a lot of memory
  • McAfee Total Protection

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

    7
    450 votes
    • PROS: The virus and malware database is kept up to date by the developers, It has a file shredder for full and permanent erasures, There is a money-back guarantee if the software cannot remove your virus, The Firewall is a strong and modern one
    • CONS: Many of the tools can be found with other paid virus and malware checkers Virus Protection Pledge (VPP) only applies to auto-renewal customers
  • PhpStorm

    Varies with device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A full featured IDE for developers

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Removes the annoyances of writing PHP code, Integrated with all related technologies PHP developers use
    • CONS: Very pricey when there are free alternatives, Takes time to configure exactly as you would like
  • All video Downloader

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free program for Android‚ by Video Developers

    10
    1 vote
    • IVONA Voices 2

      1.0.13

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Web Apps

      Free Tool for App Developers

      6
      88 votes
      • PROS: More than fifty different voices, Large selection of languages
      • CONS: Have to sign up to use, No set up assistant
    • The 13th Friday Survival

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free game for Android‚ by Developers Named Ben and Ed

      9
      7 votes
      • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

        4
        11 votes
        • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
        • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
      • Real Piano

        1.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A free audio app for Android, by PPN Developers

        9
        6 votes
        • Realtek AC'97 Audio Vista Driver

          Vista/7 6305

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Replace your Realtek AC97 Audio Vista Driver For Free

          7
          202 votes
          • PROS: Use the driver to replace your corrupt driver, Developers using Vista may need this driver
          • CONS: It is slowly becoming less and less used, Non Vista users may find this driver to be useless
        • mGBA

          0.5.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free and user-friendly Game Boy emulator for personal computers

          5
          3 votes
          • PROS: The developers of mGBA have made it free to download, One of the fastest and most advanced Game Boy emulators on the market
          • CONS: Intended to be used by those with previous emulation experience, This system is only designed for PC users; no Mac support is available
        • JavaScript Framework Shield UI

          1.7.23

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          JavaScript Framework Shield UI is designed for developers

          10
          2 votes
          • HipChat

            4.29.4.1661

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac
            Android
            iPhone

            Free Software to Streamline Chats within the Business Community

            10
            1 vote
            • PROS: Fully customisable skins and profiles to streamline the user interface, Open APIs are available for programmers and developers
            • CONS: Access to the full version will require a paid subscription, It may suddenly drop offline from time to time for no apparent reason
          • Ace Script

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free script manager for website developers

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Ace Script is absolutely free to download and utilise., It supports other common script-writing engines on the market.
            • CONS: There is no software to detect or correct any mistakes when writing a script., Not as customisable as other third-party software options.
          • Redmine

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac
            Web Apps

            Project management tool for developers

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Completely free and open source fully featured project management tool, Provides an API for easy integration with other development tools
            • CONS: Tool may be overly complicated for smaller and novice projects, Community divides over project handling have lead to numerous forks
          • Cheats For Clash Of Clans Gems

            1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A Free program for Android‚ by KiYa Developers

            7
            4 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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