Download For Developers - Best Software & Apps

  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    6
    578 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

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    686 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

    6
    126 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
    301 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
  • Utilu Mozilla Firefox Collection

    1.1.3.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check how your website looks in different Firefox versions

    6
    27 votes
    • PROS: Install several versions of Firefox in just one click, Includes special add-ons for webmasters and developers, Easy, straightforward installation
    • CONS: It doesn't include versions before 2.0
  • McAfee Total Protection

    2017

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

    7
    278 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
  • IVONA Voices 2

    1.0.13

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Free Tool for App Developers

    6
    40 votes
    • PROS: More than fifty different voices, Large selection of languages,
    • CONS: Have to sign up to use, No set up assistant
  • Realtek AC'97 Audio Vista Driver

    Vista/7 6305

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Replace your Realtek AC97 Audio Vista Driver For Free

    7
    57 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
  • PhpStorm

    Varies with device

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A full featured IDE for developers

    -
    No votes yet
    • 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
  • PyCharm

    Varies with device

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional gear for software developers

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: A multitude of useful features, Excellent auto-completion support
    • CONS: Can be slow, Uses a lot of memory
  • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

    5
    11 votes
    • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
    • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
  • 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
  • JavaScript Framework Shield UI

    1.7.23

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    JavaScript Framework Shield UI is designed for developers

    10
    1 vote
    • 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.
    • eCADLite

      4.5.3

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      eCADLite software program adds many useful tools for CAD developers and users

      5
      2 votes
      • Visual AMP

        Visual AMP v4.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Visual AMP is a PHP integrated environment for small and medium enterprises and developers.

        10
        2 votes
        • Kate

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free text editor for software developers

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: A multitude of useful features including spell-check and multi-view, More convenient than traditional word processing software
          • CONS: Scripts and plugins can be tricky to find, No good for creating polished finished documents
        • Hybrid Wars

          2016

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A full version game for Windows‚ by Extreme Developers

          -
          No votes yet
          • Code-VB6

            4.1

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            An environment add-on for Visual Basic developers

            0
            1 vote
            • Icons8

              1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A free icon library program for UI developers

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: The app is easy to use and it has a wide variety icons, Ideal for developers and web designers
              • CONS: If you want high-res icons it will cost you, It would be nice if users could add our own graphic files
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