Download For Developers - Best Software & Apps

  • FrostWire

    6.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1661 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
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    7
    591 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
  • Adobe Air

    15.0.0.293

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    A Powerful Run Time Environment For Users and Developers.

    7
    47 votes
    • PROS: Provides Flash compatibility, Multi-platform
    • CONS: New app development can be difficult, Some speed issues
  • PyCharm

    Varies with device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional gear for software developers

    9
    11 votes
    • PROS: A multitude of useful features, Excellent auto-completion support
    • CONS: Can be slow, Uses a lot of memory
  • iOS 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

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

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

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A must have for developers and creators

    6
    317 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
  • McAfee Total Protection

    2019

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

    7
    457 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

    Download videos from a pool of approved websites for free

    9
    11 votes
    • PROS: Download as MPK, AVI, MPG, MP4, MKV, FLV, and WMV , Is able to download HD videos , Play videos before downloading them, Displays a real-time download progress bar
    • CONS: Adverts get in the way when using the search function , The search library seems to be very limited , Does not download from YouTube , Downloads are slow even by mobile Internet standards
  • IVONA Voices 2

    1.0.13

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Tool for App Developers

    6
    98 votes
    • PROS: More than fifty different voices, Large selection of languages
    • CONS: Have to sign up to use, No set up assistant
  • JavaScript Framework Shield UI

    1.7.23

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    JavaScript Framework Shield UI is designed for developers

    10
    2 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
      216 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
    • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

      4
      14 votes
      • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
      • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
    • mGBA

      0.5.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and user-friendly Game Boy emulator for personal computers

      6
      4 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Redmine

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      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
    • 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
    • Launchpad

      Varies with device

      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps
      Palm OS

      Open-Source Software collaboration Platform for Developers

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Launchpad is absolutely free to use, Users can collaborate with one another when required
      • CONS: Not designed for novice programmers or those with little experience, There is no offline alternative to Lanuchpad
    • eCADLite

      4.5.3

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      5
      2 votes
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