Download Web Development - Best Software & Apps

  • Free VPN

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Secure, Simple
    • CONS: Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC

    2017

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard for web design

    6
    974 votes
    • PROS: Packed with powerful tools , Excellent multimedia integration, Support for many coding languages, Improved CSS inspection, Integration with WordPress, Joomla! etc, Writes good clean code
    • CONS: Lengthy installation process , Takes a while for beginners to get to grips with, Requires Creative Suite subscription
  • Java Runtime Environment

    (JRE) 32bits 8.0.600.27

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java applications on your PC and web browser

    6
    857 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates
    • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
  • MySQL

    Alpha 6.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    522 votes
    • PROS: Free open source databases., Massively flexible and multi-platform., Used by some of the largest sites out there.,
    • CONS: Heavily dependent on add-ons,
  • UltraSurf

    16.03

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse the web anonymously

    7
    1365 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy to use, Automatically deletes cookies and history, Disguises IP and location
    • CONS: Not enough options, You can't choose the IP
  • Firefox 64-bit

    Nightly a1 14.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Firefox: Free Web Browser for 64-bit Operating Systems

    7
    382 votes
    • PROS: Private browsing protects against tracking, Optional add-ons to customise browser, Separate address/search bars improves browser security.,
    • CONS: Some issues with browser freezing,
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    7
    579 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
    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
  • Google Chromium OS

    (32516) 4.0.253.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-based operating system developed by Google

    7
    536 votes
    • PROS: Completely different from other OS, No learning curve: it's all a web browser, Takes seconds to boot, Perfect OS for netbooks
    • CONS: Only available as source code at the moment, Very early stage of development
  • FireBug

    1.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web debugging made easy in Firefox

    6
    116 votes
    • PROS: Debugs instantly , FireBug icon tells you when code is broken, Much easier than scanning through your JavaScript console
    • CONS: Only supports a limited amount of languages, Only works with Firefox
  • Xenu's Link Sleuth

    1.3.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent, free broken link checker

    7
    278 votes
    • PROS: Checks links automatically, Analysis can be customized, Generates HTML report
    • CONS: Takes a long time
  • PHP

    7.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    One Of The Web's Premier Programming Languages. Multi-Platform.

    6
    173 votes
    • PROS: Incredible compatibility, Lots of support,
    • CONS: Speed issues, Learning curve
  • Apache HTTP Server

    2.2.21

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    One of the most popular web servers around

    6
    124 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Completely free to use
    • CONS: Requires some server configuration knowledge
  • ZenVPN

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Spiritual Touch to Anonymous and Safe Web Browsing

    8
    22 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Free trial, Good customer support
    • CONS: Servers not widespread, Unlimited plans are comparatively expensive, especially in Latin America and Asia
  • Free Vpn Access

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access Restricted Web Sites and Surf the Internet Freely

    7
    13 votes
    • Pixie

      3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Match colours easily with Pixie

      7
      105 votes
      • PROS: Simple minimal user interface, Small download and fast performance
      • CONS: Function is useful in limited circumstances, Dated visual presentation
    • Google Web Designer

      Beta 1.0.0.924

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A free tool for creating HTML5 animations

      6
      42 votes
      • PROS: Enables production of animated ad banners, Compatible with all browsers, WYSIWYG environment for maximum accessibility
      • CONS: Nothing of note
    • Ashampoo Internet Accelerator

      3.30

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple interface to optimize your system for faster web browsing

      7
      54 votes
      • PROS: Clean and clear user interface, Excellent explanations
      • CONS: No indications of improvements made
    • Web Page Maker

      3.21

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An easy way to create web pages without knowing how to program

      6
      147 votes
      • PROS: Intuitive and quick, Preview your pages in any browser, Drag and drop elements, Can insert Flash movies and ready to use scripts, Offers templates
      • CONS: Only 3 shapes available, Limited navigation bar
    • IETester

      0.4.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Boost your IE Access with IETester

      6
      327 votes
      • PROS: Use various IE versions at once., Works on older Windows even XP., Free to use personal and professional.,
      • CONS: Still a lot of bugs.,
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    116.0313656.9Windows
    2(32516) 4.0.253.05366.6Windows, Mac
    3d (64 bit) 2.15796.5Windows
    420179746.4Windows, Mac
    5(JRE) 32bits 8.0.600.278576.1Windows