Download Web Development - Best Software & Apps

  • Java Runtime Environment

    8.161

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java applications on your PC and web browser for free

    7
    2943 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates, Free, Also available for Mac
    • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
  • WAMPServer

    d (64 bit) 2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A GPL License Free Windows Web Development Environment

    7
    547 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 Dreamweaver CC

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard for web design

    7
    2252 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
  • MySQL

    Alpha 6.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take Your Database Open Source with MySQL

    6
    762 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
  • Firefox 64-bit

    Nightly a1 14.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Firefox: Free Web Browser for 64-bit Operating Systems

    7
    406 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
  • FireBug

    1.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web debugging made easy in Firefox

    7
    165 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
  • UltraSurf

    18.02

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse the web anonymously

    7
    1952 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
  • Xenu's Link Sleuth

    1.3.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent, free broken link checker

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

    CS6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Accelerate web design and development

    7
    1023 votes
    • PROS: Create any graphic for the web, from buttons to complete layouts, Works with other Adobe applications, Includes many new templates
    • CONS: Like all Adobe apps, requires time and effort to learn
  • Microsoft WebMatrix

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Pack for Web development with SQL and ASP.NET

    7
    71 votes
    • IETester

      0.4.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Boost your IE Access with IETester

      6
      313 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.
    • Adobe Air

      15.0.0.293

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac

      Build and deploy rich web apps on your desktop

      7
      373 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
      707 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
    • PHP

      7.0.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

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

      7
      302 votes
      • PROS: Incredible compatibility, Lots of support
      • CONS: Speed issues, Learning curve
    • Pixie

      3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Match colours easily with Pixie

      7
      96 votes
      • PROS: Simple minimal user interface, Small download and fast performance
      • CONS: Function is useful in limited circumstances, Dated visual presentation
    • Apache HTTP Server

      2.2.21

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      One of the most popular web servers around

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

      ZenVPN 2.0.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Spiritual Touch to Anonymous and Safe Web Browsing

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

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free Text Editor for Web Designers

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
    • JSON to CSV Converter

      1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Convert JSON to CSV easily. Accepts JSON text, JSON files or JSON URLs.

      7
      11 votes
      • SQL Server

        2000

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A trial version Development program for Windows

        6
        120 votes
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