Download Windows Development - Best Software & Apps

  • XAMPP Windows

    7.2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Upload your work locally for free with this superb tool

    7
    1558 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one app, Free, Good online community
    • CONS: Not for beginners, Help is just ok
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free, open source router for PCs running Windows 7 and 8

    7
    319 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections
    • CONS: Not compatible with XP or Vista, Absolutely no options
  • Vysor Android Control on PC

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    9
    58 votes
    • PROS: You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
    • CONS: You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
  • 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
  • Genymotion

    2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A quick and powerful Android emulator for Windows

    7
    665 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, Easy to use and configure, The emulation works well, Advanced debug features
    • CONS: Some stability problems may still occur
  • Arduino IDE

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free program for Windows‚ by Arduino LLC

    8
    34 votes
    • JavaExe

      3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Launch your Java application as a Windows file (if you know how)

      9
      1761 votes
      • PROS: Really easy to use once you've read the instrutions
      • CONS: Not intuitive
    • EditPlus

      4.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      EditPlus text and HTML Editor for Windows

      7
      148 votes
      • Xming

        6.9.0.31

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run This Display Server For Free On Windows

        8
        20 votes
        • PROS: It is easy to make it portable, Fantastic free X server, Has MinGW compiler suite
        • CONS: Non-programmers and/or non-IT scholars will have no idea what this is, Not as configurable as Cygwin/X, Have to pay if you wish to use it commercially
      • 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
      • Microsoft Visual C# 2008

        Express 9.021022.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Windows application creator for personal computers

        6
        449 votes
        • PROS: There is absolutely no charge to install Microsoft Visual C 2008, It provides the user with access to a host of automated tools and functions
        • CONS: Users will still need to have some previous coding experience, It is not as advanced as more modern software
      • Cygwin

        1.7.17

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Tools and utilities to emulate Linux in Windows

        7
        109 votes
        • SuperScan

          4.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Networking program for Windows

          7
          90 votes
          • Digital Mars C/C++ Compiler

            8.45

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Fully Equipped Windows Environment Compiler

            6
            53 votes
            • PROS: Comprehensive and effective compilation, Frequently updated compiler
            • CONS: Not a widely used compiler , Library linking issues cannot be ruled out
          • Resource Hacker

            3.4.0.79

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free resource editing tool for 32bit and 64bit Windows

            7
            126 votes
            • PROS: A very lightweight and free program, The tutorials show you how to use the program
            • CONS: A manual or full user guide would have been nice, It is pretty ugly looking
          • Remote Desktop for Windows 10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free Remote PC to PC connection software

            7
            19 votes
            • PROS: Easy to set up, Access your home PC from anywhere, Get remote IT support
            • CONS: It doesn't make coffee
          • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

            8.0.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

            7
            32 votes
            • PROS: Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface
            • CONS: Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable
          • SQL Server

            2000

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A trial version Development program for Windows

            6
            121 votes
            • MySQL Administrator

              1.1.9

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A free Development program for Windows

              6
              109 votes
              • XML Notepad

                2007 1.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A free Development program for Windows

                7
                55 votes
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