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CodeLite is an open source, free, cross platform IDE for the C/C++ and PHP programming languages which runs best on all major Platforms (OSX, Windows and Linux)

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CodeLite review by <span>Sazzad Hossain S.</span>
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"Free open source cross platform IDE for programmers and developers"

What do you like best?

CodeLite is the widely know cross platform open source IDE for C, C++, PHP and Node.js programs development. CodeLite is widely uses for C++ and PHP coding. Mostly uses as because they are open source and cross platform based.

It has pre-installed major plugins such as Git, Sub Version, SFTP, UnitTesting, Database explorer etc. Which makes CodeLite more extendable to use.

Also their PHP and PHP debugging facilities are very much lightweight to use.

What do you dislike?

As a open source software, it has many of features that should have in paid version applications.

I did not find any major buggy features to dislike the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for open sources based IDE software for your devices, CodeLite would be the best solution for you.

CodeLite supports,

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Debian / Ubuntu

Fedora / OpenSUSE


Mac OSX 10.8 and later


What else you are looking for? Within the application/ software, you will get C, C++, PHP and node.js editor within 1 software. It also has wide range of plugins availability and friendly customization features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are development company and open source software's are best suites for our company usage.

CodeLite is one software that has Programming and Coding functionality with version control system and compile and run the codes.

It has C, C++, PHP and node.js enabled features that are multi usability and don't have to download another application for several projects. It's support multiple project facilities and debugging and identifying problems within codes. CodeLite has wxCrafter that provide rapid development of wxWidgets based applications.

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CodeLite review by <span>M. Serhat D.</span>
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"Lightweight and Efficient IDE with Limited Programming Language Support"

What do you like best?

Drag and drop support, easy to use interface and plugin options are best about CodeLite. Git plug-in, diff plugin, SMTP support and unit testing plugings are key features of the IDE. Also cross-platform support is one of the most important features for an IDE and CodeLite is supporting almost every operating system.

What do you dislike?

CodeLite is only supporting PHP, C, C++ and NodeJS at the moment. Limited programming language support should be improved with popular programming languages like Python, Ruby and Go.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Developer teams using different operating systems might think about CodeLite since it's a cross-platform IDE. Since most of the developers prefer lightweight IDEs, CodeLite is quite "lite" and fast during development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration with Git is trully a benefit since new programmers are not comfortable working with Git. Using Git with the command line is not easy and learning Git commands take lots of time for programmers. But with the help of CodeLite and its Git plugin programmers can only focus writing code other than spending time to learn Git.

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CodeLite review by <span>Daniel S.</span>
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"CodeLite! Awesome and I love it."

What do you like best?

I like that are versions for Linux and Windows. I also like that it is super light weight. I can do all my C++ development in it, and don't need a heavy duty IDE. It has all the tools I need.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike, the IDE is excellent. It is one of my favorites.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a light weight but complete IDE to write C++ application, CodeLite is the answer. It has everything needed to write small applications to enterprise level. It is the best IDE in my opinion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I started off using CodeLite as an IDE for a C++ college class. Then I ended up using for home projects. I haven't used it at my work because they only allow Visual Studio .NET framework, but I have told my management about it and it is another option than VS2013.

CodeLite review by G2 Crowd User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
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"Great editor for doing GCC C++ code"

What do you like best?

easy to use

code highlighting

auto completion

context jumping

cppcheck built in

What do you dislike?

crashes/hangs sometimes

code completion sometimes does not work

context jumping also sometimes does not work

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to learn and very similar to visual studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed a good editor for GCC based code but close enough to Visual studio

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