Qt Creator

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Qt Creator review by Ben H.
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"QT Creator, an IDE based on the Qt application framework"

What do you like best?

Qt Creator's interface is clean and easy to understand. It has all the tools you need for console output, debugging, tracebacks and also includes useful functionality for jumping between functions and their definitions, and also between source and header files. The debugging and traceback functionality is extremely useful when trying to find where a problem lies in your code. You can easily set breakpoints and jump to the section of code you believe is causing the problem and see the local variables and their contents in real-time. The UI/form designer is a huge time saver when building complex interfaces, such things would require time-consuming manual XML entry by hand otherwise. You can also preview any UI you design by pressing alt+shift+R which is helpful when testing out how the sizing options of the window will work and how it will affect your controls.

What do you dislike?

It can occasionally crash, but this is fairly rare. Making sure you have the latest version on Linux can be a bit tricky if you're using a software manager, usually best to grab it from the website if you can.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend Qt Creator as a good quality, low-cost multi-platform IDE. I've certainly used worse!

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

We use Qt Creator to program our core application and it's form designed to build the GUI interface. The form builder is especially helpful and time saving for building the complex user interfaces we need. Qt Creator also allows you to easily decide which libraries and compilers you wish to use, and you can easily save these settings in their own profiles for easy switching

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Qt Creator review by Killian H.
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"More than an IDE, it's everything you need"

What do you like best?

The Qmake system is really reliable, I used it for many projects, even complex ones and it's really simple to link multiple projects, to create test versions, especially with Qt Test. Moreover, it's compatible with almost everything, and allows to use qt really easily.

What do you dislike?

I feel it weird that the search engine (to search a word in files or to find a file) is not more obvious to find. It's not easy to find in the interface, in visual studio it's very intuitive, reliable and fast. The interface personnalisation is quite poor and it's not especially easy to configure all the settings. Moreover, it's not easy to share your settings with others or simple with another desktop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Qt is suited for every type of project. For very small ones ( like exercises for school ) or for big ones ( a complete project with multiple dependencies ). It's free for a personal or a student use so it stays very practical. It is particularly suited for Graphical User Interfaces ( GUI ) and of course, for Qt development. Don't overlook Qt Creator for Android development as it has a brand new support in that matter.

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

We needed to create a user interface and qt is clearly the framework to look for. It has a an enormous support, and a graphical design interface. It's

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Qt Creator review by Eva A.
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"It is a powerful and amazing software"

What do you like best?

I used it to create interfaces to interact with 3D and physical models, and it is very easy to use and learn. You can insert buttons, layers and everything you need to create an easy-to-use window that adapts to resizing and keeping the objects in place.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is a little confusing how to set the layers to keep all the buttons and parts together or at a fixed distance. But it's a bit easy and you learn it really fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to work with OpenGL and interact with 3D models, lights, physics and this, this is your application. Easy to use, free and really complete.

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

I had to create an interface where users load 3D models, they can move them and activate or deactivate gravity, collision and transparency, insert lights, a lot of different objects to interact with models to take snapshots.

Qt Creator review by Alberto Q.
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"The best platform to develop an application "

What do you like best?

Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment. What I like most is the huge range of possibilities that this platform offers: It includes a visual debugger, default compilers and lots of libraries that makes it really easy to use.

What do you dislike?

On the other hand, what I like least about Qt creator is the lack of updates in their own libraries.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Qtcreator to other programmers since this tool is really powerful and they will get really good results.

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

Thanks to the Qt creator platform we have been able to develop different applications of predictive analytics, obtaining great results.

Qt Creator review by Amine L.
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"The IDE for human beings"

What do you like best?

I like that Qt Creator is a modern IDE with all the modern features that a developer in 2016 should have. Simple interface, great functionalities, awesome debugger, god-like auto-completion, and a lot more features.

What do you dislike?

I dislike maybe the lack of fuzzy search for files and jump to files directly by typing their name. I worked a lot with Sublime Text, and this is a feature that I uses a lot in big projects. I find the lack of it somehow disturbing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are building an application with a Graphical User Interface, Qt is the framework to look for. With their amazing IDE, Qt Creator, building these applications will be a breeze. It works just perfectly. And the applications are portable, something very important if your user base is using different OSs.

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

I am building a graphical application for a computer vision solution in which the user needs to work with multiple tabs and videos and annotations ... etc. Qt and Qt creator style of building these GUI applications make it easy for me to quickly build and add features to the application.

Qt Creator review by User
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"It's a really powerful and awesome software"

What do you like best?

I used it for interface creation to interact with 3D models and physics and it's so easy to use and learn. You can insert buttons, layers and all you need to create a user friendly window that adapts when you resize it and keeps the objects on its place.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's a little confusing how to styablish the layers to keep all the buttons and parts together or at a fixed distance. But it's a minor easy and you learn it really fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to work with opengl and interact with 3D models, lights, physics and this stuff, this isd your app. Easy to use, free and really complete.

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

I had to create an interface where users load 3D models, can move them and activate or deactivate gravity, collision and transparency, insert lights, a lots of different objects to interact with the models to take snapshots.

Qt Creator review by Ghada B.
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"Easy and full-featured cross-platform IDE"

What do you like best?

Qt Creator presents a lot of interesting features that I found useful:

- It is open source.

- It is supported on Windows, Linux, and macOS.

- It is fast and fully keyboard navigable.

- It supports multiple languages.

- It has a beautiful and modern UI.

- It is easy to use. 

- It has a very decent debugger.

What do you dislike?

I can't really find anything that i dislike. Qt Creator is fulfilling all my needs as for now. Maybe, the only thing that bothered me was its poor multi-window mode support. Apart from that, everything else was fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend QT and its IDE Qt Creator for anyone who wants to build an application with a Graphical User Interface that is portable and performant on all the supported systems (Linux, macOS, Windows). This means a lesser effort for a broader user base. Also, Qt Creator make creating this type of applications a fun process that make the developer and the project manager both happy.

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

I am working currently on creating a GUI interface for an annotation tool. This tool is a part from a Computer Vision learning framework that we are developing. Qt Ability to create graphical applications dealing with videos and its integration with OpenCV were the perfect tool set for our use case. Qt Creator that came with Qt was the IDE-to-go with for building our application, and it was the right choice.

Qt Creator review by Joji J.
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"Best IDE for creating apps in Qt"

What do you like best?

The flexibility it provides to the users is great. Features like Auto complete, Debug, Build, Clean, provision to attach Valgrind etc..are mind blowing.

It sticks on to the same standard shortcuts for compile, build, auto complete etc which most of the other applications use.

QML support and other supports it provides are very much appreciable.

Excellent for cross platform app development.

Qt Designer- The best application user interface with the integrated editor.

Makes a user Build, run, and deploy Qt projects that target multiple desktop and mobile platforms, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, BlackBerry 10, embedded Linux, iOS, and QNX

Great that Python, Ruby, Java bindings can be used to this.

What do you dislike?

Occasional Crashing and freezing disrupts its name a little. It could be great if there was a provision to integrate other text editors to it so that developers who have expertise in other editors could easily use the same.

Qt is growing very big so it is hard to learn it without external help. Fortunately once you get the hang of things, all becomes much easier

Destroying developers skill to do things: CPP developers are forced to think the Qt way rather than proper CPP way to do the development. In fact ruining a CPP developers skill on pure CPP application development.

Issues with installing database drivers.

Very Heavy: requires vast memory for compilation

Single Threaded: ui updations can only be handled from a single thread which really makes it hard to develop multi threaded applications effectively.

QMake is outdated (and complicated for more advanced projects) and everyone knows that. Trolls are looking for a better build tool even now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Refer the Qt documentation. An excellent unavoidable thing a Qt developer should try with.

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

Developing embedded Linux applications as well as windows desktop applications.

Cross platform development capability is the main thing I like about it.

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"qt review"

What do you like best?

Simply put, Qt creator is the best (and arguably the only reasonable) solution to develop Qt based application with multiplatform in mind. In addition to the polished interface, Qt creator have a good code completion and debugger integration.

In can also be used for many other sort of development in python and java, and with the new android platform support it become a serious competitor for more fledged IDE.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if if the interface was less clumped with the vertical bar to the left that take a large porting of the screen real estate.

The plugins system is not as rich as other IDE or editor and that's a shame.

There is a vim but no emacs keybinding integration by default

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you plan to develop a multi platform application with a gui interface, Qt is a very serious option. With that in mind, nothing beats Qt-creator for Qt development.

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

Developing GUI application for linux can be a very painful experience if you adopt the classic editors as emacs and vim. Using Qt creator is a nice boost to productivity with a tool that can work as an interface designer and code editor.

Qt Creator review by Tyrone T. B.
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"QT Creator for GUI Development"

What do you like best?

Qt Creator provides you with tools for accomplishing your tasks throughout the whole application development life-cycle, from creating a project to deploying the application to the target platforms. Qt Creator is an integrated development environment (IDE) that provides you with tools to design and develop applications with the Qt application framework. Qt is designed for developing applications and user interfaces once and deploying them to several desktop, embedded, and mobile operating systems.

What do you dislike?

You must make sure that the package contents meet the requirements for publishing on a 3rd party channel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Qt Creator is integrated with cross-platform systems.

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

Graphical User Interface Development.

Qt Creator review by User
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"A worthy alternative to visual studio"

What do you like best?

Integrate multiple compilers, with support for cmake and qt's own project handling system-qmake for a seamless project handling experience. IDE comes with all tools expected out of a modern IDE. Additionally, creation of UI is easy with the designer. The plugin to VS is an added bonus

What do you dislike?

The debugger can sometimes be messy. Atom performs much better with respect to version control.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Qt is a great alternative to many IDE out there if you are planning to develop a front end and a back end product on the same platform of C++

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

Developing code for research project in computational mechanics. Interface with GPU computing.

Qt Creator review by David K.
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"Great IDE for C/C++"

What do you like best?

I am using Qt Creator both on Windows and Linux and I have found this IDE as quite fast and easy-to-use, great for C/C++ programming (and of course stuff using Qt). It's lightweight and offers enough options to set up your programming environment.

What do you dislike?

Qt Creator does not have a lot of themes and settings of default content for *.pro files could be also a bit easier to find (so the user will not have to look it up in program files).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are searching for good IDE for C/C++, Qt Creator should be one of the adepts - one of the great features is it's support for most modern compilers (MinGW on Windows for example, GCC/Clang on Linux).

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

Programming in C/C++, mainly pure without Qt. Great as an IDE for Linux because of integration of valgrind memory analyzer.

Qt Creator review by Luís V.
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"Qt Creator"

What do you like best?

GUI, debugger, text editor, project tree, version control( git, github ), cmake, qmake, color themes, documentation, hotkeys, full screen mode, many examples.

What do you dislike?

The open documents window below the project window. I think it would be better if it were possible to organize open documents in a bar above the editor like a open documents bar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Qt is a great choice for C e C++ development. Qt brings a great development experience you can modify your environment, change themes, split the editor screen, integration with git, etc... everything to make your work more productive.

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

Incresead productivity in C++ development.

Qt Creator review by Сергей .
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"Fast and User-friendly IDE"

What do you like best?

It's faster than many other IDEs

It provides easy-to-use build system and interface to use it

Code completion is great, especially for Qt-only features

What do you dislike?

Qt Designer is awful - no raw XML edit, few possibilities in designer itself

Few ways to customize UX

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you wish to use C/C++ IDE I suggest you looking at Qt Creator instead of CLion or any other - it's faster and has as many features.

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

Creating GUI interfaces - easy to debug and deploy

Qt Creator review by User in Telecommunications
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"Great software for User Interface Design"

What do you like best?

This is the best software for User Interface design and development. I have been using this since last 3 years now and it is very easy to use. All the in-built components and properties makes it much more faster to develop software

What do you dislike?

Sometime I have to go through the web and get the information of all the pre-defined properties and methods

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

Great platform for User Interface development in this generation where Internet of Things is taking over. Very useful to integrate with Raspberry Pi

Qt Creator review by Roman B.
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"More than 5 years of C/C++ code editing in the QtCreator."

What do you like best?

Amond others Linux tools this one looks like real IDE. Nice syntax highlighting, fast navigation, fast search, configurable for custom builds. Free for Linux in case of usage as IDE for C/C++.

What do you dislike?

Indexing doesn't update so quick as expected. Sometimes highlighting is breaking for some pieces of code without any noticeable reason. Doesn't always work correctly with C macro highlighting, not always highlights correctly the complex types. Very complex approach to create initial app on Qt with visual editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good IDE under Linux, which is usually a rare.

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

Code development for different areas of the market.

Qt Creator review by 佳亮 .
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"Good IDE for cross-platform development"

What do you like best?

Qt Creator is an advanced and free IDE on Linux/Win/Mac, which is actually very rare. If you are on Linux platform, it'll be hard to find another IDE comparable to Qt Creator.

What do you dislike?

The speed is sometimes not very good. And it occasionally crashes. Also, CJK support is not good enough, especially on Linux platform.

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

I've used Qt Creator for C/C++ development. The cross-platform feature of Qt Libraries is just overwhelming. I think it's probably the only usable GUI library for cross-platform application development.

Qt Creator review by User in Defense & Space
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"Great software for C/C++ development."

What do you like best?

The user interface is pretty neat. The QMake facility makes the linking job a lot easier than traditional tools. for GUI development, drag-and-drop is super easy to use. Plus, it's cross-platform.

What do you dislike?

Is buggy at times. The way it saves and reads the user config file is not good. 64-bit binaries of older versions are difficult to find.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please consider using it for quick GUI prototyping and even for daily C/C++ applications.

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

Mainly for creating GUI for different applications. The major benefit is quick prototyping.

Qt Creator review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Non starter"

What do you like best?

Qt Creator is a product I was able to download once I had a license. It had no additional cost.

What do you dislike?

I have not yet discovered how to create a project with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with any new API, most of the documentation that I find assumes that I already can read their minds. I struggle to determine the basic information that other documentation writers deem to "go without saying".

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

Creating a GUI app as a frontend for a process-intensive task so that a non-technical person could use it.

Qt Creator review by G2 Crowd User in Consumer Electronics
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"Great C++ editor"

What do you like best?

Integration with Qt libraries

Cross platform

What do you dislike?

autocompletion not always perfect (at least not as Visual Studio)

rare crashes

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

development of fast prototyped state machines for embedded products.

We mocked up the low-level drivers and Qt creator allowed us to use the same libraries as in the embedded product to design the state machine.

Team uses different OSes, therefore Qt creator was the ideal choice

Qt Creator review by User in Computer Software
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"Amazing IDE"

What do you like best?

The standard libraries and the signals-and-slots feature are just amazing.

What do you dislike?

Actually, there is nothing that I dislike.

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

I develop a data analysis software. The main benefits is that the QtCreator is easy to learn and use, the code can be written in C++ and it is multi platform.

Qt Creator review by Fernando G.
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"Good IDE with great facilities"

What do you like best?

The easy configuration of the compilation stuff and the good facilities of the Qt libraries

What do you dislike?

Hard to change the compiler in some cases

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

The easy GUI modeling has provided us a good visualization of our software

Qt Creator review by User in Medical Devices
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"The most advanced Linux C++ IDE"

What do you like best?

It's a wonderful IDE to use for developing C++ applications, let alone developing with Qt. It's comparable to Visual Studio on Windows.

What do you dislike?

No global menu support on Ubuntu. It also needs better built in support for ccache. Editing pro files can be tricky cross platform.

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

IDE for development

Qt Creator review by User in Computer Software
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"QT is great for small projects"

What do you like best?

Tutorials and online help are easily available. Great documentation and is platform independent.

What do you dislike?

Need to support Third party add-ins like Visual Assist for Visual Studio

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

Working on individual projects to create UI prototypes

Qt Creator review by User
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"Excellent IDE for developing C++ applications"

What do you like best?

Ability to interface with gdb debugger. Multi window capability.

What do you dislike?

inability to handle multiple data breakpoints

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

Developing a novel tool to aid surgery planning

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