Compare CLion, Code::Blocks, and NetBeans

Pricing

 
FOR BUSINESS & ORGANIZATIONS
$ 199 /1st year
$ 159 /2nd year
 
FOR INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMERS
$ 89 /1st year
$ 71 /2nd year
 
Discounted and complimentary licenses
50% for startups
25% for competitive tools users
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
CLion
FOR BUSINESS & ORGANIZATIONS
$ 199 /1st year $ 159 /2nd year
FOR INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMERS
$ 89 /1st year $ 71 /2nd year
Discounted and complimentary licenses
50% for startups 25% for competitive tools users
Free Trial
Code::Blocks
Free Trial Unavailable
NetBeans
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.0
8.6
8.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.7
8.8
8.4
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data availableNot enough data available
8.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data availableNot enough data available
8.4
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.3
7.7
7.8
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data availableNot enough data available
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
9.6
9.2
7.5
Meets Requirements
CLion
9.0
Code::Blocks
8.6
NetBeans
8.5
Ease of Use
CLion
8.7
Code::Blocks
8.8
NetBeans
8.4
Ease of Setup
CLion
Not enough data available
Code::Blocks
Not enough data available
NetBeans
8.5
Ease of Admin
CLion
Not enough data available
Code::Blocks
Not enough data available
NetBeans
8.4
Quality of Support
CLion
8.3
Code::Blocks
7.7
NetBeans
7.8
Ease of Doing Business With
CLion
Not enough data available
Code::Blocks
Not enough data available
NetBeans
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
CLion
9.6
Code::Blocks
9.2
NetBeans
7.5

Features

Functionality
Ease of Use
CLion
9.3
Code::Blocks
9.4
NetBeans
9.2
File Management
CLion
8.7
Code::Blocks
9.2
NetBeans
8.8
Multi-Language Support
CLion
Not enough data available
Code::Blocks
7.7
NetBeans
8.8
Customization
CLion
8.8
Code::Blocks
7.9
NetBeans
8.7
Straight-Out-the-Box Functionality
CLion
7.8
Code::Blocks
8.1
NetBeans
8.6
Help Guides
CLion
7.8
Code::Blocks
8.6
NetBeans
8.7
Patching & Updates
CLion
8.8
Code::Blocks
8.5
NetBeans
8.7

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
60.6%
30.9%
44.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
15.2%
45.5%
30.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
24.2%
23.6%
24.6%
CLion
Small-Business
60.6%
Mid-Market
15.2%
Enterprise
24.2%
Code::Blocks
Small-Business
30.9%
Mid-Market
45.5%
Enterprise
23.6%
NetBeans
Small-Business
44.6%
Mid-Market
30.8%
Enterprise
24.6%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Computer Software
24.2%
Computer Software
32.7%
Computer Software
34.4%
 
Higher Education
12.1%
Information Technology and Services
14.5%
Information Technology and Services
20.4%
 
Research
6.1%
Higher Education
14.5%
Internet
5.0%
 
Program Development
6.1%
Program Development
5.5%
Higher Education
4.3%
 
Internet
6.1%
Education Management
5.5%
Education Management
3.8%
 
Other
45.5%
Other
27.3%
Other
31.9%
CLion
Computer Software
24.2%
Higher Education
12.1%
Research
6.1%
Program Development
6.1%
Internet
6.1%
Other
45.5%
Code::Blocks
Computer Software
32.7%
Information Technology and Services
14.5%
Higher Education
14.5%
Program Development
5.5%
Education Management
5.5%
Other
27.3%
NetBeans
Computer Software
34.4%
Information Technology and Services
20.4%
Internet
5.0%
Higher Education
4.3%
Education Management
3.8%
Other
31.9%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GC
User in Computer Software

It is basically everything you need in an IDE, I struggled to set up Visual Studio on a Mac and found an amazing superior alternative in Clion, everything from the console to GitHub integration is seamless.

Laura M.
User

As it anticipates the functions that I am going to write, in addition to how the interface highlights the different format makes this software the right one to learn C without mentioning how easy the interface is to compile the code

Vishwas R.
Administrator in Publishing

Netbeans allows you create a lot of variety of project not only in Java but also C/C++. My best experience with it was while mimicking the SOAP request and response. We had to create a web service which used SOAP principles to send and receive web data....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G
User

It’s pretty good, I would like the bottom panel to be better at switching between terminal and debug

Micheal G.
User

Although it is a fully-functioning IDE, it does not support large projects very well. It can be awkward to manage large amounts of files across online repositories, making it less suitable for larger projects than, for example, Visual Studio. The user...

GI
User in Internet
User in Internet

Horrible platform. Memory hog. Slow.. Lacks plug-ins.

 
CLion
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GC
User in Computer Software

It is basically everything you need in an IDE, I struggled to set up Visual Studio on a Mac and found an amazing superior alternative in Clion, everything from the console to GitHub integration is seamless.

Most Helpful Critical Review
G
User

It’s pretty good, I would like the bottom panel to be better at switching between terminal and debug

Code::Blocks
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Laura M.
User

As it anticipates the functions that I am going to write, in addition to how the interface highlights the different format makes this software the right one to learn C without mentioning how easy the interface is to compile the code

Most Helpful Critical Review
Micheal G.
User

Although it is a fully-functioning IDE, it does not support large projects very well. It can be awkward to manage large amounts of files across online repositories, making it less suitable for larger projects than, for example, Visual Studio. The user...

NetBeans
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Vishwas R.
Administrator in Publishing

Netbeans allows you create a lot of variety of project not only in Java but also C/C++. My best experience with it was while mimicking the SOAP request and response. We had to create a web service which used SOAP principles to send and receive web data....

Most Helpful Critical Review
GI
User in Internet
User in Internet

Horrible platform. Memory hog. Slow.. Lacks plug-ins.

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