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FutureBASIC is a suite of programs for developing Mac applications, combines the power and versatility of modern programming languages with the simplicity of the time-honored BASIC language.

Beginners can use a simplified run-time, Console, to write programs while not having to worry about things such as a graphical user interface (GUI) or printing. Experts can choose the Standard, Mac Toolbox, or Object run-time, and the latest release has two new run-times: Appearance implements all the new GUI features, and Game Engine is a powerful OpenGL framework for developing 3-D applications.

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Version 5.7.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Andy Pritchard Member Icon+0
Andy Pritchard

Staz & co continues to provide excellent support to the feature rich, high speed BASIC compiler insulating us poor BASIC programmers from the dramatic changes in MacOS from 68K to PPC to MacOS X - some feat!

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Version 7.0
tedd Member Icon+0

To whom it may concern:

I highly recommend FutureBASIC (all versions). I've been using it for over ten years and am very impressed with both the nature of the language and the level of technical support -- which in my opinion are simply the best available.

I've programmed in numerous other languages (including C, C++) and find that FB is the best supported, not only by its makers (i.e., Staz Software), but by other FB programmers via the FB list server. The list server has literally hundreds of FB programmers (including Staz) attending and answering all types of questions from newbie level to advanced leading-edge specifics. I find that the followers of FB are a religious cult of fine professional people passionately dedicated to supporting FB -- they are in affect a mirror of the product they support.

So, in my opinion, if you want to do serious Mac development, or learn programming, then you can do no better than FutureBasic.


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Version 7.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

The ONLY development IDE for me. Used it for many of my freeware and shareware products. Excellent!!

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Version 7.0
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Simply perfect!

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Version 6.0
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Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 4,762
Version Downloads 698
License Free
Date 29 Apr 2006
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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