Processing free download for Mac


06 February 2020

Programming language for electronic arts.


Processing is a programming language and environment built for the electronic arts and visual design communities. It was created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook. The software exports Java applets which may be posted on the Internet and shared with other artists and designers.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Processing

Version 3.5.4:

This release has several bug fixes to improve the Contribution Manager, get Tweak Mode working again, and so on.

  • Don't remove entries from Recent menu on Save As
  • Use ctrl-page up/down for changing tabs on Windows
  • Show error when .properties file is missing from a Library/Mode/Tool.
  • Tweak Mode working again (fix from Gal Sasson)
  • Fix potential highlighting issue that wasn't selecting portions of text
  • Names in the contribution listing are no longer case sensitive (It was placing lowercase names at the bottom of the list.)
  • Clean up a lot of bad temp file handling in the contrib manager
  • Fix NullPointerException in installPreviouslyFailed() on startup
  • Ignore subfolders in the "libraries" directory. This was causing some nasty startup issues for folks, and other hard-to-track bugs. Hopefully there aren't any installs that relied on this behavior.
  • Update AppBundler to use newer SDK, recompile
  • Edit build.xml files and appbundler to preserve more attributes

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3 Reviews of Processing

07 June 2013
Version: 2.0b9

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LiveCode is now OpenSource! (free community version)
07 June 2013
Version: 2.0b9
LiveCode is now OpenSource! (free community version)
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24 February 2009
Version: 1.0.3
the icon says "Poo"
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01 December 2008
Version: 1.0.1
This is very similar to Java. It's quite easy to learn. Incredible work made with Processing (with source code available):
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