PhpStorm free download for Mac


11 June 2020

Lightweight and smart PHP IDE.


PhpStorm is a lightweight and smart PHP IDE focused on developer productivity that deeply understands your code, provides smart code completion, quick navigation, and on-the-fly error checking. It is always ready to help you shape your code, run unit-tests, or provide visual debugging.

Intelligent PHP editor

  • PHP code completion
  • Smart duplicated code detector
  • PHP refactoring
  • Smarty and PHPDoc support
  • Language mixing (JS/SQL/XML etc.)
Lightweight IDE
  • Easy installation
  • Runs on Windows, OS X, Linux
  • Easy project configuration -- open code from anywhere and start working
  • Key priority -- performance
Smart environment
  • Visual PHPUnit test-runner
  • VCS support: SVN, Git, Mercurial, etc
  • PHP UML, UML diff for changes
  • FTP and remote files synchronization
  • Local changes history
Visual debugging
  • Zero-configuration debugger
  • Breakpoints in PHP, JS, HTML
  • Inspect variables, watches
  • Batch code analysis
  • Profiler integration

What's new in PhpStorm

Version 2020.1.2:
  • Incorrect inspection for trait collision for PHP > 7.3
  • Memory leak / code analysis never finishes for a certain project
  • WSL 2: Support CLI Debugging
  • Fail to parse validation script output on reload php info for vagrant remote interpreter
  • Documentation uses wrong markup
  • Missing documentation for fbird_* functions
  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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How would you rate PhpStorm app?

5 Reviews of PhpStorm

23 March 2017
Version: 2017.1

Most helpful

Simple and works perfectly. This app is fast, easy and saves me time. Worth every penny.
23 March 2017
Version: 2017.1
Simple and works perfectly. This app is fast, easy and saves me time. Worth every penny.
24 January 2014
Version: 7.1.1
Just to say - really great IDE for a very affordable price. Many very well integrated components, very stable. I use it for several months and almost every day discover interesting new features. Definitely recommended for every amateur and professional HTML/Javascript/CSS/PHP developer.
18 August 2012
Version: 4.0.2
Over the years our company has been looking for a standard IDE for PHP development. After using Eclipse (PDT) (slow), Aptana (basically Eclipse with additional add-ons and more user friendly), Zend IDE and NetBeans, we decided to give PhpStorm a try. We never looked back. PhpStorm is simply the best PHP IDE at the moment. Its feature set is *very* complete. Pricing is good (both 'professional' and 'personal' licenses). And the developer is very responsive via their issue tracker, which allows up-voting feature requests and allows for discussing bugs, features etc. A shortlist of plusses that come in mind: * Excellent auto-completion for PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript, that is based on your actual code, not just the standard PHP/Javascript pre-defined methods. * Code inspection; Check/validate your code (single file or whole project) and get early warnings for possible errors in your code. * Integration with various VCS; SVN (1.6 and 1.7), GIT, CVS * Integration with issue trackers allows automatically grouping changes to change lists connected to your issues * Direct access to your database for quickly querying and making changes to database schemas * Plugin-system to add additional features * Highly customizable * Cross Platform (Windows, Mac) * Quite fast; It's still JAVA-based, but works multi-threaded and a lot faster than Eclipse-based solutions I would urge any serious PHP/Webdeveloper to give PhpStorm a try. Try to download the trial or, if you need more time to test, download the 'EAP' release (alpha releases, less stable, but they allow for testing longer than 30 days). If you're looking for a *free* solution, have a look at NetBeans, but for professional use (as mentioned before); Pricing is reasonable and shouldn't be a problem. Also, if you're looking for the best-looking, simple to use IDE, probably PhpStorm is not for you (CODA might be a better solution). PhpStorm is a professional tool where features and integration are more important than looks and ease-of-use. To get an idea of features that you'll unlikely find anywhere else, have a look at their blog:
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06 May 2012
Version: 4.0.1
The best IDE for Mac. Amazing behavior with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and PHP. You can extend its functionality via plugin. Much better than Netbeans.
24 April 2012
Version: 4.0.1
Best PHP IDE Ever! Does some awesome things that I havent' seen any other IDE's do. It's even smart enough to syntax highlight MySQL embedded in PHP strings!