FutureBASIC
FutureBASIC
6.0.16

5.0

FutureBASIC free download for Mac

FutureBASIC6.0.16

11 November 2020

Compile Intel Mac applications.

Overview

FutureBasic 6 builds macOS 64-bit applications. The FutureBasic 6 IDE consists of a syntax-aware editor, and a translator (FBtoC) that converts FB code into C/Objective-C code. The translation is then compiled with the clang system compilers.

Beginners can use a simplified run-time to write programs while not having to worry about things such as a graphical user interface (GUI) or printing. Experts can build standard Mac applications using both FB source, C and Objective-C

What's new in FutureBASIC

Version 6.0.16:
  • Editor - Command/Help Book menu
  • CocoaUI ⁃ Resolved some calls would crash when an app built with base SDK higher than the OS of the Mac
  • running the app.
  • FBtoC - Obsolete TBAliasStatement, TroffStatement and TronStatement: Not supported for many years but now
  • turned off.

Full changelog available here.

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How would you rate FutureBASIC app?

8 Reviews of FutureBASIC

umaromc
12 February 2016
Version: 5.7.40

Most helpful

"Could not get read/write access to preferences..." I deleted the directory the popup suggested deleting, still same error all the time. OS X 10.11.4
(1)
jovialmonk70
29 January 2020
Version: 6.0.6
Can’t run it, my laptop OS is 10.11.6 not 10.13
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Macinman
14 February 2016
Version: 5.7.41
I have FutureBasic 1.0.3 from years ago when it was developed by Zedcore, and ran on 68k macs . I've tried futurebasic 5 but it feels so different. does any of the same environment from years ago still exist in the new version of it ?
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umaromc
12 February 2016
Version: 5.7.40
"Could not get read/write access to preferences..." I deleted the directory the popup suggested deleting, still same error all the time. OS X 10.11.4
(1)
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Lightning
10 November 2015
Version: 5.7.6
Appears to be dead. Was great in it's day.
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4.75
Andy Pritchard
28 September 2002
Version: 7.0
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!
(0)
5
tedd
26 September 2002
Version: 7.0
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. tedd
(0)
5
Anonymous
26 September 2002
Version: 7.0
The ONLY development IDE for me. Used it for many of my freeware and shareware products. Excellent!!
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
24 September 2002
Version: 6.0
Simply perfect!
(0)
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
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