Foobar is an easy to use, code experimentation, creative coding and code learning development environment for Mac OS X. With Foobar you can test your ideas, learn new programming techniques and algorithms, write small tools, utilities and scripts, all from the same place.

Equipped with a powerful editor, a VT100 console and a preview area, Foobar is indispensable tools for many kinds of daily programming tasks.

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• Supports Apple Script (inc. JavaScript), Bash, PHP, PHP(Server), Perl, Python, Ruby, CoffeeScript, JavaScript, jQuery, WebGL, HTML, Markdown, Processing.js, Objective-C, Swift, Nodejs, Go and many more
• Full-featured code editor with themes, syntax highlighting and more
• VT100 console and web-based preview area to see your ideas in actions without leaving the current window
• Code templates - start coding right away with predefined, language-specific code templates
• Publish as GitHub Gist- publish your experiments to GitHub Gist right from Foobar
• Export the entire code template together with your modifications in a single bundle for easier sharing.
• Multi-file support - play with multiple projects at the same time
• Full customisation of all visual areas - make this tool your own


• Support for more languages and development environments
• Editor improvements
• Assistant editor
• Support for LESS, SASS and CSS
• Share to JSFiddle, Pastebin and more

Foobar is a great tools to learn new programming languages and development frameworks. It is suitable for novice and advanced users. Foobar is also a great tool to introduce kids to the art of programming.

What's New

Version 1.5

• Fixes for several bugs
• Out of sandbox execution
• Increase and decrease the font size in editors and console
• Share to GitHub Gist

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Great app! Works very well and is super lightweight.


Would love to see support for auto-completion and code-snippets, but other than that this app is awesome!

Can't believe its free too – hats off to the developers. This app is very similar to CodeRunner, but doesn't have the above. It does have a really nice preview pane tho that is particularily useful.

Highly recommend.

Perfect App, At Least For Free!


There’s no other app like this for free on the app store. With nice color schemes and customizable windows, it couldn’t get much better! It’s very useful for testing languages without having to install them as well, perhaps if you are just learning one. Highly recommended!

I wis I had found this app sooner


I have been paying for apps that are no where near as good as this app. It loads super fast. I can use it for multiple languages and it works great


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