This site hosts both the FBtoC Project and the FutureBasic Freeware downloads.
FutureBasic consists of a syntax-aware editor/IDE and a translator ( FBtoC ) that converts FB code into C/Objective-C code. The translation is then compiled with the clang system compiler.
Downloads and their executables are freeware, but source code and rights of distribution are reserved to the respective authors (the FBtoC team, Staz Software and others where noted ).
FutureBasic 6 64-bit app requiring macOS 10.13+
Download: FutureBasic 6.0.4 [10 MB]
N.B.: FutureBasic 6.0.4 builds only 64-bit applications; FutureBasic 6.0.0 through 6.0.3 builds both 32-bit and 64-bit.
FutureBasic 5 32-bit app for macOS 10.7 to 10.14.
Download: FutureBasic 5.8.5 [10.1 MB]
Builds 32-bit or 64-bit applications but incompatible with macOS 10.15+
Installation and Documentation
New to FutureBasic? Here is an installation overview
Standard installation instructions and Application Building Rules
Check the Cumulative release notes for what's new in this version
Documentation: FB documentation FBtoC documentation
Alternate Editors/IDEs & standalone FBtoC Directory available
Enterprising enthusiasts have created their own FutureBasic editors/IDEs.
For further information, please use the contact links below or ask questions
on the FB mailing list.
NECE from Artly There
FBE from various collaborators
Standalone FBtoC and its support directory: download here
Examples/Tutorials/Support and other linksUsing Xcode Nibs with FutureBasic
Examples: FB examples [10.8 MB] Tutorials:
Last updated: 8 August 2019