Product Feature Comparison

"Wing is very intuitive, yet filled with so many features I feel like an kid in a candy store." -- David A. Taylor, PhD

There are three Python IDEs from Wingware:

 The full-featured Python IDE for professional programmers
 A free Python IDE for students and hobbyists
 A very simplified free Python IDE for beginners


Native GUI on OS X, Windows, and Linux
Syntax highlights Python and 60+ languages
VI/Vim key bindings
Emacs key bindings
Visual Studio style key bindings
Eclipse style key bindings
XCode key bindings
OS X style key bindings
Brief key bindings
Customize key bindings
Smart indentation and indent guides
Adapts to file indent and EOL style
Block commenting
Rectangular and line selection
Select more/less
Select statement, block, or scope
Brace matching
Visible white space
Detect and load external changes
Drag and lock editor splits & tabs
Print file or selection
Highlight caret line
Auto-save and restore
Show line numbers
Multiple selections
Code folding
Set and traverse bookmarks
Keyboard and command macros
Inline snippets integrated with auto-completer
Django template snippets

Code Intelligence

Source index menus
Converts indents and EOL on paste
Code-aware line wrapping
Error indicators
Supports PEP 484 and 526 type hints
PEP 8 Reformatting
Scans for sys.path changes in main debug file
Auto-completion for Python and extension modules
Quick keyboard navigation to files
Find symbol in current file
Enhanced auto-completion for PyQt, PySide, and wxPython
Word list driven auto-completion for other file types
Indentation translator
Call tips & documentation (Source Assistant)
Renders PEP 287 docstring
Class browser
Module browser
Current file browser
Links into
Find points of use
Find symbol in project
Optional Turbo completion mode for Python


GUI, Web, and embedded debugging
Exception traceback reporting
View stack, locals/globals, and return value
Integrated debug process I/O
Native console I/O option
Debug Python Shell
Multi-threaded debugging
Remote debugging
Debug value tooltips
Detect unhandled exceptions
Works with Django, web2py, Flask, Plone, and many others
Remote debugging to Raspberry Pi
Alter debug data values
Launch Configurations
Named Entry Points
Convenient Restart Debugging tool
Interactive Debug Probe with code intelligence
Multi-process debugging
Automatic child process debugging
Move Program Counter
Watch values and expressions
Track values by reference
Conditional breakpoints
Ignore-counted breakpoints
Enable/disable breakpoints
Breakpoint manager
Recursive debugging
Process attach/detach
Inspect sys.modules
Debug Django template files
matplotlib mainloop support
Remote debugging to Vagrant
Remote debugging to Windows Subsystem for Linux

Unit Testing

Select test files by pattern or name
Execute tests and view results
Debug tests
Supports unittest style tests
Supports pytest style tests
Supports doctest style tests
Supports nose style tests
Supports Django tests
Persists test results in the project
Optional concurrent execution of tests
Save/Load Test results
Copy result summary to clipboard

Revision Control

Subversion integration
CVS integration
Mercurial integration
Bazaar integration
Git integration
Perforce integration
Diff/Merge tool

Search Interfaces

Basic search
Toolbar quick search
Search in selection
Keyboard-driven mini-search
Project-wide search
Regex and wild card search
Search Wing documentation
Search on disk

Project Manager

Create Projects for Jupyter, Flask, PyQt, Blender, & many others
Add files or directories
Auto-updates with disk contents
File management in project view
Configure Python version and path
Finds PEP 514 Python installations
Configure environment
Named file sets
Remote development to Linux and OS X
Remote development to Raspberry Pi
Remote development to Vagrant
Remote development to Windows Subsystem for Linux
Line ending and indent policies
Django project setup

Other Features

Debuggable Python shell with code intelligence
Customizable user interface layout and colors
Create multiple tool instances
Drag and drop tools and editors
Integrated documentation, How-Tos, and tutorial
Supports most versions of CPython
Works with Anaconda, ActivePython, and Enthought Python
Supports Stackless Python
Supports 32-bit and 64-bit Python builds
Supports debug builds of Python
Supports cygwin Python
Supports code in zip archives and eggs
Supports code in buildouts
Supports virtualenv
Integrated feedback / bug reporting
Automatic patch / update manager
French Localization
German Localization
Russian Localization
PyLint integration
OS commands tool
Extend IDE with Python scripting
Available product source code