Wing IDE is a development environment for the Python programming language. Its powerful editor and debugger speed up development of Python code for Maya, MotionBuilder, NUKE, Blender, Source Filmmaker, and other Python-based applications, game engines, and libraries.
User reviews: Positive (9 reviews) - 88% of the 9 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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About This Software

Wing IDE is an integrated development environment that makes programming in Python fast and easy. Wing IDE delivers many powerful features for editing, debugging, testing, inspecting, navigating, refactoring, searching, and managing Python code.

Wing IDE works with Python 2.x and 3.x and can be used with Autodesk Maya, MotionBuilder, NUKE, Blender, Source Filmmaker, and other modeling, rendering, and compositing software that uses Python as a scripting language.

Wing IDE also works with pygame, PyOpenGL, and other Python game libraries (see

The Non-Commercial Use license is for students and hobbyists. If you make money from your use of Wing IDE, please purchase the Commercial Use license.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Kernel 2.6.32, Qt 4.8.4
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
263.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I like what this software tries to do, but I have been tryint to get it to act as an external debugger for maya for over 2 months now and cannot figure it out. I follow thier tutorial on the wing site and autodesk's site too and no luck at all. The only reason I bought it was to use with maya. Also it requires internet to use. You cannot launch this program in offline mode in steam as it has its own authenticator on top of steam's which requires internet even if steam says its ok to launch. I wanted to use it on my surface when I'm not at home or work and I usually don't have internet when I'm out, so this is a big mark in my book too. Theres also how the view options are horribly unorganized. I have not been able to figure out how to have it dispay line numbers next to code either (it says the line number your cursor is on, but thats it). Not even knowing what line to look at in my code when trying to find bugs in my maya script is a huge pain.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I emailed Wingware support about the text paste problem below (the email address is easy to find at their website). I got a response in under 24 hours, which is a great sign of an engaged dev. He suggested that the problem was likely due to security software blocking application access to the system clipboard, and mentioned webroot by name, which I have. The solution turns out to be to allow the wingware app to access the clipboard in webroot (or other security software) configuration.

I made the change and now I can paste in the wingware editor. Due to this excellent support response by Wingware, I am updating my review to "recommend", although it is still a little frustrating that this issue exists: other apps are able to use the clipboard without needing an exception in security software policy.

But all software has little issues, and not all companies have this kind of customer focus and dedication to their product. Now I am excited about Wingware again, and am looking forward to checking out all it's good qualities! :-)

Pasting text (Ctrl-V) into the code edit window does not work by default on Windows 7. This is a pretty serious failing of basic UI functionality. Ctrl-X "cut" operation works, and I can Ctrl-C copy text *from* the code edit window and paste elsewhere (like notepad++ for example) but I can't paste *into* the code edit window. I also tried to paste by clicking Edit > Paste with the mouse, but that doesn't work either. Weird... I'm hoping I'm just doing something wrong, or have something mis-configured!

I checked the wingware docs section about copy/paste but I don't see a clue to the problem here:

I will update this review as I go, and I hope to change my vote to "recommend", but at this time, I cannot recommend purchasing Wing Python IDE.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Probably the best IDE I have used...very nice.
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59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
I really like this IDE so far. I'm pretty new to Python and was previously just using sublime text and notepad++. I was looking for an IDE and checked out the major ones, including pycharm. Pycharm also seems to be a great package, but Wing does everything I need, has a very intuitive layout, and--best of all--is on Steam. That means I can pay once and download and install it on all of my machines. I love multi-platform, multi-install, single-user licenses. This is the future. I recently decided to install zbrush (which I have licensed and installed in Windows) on my Mac partition, and they wanted me to buy a whole separate mac license. I was reminded that Steam and the Apple app store have totally spoiled me when it comes to my expectations around software licensing. Bring on the easy installs and easy updates. Kudos to Wing for releasing on Steam, and let's hope other dev tools follow suit!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Easy to use, good debugging options and nice UI, direct Python Reference, good project managment. Everything that you can wish your python IDE has to have! :)
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