Best IDE and tools for Flutter development

Flutter is an application development framework from Google for creating cross-platform mobile applications (in iOS and Android). Things such as Hot Reload, a vast widget catalog, very good performance, and a solid community contribute to meeting that objective and makes Flutter a pretty good framework.

Imagine if you could make Flutter development faster, and see an instant boost in your workflow.

or even better:

What if there were best Flutter IDE and tools to choose from.

…and each of them could make your development faster and easier?

You’d probably be pumped to read about them.

Lucky for you, that’s exactly what I’m going to share with you in this post:

Best Flutter  IDEs and tools can become an unparalleled ally when it comes to code completion and visual assistance for debugging and building a Flutter app.

These IDEs and tools are the best you can find for developing mobile applications. But to use these with Flutter, we will need to use a few plugins.

Flutter IDEs

For Flutter, it’s best to use Android Studio/IntelliJ or Visual Studio (VS) code with Mac/Windows as your operating systems.

These IDEs are the best you can find for developing mobile applications. But to use these with Flutter, we will need to use a few plugins.

We will need a plugin for the Dart compiler, another for code analysis, and another for the Flutter developer workflow (building, running, and debugging).

1.  Android Studio

Android Studio or IntelliJ is the Recommend IDE by Flutter developers.

It provides you code completion, syntax highlighting, widget editing assists, run & debug support, and more.

There’s a browser-dev-tools style Inspector and more in the debug tools.

Download Android Studio

2. Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is also recommended by Flutter Developers, This IDE built for developing and debugging web applications as well as Flutter apps.  it has integrated Git control & terminal. It has a very large plugin system that probably rivals the Sublime quality and surpasses it for web language. It has all the necessary features and plugins to develop a full-fledged Flutter app with ease.

Download VsCode

Pub and Libraries

pub is the Dart package management system. There’s a website where can browse, search and get info about all the available packages for Dart and Flutter.

Dart Pub Packages


If you run into any problems, you can ask for help in real time on the Flutter Gitter Channel. There you’ll find Flutter team members from Google as well as a supportive community of fans.



  • Bloc – Collection of packages that help implement the BLoC design pattern by Felix Angelov.
  • MobX – Supercharge the state-management in your apps with Transparent Functional Reactive Programming (TFRP). Port of MobX from the Js/React land.

Redux / ELM / Dependency Injection

  • Built redux – Automatic subscribing to your redux stores. Based on the built pattern by David Marne.
  • Redux.dart – Port of Redux to Dart with an ecosystem of middleware, Flutter integrations, and time traveling dev tools by John Ryan and Brian Egan.
  • Redux – Built to work with redux.dart, utilities that allow you to easily consume a Redux Store to build Widgets.
  • Dartea – Model View Update inspired by TEA from ELM by Shilyagov P.
  • Inject – Compile-time dependency injection by Google.
  • Flux – Implementation of the Flux framework by Google.
  • Fish – Alibaba Redux implementation.


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