My Uni course requires me to use Qt Creator for our coursework but I would like to also put it on my Mac so that I can do more work at home. I had assumed it was available for free but when I tried to download it, I was told to register for a 30-day trial, which I took to mean that the software isn't free.

Can I get Qt Creator for Mac for free and where from?


You have to go to the Qt open-source site:

The Qt SDK version 1.2.1 released on April 11th contains:

  • Qt libraries version 4.8.1
  • Simulator for Symbian phones and the Nokia N9
  • Qt Creator IDE version 2.4.1
  • Qt Mobility version 1.2
  • Qt development tools
  • Remote compilers

The Qt SDK includes Qt Creator.

Note that the installer is 760 MB.

  • Thank you. I am also a little unsure about the usage of Qt: can I make GUI apps for any platform? I seem to be seeing Nokia a lot when I search for Qt, what has Nokia got to do with it? – Sam Oct 3 '12 at 14:17
  • @Sam - The idea behind Qt is you can generally compile your app for any platform. Realistically, you generally have to do a bit of tweaking for each platform, but it does make it easier then writing native apps for every platform. – Fake Name Oct 3 '12 at 20:58
  • You're seeing nokia because nokia owns the Qt trademarks, and is largely the driving force behind it's development. – Fake Name Oct 3 '12 at 20:59

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