PDE File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PDE file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PDE files.

What is a PDE file?

The .pde file extension is pioneered and used in processing programming language. PDE stands for Processing Development Environment. PDE file is a source code file used in the said programming language.

Processing is an open source programming language and integrated development environment that is primarily made to cater digital arts, new media art and visual presentations. It is a language environment for art communities who want to create source codes for images, interactions and animations. Its purpose is to teach the users the fundamentals of computer programming happening inside the visual paradigms.

PDE files are necessary in bringing the Processing to communities of student, designers and artists. PDE files contain information pertaining to instructions and source scripts followed by Processing language Advanced scripts, which are generated to support more complex and detailed visual creations.

How to open PDE files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PDE for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PDE openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PDE

While we know of one file format using the .PDE file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PDE file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PDE files. Remember, different programs may use PDE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PowerDeskPowerDeskUser submitted
processingprocessingUser submitted
ViewerViewerUser submitted
Pocket DivXEncoderPocket DivXEncoderUser submitted
flexpde6flexpde6User submitted
PDM ExplorerPDM ExplorerUser submitted
Arduino Enhanced ReleaseArduino Enhanced ReleaseUser submitted
Atmel StudioAtmel StudioUser submitted
PocketDivXEncoderPocketDivXEncoderUser submitted
Pocket Divx EncoderPocket Divx EncoderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PDE-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PDE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!