The Tools menu includes helpers for designing LED matrix images (though we’d prefer a few more capabilities here, including the ability to design for RGB matrices), and converting characters.
The Web menu has some rudimentary tools for creating HTML output for your projects.
There’s nothing revolutionary in Programino, but there are plenty of little things that make life a little easier for the developer.
The downside is the lack of hardware support. Out of the box, Programino can send code to a selection of older, official Arduino boards. The solution to this is a button to automatically open your code in the Arduino IDE and then upload it from there.
There’s a 14-day free trial. After that, you’ll need to pay 29 euro for a private user licence, or 89 euro for a single user business licence. This is reasonable value for money if you’re using the extra features.
Programino offers an approachable IDE with enough features to make managing a medium/large project fairly straightforward. Ultimately, IDE choice is a personal thing, but if you’re struggling with your current option, Programino is well worth a look.
Verdict: 8 out of 10
A useful IDE for larger Arduino
from €29, programino.com