Update: I recommend visiting Embarcadero’s new, more detailed, showcase page.
Delphi is a very viable development option, and to demonstrate that I’m dedicating this page to showcase modern applications written in Delphi or Free Pascal.
As I stumble upon applications I’ll add them to this post. Please feel free to add a comment if you’d like to bring an application to my attention.
Note: To see more mobile applications written in Delphi, please visit this post.
The first application is KisKis which runs on the Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS platforms, and will run at 60 fps, even with thousands of profiles loaded:
“I know why I use Delphi” – Stephane Vander Clock
FL Studio for Mac was recently released:
“For native development, Delphi is my first choice.”
– Jean-Marie Cannie, CTO and Founder
IdealOne – Premiere Amusement Business Management Software
EarMaster is an ear training and music theory software:
Lumicademy – Virtual Learning Platform
“…when it comes to kick-ass desktop applications for Windows and OS X, Delphi has no rival.” – Jon L. Aasenden
Knights Province, a strategy game, from the same guys who developed Knights and Merchants remake using Delphi:
“To me Pascal seems like a good compromise between higher level language features and performance.” – Lewin from KaM
Expresii an ink painting/calligraphy application:
Advanced Medical Engineering – Advanced Spirometer and ECG software
All done in Delphi. It interfaces to a spirometer and 12 lead ECG. – Ray Wright
Ultibo – bare metal development environment for Raspberry Pi
“Ultibo is written entirely in Free Pascal and is designed to act as a unikernel or a kernel in a run time library…we decided on Free Pascal because it is powerful, flexible and offers the range of features needed to create Ultibo. If you’ve never tried Pascal give it a go, you might be surprised.” – Ultibo FAQ
Rise of Legions – High pace PvP combat game
“Even with today’s optimizations, we estimate that Delphi is still four times faster than other language compilers.” – Tobias Tenbusch, CTO/Co-Founder
ALLPlayer – Powerful Media Player
FrameForge – Desktop Previs & Storyboad Software
Stone Quest – An open world game, featured on the German GameDev show
“I work 99% in Delphi… I am working on my own 3d engine. This means, I also create physic and all the other stuff on my own.” – Nick Pützer from his patreon page.
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg – World’s largest model railroad:
“Delphi is the most popular development tool at our office…With Delphi as the primary development tool, we can cover all the diverse requirements at Wonderland.”
– Daniel Wolf, Software Developer
3D Train Studio – model train simulation software
Petra – Convert sketch app drawings into code:
“[Delphi is a] recipe of a great programming language plus RAD IDE plus ecosystem of third-party frameworks and components plus passionate community of supportive developers. All combined to enable developers to target multiple platforms from one code base, natively and beautifully.” – Petra developer Nader
Niagara Falls Lighting – The new light system
DecSoft’s App Builder – complete visual development environment
“I am a Delphi developer from years ago, and, certainly I also recommend Delphi in order to develop software for Windows and other platforms too.”
– David Esperalta, developer of App Builder
Beyond Compare – File compare, diff and merge tool
“I think Delphi is still the best tool for developing a native Windows application quickly. It’s very easy to mock up interfaces and then fill them in with code. The resulting exes don’t have any external dependencies, which makes redistributing them easy.” – Craig Peterson of BeyondCompare
Altium Designer – CAD system for electronic products, including 3D modeling (15 000 000 loc)
Vancouver Olympic Rings – Lighting of the 2010 Winter Olympics
“The Orings were without doubt a great success. Without the support of the Delphi community it may not have worked as well as it did.” – John Dammeyer
Macaos Software AS – Software tools for quickly moving a printed circuit board design into a finished product: panelization, solder paste stencil, component assembly, depanelization, test fixture, documentation and more.
SQLGate – Intelligent IDE for databases
Briskbard – Integrated web browser for Windows
“..what I like most about Delphi is its speed. Simply put, Delphi is a Formula 1 car in the IDE race….Delphi 10.2 can also be used to create cross-platform applications and includes countless new features that makes it one of the best IDEs in the market. Delphi is easy to learn, can create applications quickly and anyone can start using it thanks to the 100% discount in Delphi Starter Edition.” – Salvador Díaz Fau
ERP Sirius – Businesses process management tools for SMEs and enterprise size businesses
Blast-off – A hardcore jumper/runner/shmup game
“We write the code in Delphi 10.1 at the moment…We have been working in Delphi for a long time and this tool is convenient for us…Delphi will be great again!” – Ilya Prohodtsev
Glass House Software, Ltd. – Line of CAD/CAM software
Coca-Cola’s 3D Sign – New Times Square Sign
“The software that controls this is written in Delphi and using some of my VideoLab components :-)” – Boian Mitov of Mitov Software
RvFlashMeasure – Realtime instant microbes – tracking and precise measuring
Delphi is powerful in any coding ways. That’s why Delphi has always been my favourite for decades. –
FCS Express De Novo Software – Leading software for Flow Cytometry data analysis used in Clinical and Research laboratories around the world.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Electronic artist, develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art.
More excellent software
Aimp – Music Player for Windows
BeePos – Point of Sale System
CaseTalk – Business Information Modeling
Cirta – Business Management Software
CollectorZ.com – Database software for movies, books, music, comics and video games
Database Workbench – Complete tool for database development
devFlowCharter – Flow Chart creater and code generator
DipTrace – Schematic and PCB Design Software
Disgen – Superb genealogical research program
EntityDAC – ORM for Delphi
Firebird Editor Pro – Powerful Firebird administration tool.
FotoARRAY – Imager manager and browser
HeidiSQL – Database administration tool for MySQL, MariaDB, MS SQL Server and PostgreSQL
GamWin – Astounding Gamma Spectroscopy Software
Infocob – CRM Software For Personalized Solutions
Inno Setup – Free installer for Windows
Lazarus IDE – Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE
Medicinum – Medical Library for Medical Students and Professionals
Mitov Sofware – Specialized high performance software and Data Flow solutions
MobaXterm – Enhanced terminal for Windows with X11 server, tabbed SSH client, network tools and much more
My Visual Database – Create Windows application databases.
Navicat – DBAdmin Tool
Neosense – Content Marketing Software
NetSetMan – Network Settings Manager
PeaZip – File compression and encryption software
PhpED – Leading IDE for PHP development
Portable Apps – Portable Software Management
Rad Server – The perfect backend for Delphi and C++ Builder Apps
rdpwrap – enable Remote Desktop Host support and concurrent RDP sessions
Reg Organizer – Maintenance, Cleanup and Optimization for Windows
Sch Forms – Student information management software
SiteAnalyzer – Effective website audit and SEO optimization
Soldat – A unique 2D (side-view) multiplayer action game coded in the Delphi programming language using the JEDI libraries. The team is updating it and hoping for a Steam release soon.
Spybot Search & Destroy – Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Software
SVG Shell Extensions – Collection of extension tools for SVG files
SynthFont – Midi Player and Editor
Toad for Oracle – Database administration tool
Total Commander – Windows file manager
Toto Video Downloader – Download video and audio files from popular sites
Tree Size – Powerful graphic manager for your storage system.
WhereOnTheMap – Locate friends and family members
Winff – Cross-Platform ffmpeg frontend
WinSCP – FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, WebDAV and S3 client for Windows
Xenepic Online – MMORPG, made with Delphi in 2002, both server and client.
Xmlpad – Professional editor for XML documents
ZilchWorks – Get Out of Debt