Top 9 Applications Written in C Programming

By | August 23, 2017

The C programming language has a lot of real-world applications. Let us see some of the world-famous applications written in C programming language. These are some of the modern-day world-class applications that are very popular.

Famous Applications written in C Programming Language

List of Real World Applications Written in C Programming Language

VLC Media Player

VLC media player is an open-source software and a cross-platform media player and streaming media server. This application is written using a combination of C, C++ and Objective – C programming languages.

Microsoft Office Suite

Micosoft office products include applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Project and many others.

Originally written in C programming language, most of it’s portion is now switched on to C++ programming language for the object oriented programming paradigm shift.

Operating Systems

Many popular operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Symbian (Nokia) and Macintosh operating systems have been originally written in C programming languages.

However, now they’re being used with a combination of other programming languages such as C, C++, C Sharp and many others.



Git is also popularly known as GitHub, is a web-based version control repository and Internet hosting service.

It offers source code management functionality of Git as well as additional features. Git is written using a combination  of C, Perl, Shell, Python and TCL whereas GitHub is developed using Ruby.


Adobe Suite

Adobe has rolled out some of the world-class products in animation domain. We have some amazing tools that have been developed in C programming language such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe IllustratorAdobe Premier, Adobe Image Ready and others.

Google Chromium

Google Chromium is a Google’s project offering an open-source web browser. This web browser is developed using C, C++, Python, Java and Javascript programming languages.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser available on Linux, Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

This web browser is written using C, Rust, Javascript, HTML and C++ programming languages.


MySQL is again a very popular free and open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). It is developed using C and C++ programming languages.

AutoDesk Maya

AutoDesk Maya, also popularly known as Maya software is a well-known 3D computer graphics software.

It is used to create interactive applications, video games, special effects, movies and much more. It is developed using C, C++, C#, Python and MEL programming languages.

Let us know if you know of any other applications written in C programming languages in the comment section below. We’ll be happy to add it to this list.

One thought on “Top 9 Applications Written in C Programming

  1. Anand Saigal

    This is just awesome. I had never thought that C programming is being used in real world applications as well. Thanks a lot for this list.


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