Less is a CSS preprocessor allow you to write more efficient and easy to manageable CSS code. LESS provides extra features like variables and mix ins to create functional and practical CSS code.

LESS syntax is more robust and accessible for future maintenance SASS always compiles its Syntax to regular CSS. We can install sass through simple steps. Even though it is simple, there is some real great desktop applications are available to compile LESS into standard CSS.

We have put together the complete list of LESS compilers below you can have a look at them. We are damn sure that, few of them should be in your workflow if you are a LESS follower.

GUI Less Compilers

SimpLESS

SimpLESS

SimpLESS is your easy-to-use LESS CSS compiler.

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WinLess

WinLess

WinLess is a Windows GUI for LESS.js. WinLess is a must-have for the webdeveloper who uses Windows.

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Koala

Koala

Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently. Koala can run in windows, linux and mac.

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Crunch

Crunch

Crunch lets you write Less, CoffeeScript, Markdown, and then automatically saves CSS, JavaScript, and HTML after you’ve made changes.

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Prepros

Prepros

Prepros is a tool to compile LESS, Sass, Compass, Stylus, Jade and much more with automatic CSS prefixing, It comes with built in server for cross browser testing. It runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

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Komodo LESS Compiler

Komodo LESS Compiler

Less 2.5.3 Compiler for Komodo Edit/Ide.

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CodeKit

CodeKit

CodeKit compiles Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, TypeScript, Markdown and Compass files automatically each time you save.

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LiveReload

LiveReload

LiveReload is an essential tool for web developers, and is currently the top paid developer tool on the Mac App Store in many countries.

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NetBeans

NetBeans

Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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Bundler

Bundler

Bundler is a fast, cross-platform, command-line runner (easily integrated into existing IDEs, inc VS.NET) with optimized support for ASP.NET MVC and ServiceStack that statically compiles, minifies and combines your websites less, sass, stylus, css, coffeescript, livescript and js files.

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online Less Compilers

CodePen

CodePen

CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing.

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JS Bin

JS Bin

JS Bin is an open source collaborative web development debugging tool.

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CSSDeck

CSSDeck

Collection of Awesome CSS and JS Creations to help out frontend developers and designers.

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Fiddle Salad

Fiddle Salad

Choose among CSS, HTML, and JavaScript preprocessors. Develop web applications faster with real-time preview and enhanced debugging.

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LESSTESTER

LESSTESTER

LESS online tester. This helps you to test your LESS code easiliy.

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Online LESS Compiler

Online LESS Compiler

This Online LESS Compiler can help you to learn LESS.

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LESS2CSS

LESS2CSS

A LESS to CSS converter for the web.

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dopefly LESS Converter

dopefly LESS Converter

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LESS CSS is More

LESS CSS is More

Real-time LESS Playground.

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lessphp

lessphp

lessphp is a compiler for LESS written in PHP.

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Less.php 2 CSS

Less.php 2 CSS

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Free Online LESS Compiler

Free Online LESS Compiler

This free online LESS compiler will generate the final CSS code using your provided LESS source. This tool is best suited for quick tests and for learning LESS.

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LESS / CSS Compiler and Online Editor

LESS / CSS Compiler and Online Editor

Compile LESS files into CSS and get it on the fly. Edit CSS and LESS files online. Compile and Minify it.

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Online LESS Compiler (lessc)

Online LESS Compiler (lessc)

A compiler for the Less CSS pre-processor. Drag and drop files containing Less into the box above to have them compiled to CSS.

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estFiddle

estFiddle

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ILess

ILess

ILess is a PHP port of the official LESS processor written in Javascript. Current version of ILess is compatible with less.js

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jsFiddle

jsFiddle

Online Web Editor.

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Css2Less

Css2Less

Easily convert old CSS to fresh new LESS.

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Less Compiler Extension & Plugins

grunt-contrib-less

grunt-contrib-less

Compile LESS files to CSS.

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Web Essentials

Web Essentials

Builds upon Visual Studio’s amazing LESS editor and provides compilation and other useful tools.

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LessEngine

LessEngine

Integrated LESS PHP compiler for OpenCart.

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Web Compiler

Web Compiler

The easiest and most powerful way to compile LESS, Scss,, Stylus, JSX and CoffeeScript files directly within Visual Studio or through MSBuild.

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LESS AutoCompile

LESS AutoCompile

LESS AutoCompile is an extension for the code editor Brackets that adds automatic compilation of LESS files upon saving.

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Less Compiler

Less Compiler

A system plugin to automatically compile templates .less files on page load – for easier template development.

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DMXzone LESS CSS Compiler

DMXzone LESS CSS Compiler

It’s extremely powerful and lets you use variables, mixins, nested rules and even functions within your CSS.

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less-compiler

less-compiler

This is a Yii application component which wrappes lessphp by Leaf Corcoran – LESS PHP compiler and parser.

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LESS Compiler

LESS Compiler

This plugin aims to add support of LESS to Joomla in the simplest and most intuitive way.

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LESS CSS Compiler Plugin for the IntelliJ Platform

LESS CSS Compiler Plugin for the IntelliJ Platform

LESS CSS Compiler monitors LESS files and automatically compiles them to CSS whenever they change.

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Less compiler for TYPO3

Less compiler for TYPO3

Compiles less files to CSS files.

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OrangeBits Compiler

OrangeBits Compiler

It compiles, it minifies, it optimizes. Compile LESS, Sass, Scss, and CoffeeScript. Minify JavaScript and CSS. Optimize Images.

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JIT LESS Compiler

JIT LESS Compiler

LESS Compiler for Symphony CMS.

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EE LESS Compiler

EE LESS Compiler

EE LESS Compiler lets you write and compile LESS templates into a static CSS file.

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Less CSS creator

Less CSS creator

LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions.

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Less Maven Plugin

Less Maven Plugin

Fast maven plugin for less compiler (use jless). It can also convert multiple files and append them to the other files.

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Morfy Less

Morfy Less

Less Compiler Plugin for Morfy CMS.

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Lessie

Lessie

A LESS compiler app.

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LESS.js for Windows

LESS.js for Windows

A way to run the LESS.js compiler in windows.

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JLessC

JLessC

JLessC is a Less CSS compiler written completely in Java (pure Java). It does not need any additional libraries at runtime (no JavaScript, no ANTLR). The main target of the project is performance and compatibility to bootstrap.

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clessc

clessc

A C++ implementation of the LESS CSS Compiler.

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cssel

cssel

An simplified less compiler.

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LessMonitor

LessMonitor

PHP Less Compiler.

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LessCSS Compiler

LessCSS Compiler

The LessCSS Compiler is a Java library which compiles Less source files to the CSS code.

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LESS CSS Compiler for Java

LESS CSS Compiler for Java

LESS CSS Compiler for Java is a library to compile LESS sources to CSS stylesheets.

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Enable LESS CSS in WordPress

Enable LESS CSS in WordPress

Provides a LESS compiler compatible with wp_enqueue_style() for rapid CSS development in themes and plugins.

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sublime-less2css

sublime-less2css

Sublime Text 2 and 3 Plugin to compile less files to css on save. Requires lessc installed on PATH.

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