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Name Description Date Version Platforms Link Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author
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Binvox

Reads in a 3D model file and converts it to building plans or .schematic import file for MCEdit. Note that this program is never out of date, since it does not rely on any Minecraft game data. 2012-11-11 v1.17 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.8 Partially: version 0.4 C++ Patrick Min
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Minecraft Book Editor

Create books for minecraft. You can either write them out yourself, or use the quick import option which allows you to import a plain text document into the program.

The text file is formatted for the minecraft book, and multiple pages are created if needed. You can then save the book directly into a players inventory. Just find the player data file, select the inventory slot you want the book placed into and then click save.

2014-06-04 1.0.1 Windows

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1.7.9 No C# tertrih

ChunkyRotator

Create rotating footage of your builds and export to video later using ffmpeg. 2015-08-30 1.0 WindowsLinuxmacOS

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1.8 Yes Python Martyn96
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cubical.xyz

Online schematic creator and editor. 3D Minecraft like rendering using HTML5 WebGL canvas. Includes powerful building tools like brushes and selection and even allows for custom tools! Also features gravity, hit detection and lots more! No downloads necessary! 2016-09-03 1.0 Crossplatform (Web-based)

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1.11 Yes Javascript inHaze
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Daedalus Young's Unofficial Minecraft Map Reader

Online tool, so works on any OS. Reads a map_[x].dat file and outputs it to a regular PNG image. Simply upload the desired dat file using the easy form. Useful for servers to display maps on their website, for example. Only reads maps, cannot write. 2013-10-27 1.7.2 WindowsLinuxmacOS

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1.7.9 No PHP Daedalus Young

MCI Fireworks

Adds Fireworks to your Singleplayer Inventory 2014-01-07 v1.3 Windows

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1.7.4 No Delphi Stucuk
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Mcmeta Animation Editor

A program to create and edit minecraft texture animations with an easy to use user interface. Can save animations to .gif images. 2013-08-24 v0.91 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.8 No Java Sanguium

MineClock

Keep track of time while playing PvP games such as UHC or while casually mining in PvE. 2016-10-04 1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.1 WindowsLinuxmacOS

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1.10.2 Yes Java Akkarin
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Minecraft Font Editor

Create minecraft fonts for use in resource packs. Load in the picture minecraft uses to display its text, and edit it using MinecraftFontEditor. You can then copy it into your resource pack folder. Once you load your resource pack in minecraft, it will load your new font. 2014-07-18 1.0.0 Windows

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1.7.10 No C# tertrih

Minecraft Heads

Database for decorative heads in minecraft. Account-heads (for all minecraft-versions) as well as UUID-heads (minecraft 1.8+) can be found there. Additionally, there's an editor to create and submit give-codes yourself. 2015-07-13 1.0 Crossplatform (Web-based)

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1.8 No C# LordRazen

MClastlogin decoder/recovery

This displays the decoded login credentials stored in the file named "lastlogin" in your minecraft folder. It does not hack your account or share the credientials in any way. The Yggdrasil authentication system in Launcher v1.0.1 deprecated the lastlogin file. 2013-01-09 1.0 Windows macOS Linux

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1.5.2 (Launcher v1.0.0) No Java May0 (chocolatkey)

MCNostalgia

Simple switching between different minecraft versions. 2011-11-20 v2.1.2 Windows macOS Linux

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1.4.6 No Python Quintinity

mcStats

mcStats creates statistics for the server, like overall online-time of users, number of logins and so on.

Windows not tested, but should also work.

2014-04-04 v0.4 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.7.5 Yes python 85pando
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Minecraft Command Generator

Takes the guesswork out of working with a Command Block. 2013-09-24 v0.2 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.7.2 No .NET ThatBenderGuy
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Minecraft Custom RAM Expansion

Increases Minecraft's RAM usage. This program is never out of date, as it does not rely on any game data. 2012-04-29 v3.2 Windows

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1.4.5 No Batch ChrisPerson
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Minecraft Map Item Editor

Minecraft Map Item Editor allows you to import your own pictures on to minecraft map items. It allows you to edit and view your minecraft map items. It also allows you to export minecraft map items as bitmaps. 2012-02-01 1.1.1 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.7.4 No C# tertrih
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Minecraft Note Block Studio

Lets you compose Note block music that you later can import into Minecraft using .schematic files. You can also import music from MIDI songs and edit songs already made in Minecraft. 2012-04-01 3.1.3 Windows

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1.2.4 No Game Maker (GML) David "Davve" Norgren
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Minecraft Save Seed Reader

Reads the seeds from your save files, so you can regenerate your original worlds. Can now switch worlds between Creative and Survival. 2012-05-31 1.7.1 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.2.5
(Redundant as of 12w37a)
Yes Java Chris Iverson

Minecraft Server Properties Configurator

A much more convenient way of dealing with the standard server.properties of a traditional Minecraft server. Allows you to save and load your configurations to easily switch between worlds, and even includes some basic server backup and worldfile seed reading capabilities. 2012-03-04 v1.2 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.2.3 No Java ret_nl
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Minecraft Structure Planner

The Structure planner allows anyone to quickly and easily create a variety of structures for construction in-game. Structures are defined using a simple set of numeric fields, texture drop-downs, or option check boxes, and the results are then displayed as a height map, a layer-by-layer plan, and a fully interactive 3D projection. As well as the parameterized structures, the application also allows you to create Freeform structures, as well as computer-assisted Pixel Art designs. Structures can be exported in a variety of formats including the MCEdit schematic format for inclusion directly into your world. Layer-by-layer construction plans can be printed to paper or file for easy distribution. 2011-6-29 0.99.7 WindowsLinuxmacOS

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1.3.2 No Java LankyBrit
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Minecraft Version Changer 1.6

Changes the version of Minecraft legally, easy and very fast without the need to use the command line. (Unrelated to KodekPL's MVC) 2013-02-07 v1.6 WindowsmacOSLinux

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13w06a No Java RsMusicRs
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Minecraft Version Changer 1.1

This the easiest way to change your version of Minecraft or Downgrade Minecraft server! And you can make backup using it. 2012-02-08 1.1 Windows

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13w06a No C++ KodekPL
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MineCraft Version Switcher

A simple version switcher (Requires that you have saved outdated versions). Offers a back up of current version and launches Minecraft on switch. 2011-10-13 v2.0 (Current build v2.1) Windows

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1.3.2 Yes[1] AutoHotKey HillDragon

MineOS

Standalone Linux OS distribution aimed at running a Minecraft server (only). 2012-05-30 0.4.11e Linux

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1.3.2 Yes Python William Dizon

MineOS+

Standalone Linux OS distribution aimed at running a Minecraft server (only). 2012-01-01 0.4.5 Linux

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1.3.2 Yes Python Phant0mX
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mineRCON

mineRCON is a simple Java client for Minecraft's version of the RCON protocol, which allows you to issue SMP server commands (like give, kick, and list) without having access to the server console itself, or even being on the same computer. 2012 v0.1 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.2.3 No Java ret_nl
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Mordritch's Javascript Redstone Simulator

Runs in your browser, no plugins needed. Supports saving and loading .schematic files. Simulates pistons, repeaters, doors and other redstone blocks. Multiview editing, see both the side and top view at the same time. Save your schematics using shareable links on the web site. 2012-09-24 2 Crossplatform (Web-based)

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1.3.2 Yes Javascript Mordritch
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NBTedit

Allows you to edit every file in the NBT format, and thus edit inventory, entities, and world attributes. Works with Mono under linux (you need the package mono-winforms, too) 2010-05-16 0.9.8 Windows

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1.2.5 No C# copyboy

NBTExplorer

NBTExplorer is a low-level graphical NBT data editor similar to, inspired by, and based on NBTedit. The key difference is NBTExplorer's full support for Minecraft .mcr region files, and a directory-tree interface for easily exploring multiple worlds. 2013-02-06 2.3.0 WindowsLinuxmacOS

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1.7.10 (and almost all other MC versions) Yes C# jaquadro
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Perfect Sphere

Generates blueprints for creating spheres and ellipsoids in the game using blocks. 2010-10-19 1.0.0.0 Windows

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1.3.2 Yes C# distantcam
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Redstone Circuit Designer

A attractive looking Redstone designers tool which can be run inside a browser. 2012-08-06 2.0.0 Windows

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1.2.5 Yes MMF2 RevolutionalRedstone
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Redstone Display Maker

A program where you can create animations with up to 32 frames that you can import into Minecraft as redstone displays. 2011-06-17 v1.0 Windows

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1.1 No Game Maker (GML) Davve
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SpL Editor

level.dat editor for Singleplayer, aimed at the convenience and multiplatform support.

Features: Worlds directory autodetection, Worlds ordering according to last access time, Switching between dimensions, Input correction, Hotkeys support

2012-01-26 1.3.1 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.2.5 Yes Java Galaran

Spritecraft

Spritecraft is an easy-to-use independent Java application that allows you to load virtually any image and convert it into an image of Minecraft blocks. Allows you to specify which blocks to use, how many blocks to use for height/width, and supports custom texture packs (even high-res ones!). Great for creating pixel art in Minecraft! Now supports exporting schematic files so that you can bring your creations straight into MCEdit or similar! 2011-05-14 v1.1.2 WindowsmacOSLinux

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1.2.4 No Java diamondPants
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Modpacking Easier

With this simple and easy to use Tool you can create Modpacks faster and easier. 08.05.2014 v1.1.0 Windows

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All No CMD Wecoarts
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Texture Pack Launcher

Allows users to use custom texture packs in the Win10 Edition of Minecraft and bypasses Windows 10 file integrity checking. 2016-05-11 1.0.4 Windows

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Windows 10 Edition All Yes C++ & C# jocopa3
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Universal Minecraft Editor

Edit all the data stored in your world. Works for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC (Java), PE, and Windows 10 Edition. 2017-06-16 1.1.7a Windows

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All No C++ oPryzeLP

Pocket OptiFine HD

Optimize and boost FPS by changing graphics and adding new items to the settings. Useful on slower phones and tablets. Compatible with all versions. 2017-08-14 2.0 Android

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Pocket Edition Yes Java DAARKZP4