I'm not that big of a fan of the official Arduino IDE (in terms of visuals), so I've started looking for nicer alternatives. However, most of the projects I've found are in alpha/beta and are generally incomplete.
I'm 100% new to circuit board programming and I've never used an Arduino before, but from what I gather the Arduino IDE is just a wrapper for an avr library which does the actual writing to the board. Are other "arduino-like device" IDEs a possible option?
Again, I'm very new to this so user-friendly-ness would be nice.