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IntelliJ IDEA

Integrated development environment for Java developers

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IntelliJ IDEA Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

IntelliJ IDEA product overview

Price starts from

499

/user

Per year

What is IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) designed to assist Java developers with application building, testing, and analysis. Features include pattern matching, workflow automation, version control, static code analysis, unit testing, built-in decompiler, and keyboard shortcuts.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Documentation
Webinars

IntelliJ IDEA pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

987

Starting from

499

/user

Per year

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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IntelliJ IDEA features

Functionality

4.7

/5

987

Total features

21

2 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Graphical User Interface
Deployment Management
Web/Mobile App Development
Integrated Development Environment

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IntelliJ IDEA users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

987

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.04/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

747

222

15

1

2

Pros
I love that you can use a free version that’s extremely capable and buy the paid for version for some extra useful features and integration with other services and software like databases.
It makes the whole process a delight for developers that don't have to care about integrating this tool with some others like builders or version controllers. All is already included here.
Jet Brains makes wonderful IDEs as it is, but IntelliJ IDEA is the best one I've used of theirs and on top of that, its the best IDE for Java that I've used.
Cons
I commonly have problems with lag if the program has different aspects that make it heavy. Other than that, there’s not much I don’t like.
Sometimes when it lost connection (access token) to github it randomly asks for the password again, without giving proper context.
At this point I don't think there are any features that I think are missing.

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Overall Rating

Highly recommended for Java Development

Reviewed 2 years ago

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IntelliJ IDEA Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Akashbir S.: I'm Akashbir. I'm a software developer, and I give IntelliJ a 4 out of 5 ranking. Basically,...

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A thought on IntelliJ IDEA

Reviewed 3 years ago

I used this for more than 5 big projects in spring boot framework. I never had any issues. Easy configuring maven dependencies and can run or debug the application with a small simple configuration. Also support frondend frameworks without any issue.

Pros

Quickly adjusting the project along with indexing files. Can found huge no of plugins for this software. Great support from company. Perfect for JAVA as suggestions and highly supports for the java. Can easily run or debug the application. Highly support for GIT and for all new major frontend frameworks also. Light weighted compared to other java IDEs'.

Cons

A bit complicate for beginners to use the software. Slow indexing in large projects.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great IDE for Backend Project Development specially related data science using Scala, Java, Spark

Reviewed 16 days ago

Overall experience is been very positive for me personally. I could install the software easily and link necessary libraries and plugins required for the project. I recommend it for data science projects.

Pros

Easy to install plugins. GUI is elegant and pleasant make user to constantly use this. Debugging is simple and easy. Code development using the intelligence feature makes it more pleasant.

Cons

Cost of the license is little expensive can be reduced for everyone to get access to this. Documentation can be improved on how to integrate different technology stacks.

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I would not recommend IJ for AS3 / Flex / AIR Development

Reviewed 10 months ago

Extremely bad experience. It was so bad that I started to build my own AS3 / Flex / AIR build engine; it overcomes the above problems and I can use it in place of IntelliJ's build & pack functionality. It will be on GitHub soon, look for ciacob/SIRIUS

Pros

It was an IDE that *somehow* filled the gap for AS3 / Flex / AIR developers after Flash Builder left the stage. With Moonshine not mature enough and Flash Developer being a rather unfriendly bunch of batch scripts that one would have to edit for things to kind-of-work, IntelliJ IDEA (plus the Flash/Flex/AIR plug-ins) stepped in to provide a solution, any solution at all.

Cons

I want to make it crystal clear that I mainly use IJ for AS3 / Flex / AIR development. I do not know whether its subpar behavior is rooted in those dedicated plugins. I did use IJ for developing some Node.js applications, and experience was a little better. But this review is ONLY about using IJ for AS3 / Flex / AIR development. I very much dislike pretty everything, but the worst are: - the build...

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IntelliJ IDEA for Professional Developers

Reviewed 3 months ago

IntelliJ IDEA has become a software that I can easily use with my teammates and increases our development speed in many projects. As a program that is constantly updated and renews itself, it attaches great importance to user support. This of course motivates us. The fact that we have a large community behind us regarding the software we use greatly reduces the potential problems we may experience. IntelliJ offers professional development experience with its unique innovations that promise high performance and perfect interface.

Pros

IntelliJ IDEA has powerful technologies and features. User friendly and easy to use GUI. Runs much faster than alternatives. You can edit and configure everything you imagine in your project with IntelliJ IDEA. If you are a developer and you have a idea, you should use IntelliJ IDEA!

Cons

Maybe RAM usage of the program should be optimized.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IntelliJ as an advanced IDE

Reviewed 10 days ago

Great for powerful machines, average for less powerful ones

Pros

IntelliJ is an advanced IDE that I used when developing JVM related projects. It provides a lot of features - especially in the paid plans. I love the search features and the source control integration

Cons

IntelliJ is quite expensive and is very heavy so it is almost impossible to run big projects on less powerful machines

IntelliJ IDEA FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does IntelliJ IDEA offer?

IntelliJ IDEA has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $499.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. Does IntelliJ IDEA offer an API?

Yes, IntelliJ IDEA has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does IntelliJ IDEA offer?

IntelliJ IDEA offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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