IntelliJ IDEA Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

IntelliJ IDEA

Integrated development environment for Java developers

4.73/5 (720 reviews)

IntelliJ IDEA overview

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.

The platform indexes the entire code, which helps developers determine errors, navigate code structures, and perform code refactoring. Using IntelliJ IDEA’s smart, chain, and static members completion features, programmers can receive suggestions about relevant classes, methods, fields or keywords, list applicable symbols accessible via methods, and utilize static methods or functions. Developers can use the debugger tool to predict risks and receive alerts for exceptions or true/always false conditions based on state of program execution.

IntelliJ IDEA offers various build automation tools including Maven, Gradle, Gant, NPM, and Grunt, which helps team members perform activities such as code compilation, packaging, testing, and more. Users can access live databases such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB or Snowflake via DataGrip, a multi-engine database environment, and run queries, search and export data, and manage schema on the visual interface.

Pricing

Starting from
$14.90/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese and 3 other languages, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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IntelliJ IDEA reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Ravindu Jayakody

A thought on IntelliJ IDEA

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great Software Development Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

* I have been uısing the IntelliJ IDEA for more than 10 years and all I can say after my bad days with Eclipse, I can say that IntelliJ really makes you love of software development.

Pros
* It is easy and fast to make development with IntelliJ IDEA as a Java Developer * Its plugins are fast and easy to ease the development * Software development quality and efficiency is great and fast . If you have questions about IntelliJ, they help you as soon as possible. * It does not support only Java development.It also supports other language developments as well as Go, Phyton and other scripting languages as well.

Cons
* It is expensive. If the company does not pay for that software, I do not believe that I will afford to use that software

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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MIKHAIL KOLGANOV

It was good, now it worse

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

This is my main (yet) IDE for last 6 years, so it is my kind of Swiss-army knife for development .

Pros
IntelliJ IDEA is JAVA IDE and unified platform for other languages IDE like PyCharm (Python), HTML/Javascript (WebStorm), C/C++ (CLion) etc. Back in the days it was the most powerful and flexible IDE with a lot of features out of the box, modular structure that allows to extend functionality using plugins, very convenient editor with autocomplete and syntax highlighting, tools to run, debug and profile code and many more. Last not least it had reasonable price and discounts.

Cons
Now days it becomes a little monster working pretty unstable and slow, with regular freezes and crashes. Developers communication with user community is pretty poor, requests for highly-demanded features are actually ignored for years, fundamental problems (like freezes) not fixed from release to release. Price model was changed, so fast-growing Visual Studio Code becomes more and more attractive alternative to JetBrain IDEs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

"There is a plugin for that."

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

I'm quite happy with it, while it is not the cheapest out there, it certainly worth the price.

Pros
It is great to have pretty much any language in a single IDE, it supports plenty of them PHP, Java, Kotlin, Android, Cordova, Go and so on. The autocompletion, and error checking is second to none.

Cons
Sometimes when it lost connection (access token) to github it randomly asks for the password again, without giving proper context.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tamás Szabó

IntelliJ IDEA review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

I'm developing automated UI tests with it in Java for my company.

Pros
Very userfriendly and easy to use UI. It has endless plugins to add.

Cons
Error messages could be more detailed and helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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IntelliJ IDEA pricing

Starting from
$14.90/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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IntelliJ IDEA offers a 90-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below.

For Individual Use:
Monthly Billing: $14.90/month
Annual Billing: $149.00 for 1st year, $119.00 for 2nd year, $89 from 3rd year onward

For Organization:
Monthly Billing: $49.90/user/month
Annual Billing: $499.00/user for 1st year, $399.00/user for 2nd year, $299/user from 3rd year onward

IntelliJ IDEA features

API
Analytics
Applications Management
Custom Development
Software Testing Management
Third Party Integration

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Collaboration Tools (45 other apps)
Commenting (19 other apps)
Customizable Branding (22 other apps)
Customizable Templates (28 other apps)
Data Import/Export (23 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (38 other apps)
Permission Management (20 other apps)
Real Time Notifications (22 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (26 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (22 other apps)
Workflow Management (36 other apps)

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Additional information for IntelliJ IDEA

Key features of IntelliJ IDEA

  • Ajax development
  • Decompiler
  • Rapid Programming
  • Refactoring
  • Test Coverage Analysis
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