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IntelliJ IDEA Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

IntelliJ IDEA FAQs

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

IntelliJ IDEA has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $16.90/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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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. What languages does IntelliJ IDEA support?

IntelliJ IDEA supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), English, Japanese, Korean


Q. Does IntelliJ IDEA offer an API?

Yes, IntelliJ IDEA has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does IntelliJ IDEA integrate with?

IntelliJ IDEA integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft SQL Server, Redis Enterprise , Drupal, GitHub, Spock , Angular, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, Vite, Couchbase Server, WordPress, Apache Cassandra, MySQL, CockroachDB, MariaDB, Velocity, SQLite, Google Cloud BigQuery, IBM Db2, Scala, Docker, Spring Boot, Mercurial, Snowflake


Q. What level of support does IntelliJ IDEA offer?

IntelliJ IDEA offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

IntelliJ IDEA product overview

Price starts from

16.90

/user

Per month

What is IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA, a JetBrains IDE, is the leading integrated development environment that makes Java and Kotlin development a more productive and enjoyable experience. It helps you produce high-quality code more efficiently, provides everything you need out of the box, and takes care of routine tasks so you can stay focused on the bigger picture.

Key benefits of using IntelliJ IDEA

■ The Most Advanced Editor
Write high-quality code faster with coding assistance features that search for possible errors and provide improvement suggestions as you type while seamlessly educating you on community best practices in coding, new language features, and more.

■ Deep Code Understanding
IntelliJ IDEA knows everything about your code and uses this knowledge to offer blazing fast navigation and an intelligent experience by providing relevant suggestions in every context.

■ Collaborative and Remote
Work on a project with your team in real time. Create shared sessions to review code, debug, and more. Move your projects to the remote machine to harness the full power of IntelliJ IDEA on any laptop and boost your productivity.

■ Out-Of-The-Box Experience
Enjoy an unbeatable toolset right from the first launch. Mission-critical tools and a wide variety of supported languages and frameworks are at your fingertips – no plugin hassle included.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
Webinars
Videos

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Positive reviews

98

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.03/10
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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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Phil T.

Writer

Writing and Editing, self-employed

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IntelliJ IDEA Review: One Stop Shop.

Reviewed a month ago

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Eduardo G.

Sr. Software Developer

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

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Highly recommended for Java Development

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Anand S.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Increase your productivity by folds while learning how to improve your code.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am using it daily at work. I can't describe how much I liked it, my productive level has increased by folds after using it.

Pros

Everything thing in a single window. From terminal to Database debug to live code editing to source control. And the support of plugins is like the cherry on top thing.

Cons

Bulky. Consumes a lot of RAM. But I guess if the software is providing so much information and functionalities it will require RAM.

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ahmad a.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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IntelliJ IDEA: Pros & Cons – A Balanced Perspective

Reviewed 7 months ago
Pros

The free version of IntelliJ IDEA, for students is truly groundbreaking as it gives them the opportunity to use a grade integrated development environment (IDE) without any financial strain. This software empowers students to delve into coding expand their knowledge and thrive in their coding endeavors laying a groundwork, for their professional paths. provides a range of capabilities, such, as code suggestion, powerful refactoring utilities, smooth integration, with version control systems and a wide selection of plugins to enhance productivity.

Cons

Some users find it to be resource-intensive, leading to slower performance on lower-end machines. Additionally, the learning curve for mastering all the advanced features can be steep for beginners. Costly for some users. licensing fees may be high.

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Ritesh J.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Powerful code editor for java developer

Reviewed 7 months ago
Pros

IntelliJ IDEA is one of the best code editor for software development. The shortcuts and suggestion for code makes the coding journey very easy. The interface is pleasing for the eyes which makes the code debugging quick and effective.

Cons

It takes a lot of memory of computer which makes the experience worst if you are running it on a low end computer. For beginners it might take a lot of effort to setup

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Imtiyaaz T.

Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Simply Amazing

Reviewed 3 months ago

10/10. Phenomenal experience using the software.

Pros

I like practically everything about IntelliJ. Its ease of use is the main factor. It customizable and caters to literally everyone. Code editing is fast and easy since there are so many shortcuts to use. The debugger is excellent.

Cons

There is very little I dislike. The main thing would be that its a bit iffy to set up for different development disciplines without some formal documentation to guide you through the process

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Ahmed A.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The only Java IDE you should use, ever.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

IntelliJ is the best Java IDE with all competitors very far behind. It has excellent UI, a very rich marketplace of JetBrains-developed and 3rd party plugins for pretty much any framework or programming language you may need, very good debugging and refactoring features, among other strong points that any developer needs from an IDE.

Cons

The only con to using the Enterprise version of IntelliJ is that it's rather pricey. It may be a little heavy on system resources sometimes as well, but both of these points shouldn't really matter to a professional developer since using IntelliJ usually boosts your productivity, and makes up for the money you spend.

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