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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

$

14.90

/momonth
Per Feature

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

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

Training options

Documentation
Webinars

IntelliJ IDEA pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

862

Price starts from

$

14.90

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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IntelliJ IDEA features

Functionality

4.7

/5

862
Total Features21 2 categories

Most valued features by users

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

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IntelliJ IDEA users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

862

Positive reviews

98%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.08/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

653

195

12

1

1

Pros
Its one of the best IDE in the market which supports different kind of Programming languages and its very useful with different plugins available.

DJ

Digna J.

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.

José Luis C.

IntelliJ IDEA is the single best Java IDE on the market. I love the tab auto-completes and suggestions that can totally speed up and ease development.

TE

Trent E.

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.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

At this point I don't think there are any features that I think are missing.

BW

Benjamin W.

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Overall Rating

Highly recommended for Java Development

Reviewed 10 months ago

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IntelliJ IDEA Review

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerful IDE worth the investment

Reviewed 8 months ago

A number of the other IDEs on the market are resource heavy and sluggish. IntelliJ also does a very good job with memory management on MacOS and doesn't need any fancy configuration to get up and running. Unit testing software, database plugins, memory monitors are all a part of this tool.

Pros

Jetbrains packs a lot of features into one IDE. If you are searching for a tool to do something very specific in Java - usually there is a plugin for it. I've grown up using netbeans and eclipse, but have always needed to rely on external tools to provide additional features. But intelliJ is very feature rich.

Cons

The cost is very heavy especially for a startup company. It works out if you are a large company or a teacher/student. The costs rule out a lot of people from using this tool over something free like eclipse/netbeans.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Awesome IDE for your daily JAVA related development

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am very pleased with IntelliJ IDEA after moving from Eclipse. Which is also a great tool but I love how smooth IntelliJ IDEA runs on my MacBook Pro. This is one of the best experience I have with an IDE

Pros

I like how intelligently it suggests, and it's features which include awesome code completions, as well as intuitive way to integrate plugins for different tools. It also includes gigantic amount of shortcuts, when you're familiar with them makes your day to day life pretty easy. Attractive interface along with the debugging capabilities for JAVA makes this the go to tool for any developer. This also has version control included, which smoothens the process of a Software developer by a great deal

Cons

Some plugins take huge amount of memory, so if you're on a machine which does not have enough power, you might not get the fullest experience. Hence you're encouraged to use a powerful machine for this Extremely Helpful software to run properly

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

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An amazing IDE, make my life so much easier!

Reviewed 2 months ago

I have been primarily using it for test automation, UI, and API and I can say that it's a really powerful tool, very helpful as it speeds up writing code. It's stable, reliable, well supported, and highly customizable. JetBrains makes excellent IDEs and IntelliJ is fine proof of that!

Pros

Code predictions and suggestions, a ton of customization options, a lot of plugins, and a supportive community.

Cons

The number of available options can be a bit intimidating for a first-time user, but it's not much of a con as after using it for a while you will come to appreciate its rich features.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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It was good, now it worse

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best all round Java IDE

Reviewed 3 months ago

The overall experience has been great and I will carry on using it at work for our projects. It helps me a lot to get the job done with its rich feature set, great code linter and plugins available and shortcuts. It will definitely be my go to IDE for Java development.

Pros

I find it’s the best IDE all round that’s constantly updated with performance improvements and new features that help. 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. Has a great marketplace for plugins and great interface and shortcuts to navigate and edit faster. It helps me code better with suggestions and navigate my code fast.

Cons

I personally found it hard to get used to the built in git client as opposed to using a separate one. I also found that it can be slow for start-up on large projects but that is expected when it analyses your code and has improved with updates.

IntelliJ IDEA FAQs and common questions

IntelliJ IDEA has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $14.90/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


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


Yes, IntelliJ IDEA has an API available for use.


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

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