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IntelliJ IDEA Alternatives

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WaveMaker and Jira stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing IntelliJ IDEA to its top 100 alternatives, Jira has the highest rating, with GitHub as the runner-up, and IntelliJ IDEA ranking 6th place. Jira has the most reviews with a total of 11,008, while IntelliJ IDEA has 872. Users say GitHub tops the list for value for money followed by Jira, while IntelliJ IDEA comes in 7th. Users also say GitHub and Jira are the easiest to use, while IntelliJ IDEA takes 6th place.

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Top 100 Alternatives & Competitors to IntelliJ IDEA

WaveMaker

4.6
(45)

Low Code Application Development Platform

Features

Total

19

42

21

features in common

19

features in common

WaveMaker's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Authentication

  • Data Modeling

  • Forms Creation & Design

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Custom Development

  • Application Management

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about WaveMaker's value for money

I would not want to go into details but WaveMaker is a great tool if you are interested in creating great applications. It is affordable and their customer services team is amazing.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The support team is excellent and their response is quick and effective.

RN

Reji N.

Jira

4.4
(11K)

Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!

Features

Total

16

149

21

features in common

16

features in common

Jira's unique features

  • Goal Setting / Tracking

  • Visual Workflow Management

  • Media Planning

  • Team Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Integrated Development Environment

  • For Developers

  • Database Support

  • Custom Development

Starting from

$7/month

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about Jira's value for money

It is an outstanding platform easy to use, with a great UI design, and wide range of customization and con configuration.

LD

Luis D.

It is so easy to get started with Jira. They have awesome integrations into other atlassian products as well (we were using Trello before) so switching to Jira was almost seamless.

AA

Ameer A.

Caspio

4.6
(136)

Build online database applications without coding.

Features

Total

20

323

21

features in common

20

features in common

Caspio's unique features

  • Compliance Management

  • Change Order Management

  • Lead Management

  • Medical History Records

IntelliJ IDEA's unique feature

  • Source Control

Starting from

$100/month

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Caspio's value for money

Caspio was great to use. It took us very little time to learn it and we were able to build a secure database that provides great information to our students.

KM

Kevin M.

The great news is that if you aren't a programmer they have a great Managed Application Services Team that will do the work for you.

tb

tim b.

Claris FileMaker

4.4
(163)

Custom application development

Features

Total

17

91

21

features in common

17

features in common

Claris FileMaker's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking

  • Document Classification

  • Image Editing

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Development

  • Change Management

  • Database Support

  • Source Control

Starting from

$19/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Claris FileMaker's value for money

The ability for FileMaker to talk to anything else on the internet is just amazing. It has help our business grow quickly without the overhead and everyone just loves what it can do.

DN

Doug N.

We have dashboards for departments to only show what they need and it is very helpful. Windows and apple products both can be used on the same database, which is awesome.

SQ

Shahid Q.

DHTMLX Suite

4.5
(47)

Powerful JavaScript UI library for project management apps

Features

Total

14

31

21

features in common

14

features in common

DHTMLX Suite's unique features

  • Forms Management

  • Data Visualization

  • Forms Creation & Design

  • Task Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Change Management

  • Debugging

  • Application Management

Starting from

$799

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about DHTMLX Suite's value for money

The ease of scheduling is the best point about the software. The appealing and attractive UI of each screen is best part of the product.

ZA

Zeeshan A.

Good performance, easy to implement, good configurability, much better than our previous provider.

ML

Marko L.

OutSystems

4.6
(341)

Build Enterprise-Grade Apps Fast

Features

Total

18

70

21

features in common

18

features in common

OutSystems' unique features

  • Performance Monitoring

  • Data Modeling

  • Compatibility Testing

  • Audit Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Development

  • For Developers

  • Code Editing

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about OutSystems' value for money

He helps us with the various projects we have in the Company, which is the most important part of my job. It perfectly supports project flow and helps us create flawless projects.

JP

Jinal P.

Secure, feature rich, great support, great performance, easy to learn development environment.

BJ

Bruce J.

GitHub

4.8
(3.7K)

Social coding & collaborative development platform

Features

Total

8

31

21

features in common

8

features in common

GitHub's unique features

  • Application Security

  • Wiki

  • Multiple Projects

  • Search/Filter

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Database Support

  • Software Development

  • Web App Development

  • Code Development

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about GitHub's value for money

One of the best things I personally love about it is CI/CD. I will definitely encourage you to use it regardless of how you are working - as a team or an individual.

MM

Mayank M.

Incredibly intuitive, great features, great network effects, great education available, user friendly.

RL

Runbo L.

Appy Pie

4.6
(1.1K)

Appy Pie Makes Making an App as Easy as Pie

Features

Total

14

44

21

features in common

14

features in common

Appy Pie's unique features

  • Forms Automation

  • Visual Analytics

  • Social Media Integration

  • Video Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Development

  • Database Support

  • Data Import/Export

  • Version Control

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Appy Pie's value for money

The customer service went above and beyond to help me when I was super confused about doing all this alone. I wanna thank them for their service because they are totally helpful and amazing.

BB

Bethany B.

I spend a lot of time on the chat and it is great to know that the submission team is always available. It creates a certain peace of mind for me which is really important.

RI

Romeo I.

Odoo

4.2
(426)

Full Suite of Integrated Business Apps

Features

Total

16

368

21

features in common

16

features in common

Odoo 's unique features

  • Real Time Analytics

  • Recurring Orders

  • Visitor Tracking

  • Activity Dashboard

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Editing

  • Database Support

  • Code Development

  • For Developers

Starting from

$20/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Odoo 's value for money

Many errors in Multi Company, bad interface between electronic accounting from México and multicompany functionality. Hard to develop reports, the product need a similar as Crystal Reports from SAP.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It's great to work and develop on Odoo, it's impressive how fast odoo is growing. Maybe is good to create LTS release for big customer to have more than 3 year of support.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Appenate

4.3
(7)

Data-driven business app creation with no coding required

Features

Total

16

81

21

features in common

16

features in common

Appenate's unique features

  • Service History

  • Process/Workflow Automation

  • Customizable Reports

  • Pre-built Templates

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Debugging

  • For Developers

  • Code Development

  • Code Editing

Ninox

4.8
(131)

Create custom business apps for your team!

Features

Total

9

71

21

features in common

9

features in common

Ninox's unique features

  • Data Migration

  • Point of Sale (POS)

  • Mobile Access

  • Document Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Editing

  • Software Development

  • Integrated Development Environment

  • Source Control

Starting from

10/month

Value for money

4.8

0.3

4.5

What users say about Ninox's value for money

Absolutely the best of its kind - it's improved our workflow overnight. Customization is perfect.

PS

Pete S.

It annoys me the most that I can not program. That I do not speak any programming language and thus can not exploit the full potential of NInox.

FS

Florian S.

ElectroNeek Studio IDE

4.8
(21)

RPA vendor for MSPs and IT Teams. IDE & free bot licenses.

Features

Total

7

64

21

features in common

7

features in common

ElectroNeek Studio IDE's unique features

  • Business Process Automation

  • Visual Modeling

  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning

  • Data Quality Control

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • For Developers

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Mobile Development

  • Source Control

Value for money

4.9

0.4

4.5

What users say about ElectroNeek Studio IDE's value for money

From a technical perspective, their product is as good as the top three and their framework compatibility with tensorFlow makes them a very strong player in the cognitive area.

Stanunathan "Stan"​ V.

On top of that, their support is very good and has been very responsive to any questions that we've had.

Fidel L.

Sympli

4.6
(31)

Application development and collaboration for designers

Features

Total

8

30

21

features in common

8

features in common

Sympli's unique features

  • Drag & Drop

  • Interactive Elements

  • No-Code

  • Single Sign On

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • For Developers

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Data Import/Export

  • Web/Mobile App Development

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Sympli's value for money

Overall easy to use, and accomplishes what we need for our projects. I like that there are different options for downloading assets.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The sketch plugin is super easy to use and takes the friction out of getting designs to the development team. Also love that it is web-based, and can be accessed from my mobile phone or laptop.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

SpreadsheetWEB

4.9
(15)

NoCode development platform for Excel users

Features

Total

10

28

21

features in common

10

features in common

SpreadsheetWEB's unique features

  • Forms Creation & Design

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Performance Metrics

  • Data Modeling

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • For Developers

  • Software Development

  • Integrated Development Environment

  • Database Support

SonarQube

4.5
(15)

Continuous Code Quality and Code Security tool.

Features

Total

9

38

21

features in common

9

features in common

SonarQube's unique features

  • Activity Tracking

  • Dashboard

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Reporting & Statistics

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Database Support

  • Code Development

  • Web App Development

  • Source Control

Starting from

$150/year

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about SonarQube's value for money

The ability to run up a Docker container with SonarQube and run static analysis on our codebase within half an hour was superb.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Time was wasted initially trying to pass parameters into the cli command that had no effect. It turned out that some properties had to be set in a sonar-project.properties in the source repository.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Microsoft Visual Studio

4.6
(2.1K)

Software shipping and building

Features

Total

8

19

21

features in common

8

features in common

Microsoft Visual Studio's unique features

  • Website Development

  • 2D Drawing

  • 3D Games

  • Game Development

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Application Management

  • Software Development

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Reporting/Analytics

Starting from

$14.95/month

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Microsoft Visual Studio's value for money

Overall it provided me ease of coding , useful utilities , testing tools and easy deployments. It is one window solution for a software Engineer and best environment a developer can have.

Muhammad Yousuf H.

Best IDE so far, not only for Microsoft-related development but with a high price and need for great hardware to give a good experience.

Danilo N.

Codenvy

4.4
(458)

On-Demand Developer Workspaces with a built in cloud IDE.

Features

Total

17

31

21

features in common

17

features in common

Codenvy's unique features

  • Access Controls/Permissions

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Offline Access

  • Collaboration Tools

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Version Control

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Data Import/Export

  • Database Support

Starting from

$30/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Codenvy's value for money

The customer service is very quick and responsive, and it supports large groups. It has a plethora of advanced features for sharing, organizing files and it supports a lot of languages.

JK

Joseph K.

But what made me choose codenvy was is the great system they have built. It's fast, reliable and, so far, is working very nice to me.

AL

André L.

GeneXus

4.5
(146)

GeneXus: the best Low-Code Platform that you don't know yet

Features

Total

16

37

21

features in common

16

features in common

GeneXus' unique features

  • Data Modeling

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Access Controls/Permissions

  • Alerts/Notifications

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Data Import/Export

  • Application Management

  • Database Support

  • Custom Development

Starting from

$600/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about GeneXus' value for money

However, this is a double-edged-sword. You can fall into the trap or letting GeneXus worry about everything to the point that you can become out of touch with technology trends.

JR

Jeff R.

Besides the cost you have, it is well worth it because it is a huge investment. It is highly recommended for medium and large companies.

Carlos Z.

Visual LANSA

4.7
(17)

Application development software for IT professionals

Features

Total

17

38

21

features in common

17

features in common

Visual LANSA's unique features

  • Templates

  • WYSIWYG Editor

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Testing Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Application Management

  • Custom Development

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Code Development

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Visual LANSA's value for money

I also really like the developer friendly IDE and the fact that VL helps you with existing applications (as well as new ones).

PL

Pierre L.

The repository keeps everything organized and reduces code redundancy and the framework helps you get your application out rapidly by taking care of all the plumbing for you.

PL

Pierre L.

Essential Studio

4.4
(318)

UI development suite for .NET, Xamarin, Javascript, Angular

Features

Total

15

48

21

features in common

15

features in common

Essential Studio's unique features

  • Workflow Management

  • App Management

  • Testing Management

  • Visual Modeling

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Development

  • Data Import/Export

  • Custom Development

  • Version Control

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Essential Studio's value for money

They are all easy to use and well documented with good examples. Their developer support is fast and awesome.

AR

Abdul Rahman S.

I love the community license for small developers like myself. I have only used customer support a few times, but each time the response has been outstanding.

DB

Dennis B.

Codeanywhere

4.4
(19)

SaaS Cloud IDE Codeanywhere

Features

Total

16

24

21

features in common

16

features in common

Codeanywhere's unique features

  • Mobile Access

  • Website Development

  • Authentication

  • Pre-built Templates

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Data Import/Export

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Software Development

  • Database Support

Starting from

$6/month

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Codeanywhere's value for money

Ease of use and good pricing are things I enjoy from Cloud IDES, CodeAnywhere is well priced and just works.

Adrian A.

Setting everything up could be difficult for someone without knowledge. With the lack of tutorials you have to know what you are doing.

RT

Robin T.

Eclipse IDE

4.5
(47)

Leading open-source IDE

Features

Total

11

13

21

features in common

11

features in common

Eclipse IDE's unique features

  • Data Modeling

  • Collaboration Tools

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Database Support

  • Source Control

  • Third Party Integrations

  • Change Management

Value for money

4.8

0.3

4.5

What users say about Eclipse IDE's value for money

The Auto Doc Features, Inbuilt Console, Now the Dark Mode made eclipse a good Ide to work on. I recommend to fellows for working on it and the Best Part It's Free.

SG

Sonu G.

The best feature about eclipse is its interface which is basic, clean and easy to understand. This IDE is very lightweight in terms of consuming processors.

RS

Rajshekhar S.

Microsoft Azure

4.6
(919)

Desktop virtualization platform to enable remote access

Features

Total

12

70

21

features in common

12

features in common

Microsoft Azure's unique features

  • Compatibility Testing

  • Threat Protection

  • Real Time Analytics

  • Remote Update / Installation

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Web/Mobile App Development

  • Database Support

  • Data Import/Export

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about Microsoft Azure's value for money

It works great with in-prem and in cloud apps with a seamless integration. Their advisor tool works great to mitigate issues with security and under utilized resources.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Azure gives you the peace of mind of a super powerful machine with adequate storage for you to do your job.

rm

rafael m.

Zoho Creator

4.3
(125)

Low-code platform to build custom business apps

Features

Total

17

208

21

features in common

17

features in common

Zoho Creator's unique features

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Real Time Data

  • Customizable Branding

  • Employee Database

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Database Support

  • For Developers

  • Code Editing

  • Code Development

Starting from

$25/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about Zoho Creator's value for money

If you are using other elements of the Zoho suite there are good integrations and Creator would be great for adding functionality for the likes of first-line workers in the organisation.

Colin M.

For the people who are planning to develop software is really useful it helps you get everything organized and reminder about the deadlines which ensured productivity and help you to get more revenue.

Luis Hernando J.

VBVoice

4.8
(5)

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) toolkit

Features

Total

1

11

21

features in common

1

features in common

VBVoice's unique features

  • Call Recording

  • Multiple Scripts

  • Survey/Poll Management

  • Call Center Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Custom Development

  • Data Import/Export

  • Software Development

  • Deployment Management

Bitbucket

4.6
(981)

Bitbucket is the Git solution for professional teams

Features

Total

9

32

21

features in common

9

features in common

Bitbucket's unique features

  • Dashboard

  • Continuous Delivery

  • Timeline Management

  • Audit Trail

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • For Developers

  • API

  • Integrated Development Environment

  • Web/Mobile App Development

Starting from

$3/month

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Bitbucket's value for money

Its amazing and cost effienct solution they provide and the best thing the allow to suggest new things and they try to improve their platform.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It has been a pretty good experience I will recommend it as an optional product if you are done with other version controls.

JM

Jorge M.

Skuid

5.0
(9)

Customize Salesforce apps using less time, setup, and code.

Features

Total

11

40

21

features in common

11

features in common

Skuid's unique features

  • Drag & Drop

  • Web Forms

  • Forms Management

  • Data Visualization

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Database Support

  • Code Development

  • Data Import/Export

  • Change Management

AppSheet

4.8
(502)

Mobile app creation for technical and non-technical users

Features

Total

16

53

21

features in common

16

features in common

AppSheet's unique features

  • Authentication

  • Pre-built Templates

  • Prototype Creation

  • Offline Access

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Version Control

  • For Developers

  • Software Development

  • Code Editing

Starting from

$5/month

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about AppSheet's value for money

Sometime errors are confusing and it takes time to figure out what is wrong. Contacting Customer Support through email is slow.

PM

Pamela M.

Appsheet was the perfect solution. The app was simple to create and connect to the data and the support received during development and before paying a penny has been great.

DJ

David J.

Composer 2

4.6
(8)

Visual enterprise-grade low code mobile app builder

Features

Total

6

19

21

features in common

6

features in common

Composer 2's unique features

  • Drag & Drop

  • Collaborative Development

  • Workflow Management

  • Role-Based Permissions

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Editing

  • Source Control

  • Change Management

  • Integrated Development Environment

Sematext Cloud

4.8
(27)

Cloud-based application and infrastructure monitoring tool

Features

Total

5

89

21

features in common

5

features in common

Sematext Cloud's unique features

  • Data Modeling

  • Transaction Monitoring

  • Customizable Dashboard

  • Network Resource Management

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Editing

  • Web/Mobile App Development

  • Database Support

  • Mobile Development

Starting from

$9/month

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about Sematext Cloud's value for money

Sematext support was overall positive and they are super helpful when integrating with the tech stack.

GS

Guru S.

Sematext is very easy to navigate by providing a nice interface environment without complicated clutter. The documentation is also amazing.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

InVision App

4.6
(654)

Web & mobile app prototype design-to-development platform

Features

Total

4

55

21

features in common

4

features in common

InVision App's unique features

  • Historical Reporting

  • Drag & Drop

  • Whiteboard

  • Graphical Workflow Editor

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Editing

  • Source Control

  • Code Development

  • Database Support

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about InVision App's value for money

Importing artboards from sketch could sometimes be pain in the ass, it just wont sync with sketch.

KS

Klemen S.

What I like most about InVision is how easy it is to share and collaborate with important people within the organization.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Plesk

4.7
(112)

Simplified WebOps and web hosting

Features

Total

9

41

21

features in common

9

features in common

Plesk's unique features

  • Compression

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Encryption

  • Customizable Branding

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Code Editing

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Data Import/Export

  • Web/Mobile App Development

Starting from

8/month

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Plesk's value for money

I really like that it is so easy to setup and that there is a great amount of information in the user forums and plesk help sections.

Joel H.

I have had some great years with Plesk. Great price for the ease of use and functionality.

Joel H.

Google Cloud Platform

4.7
(1.1K)

Modular platform for computing, hosting, storage & more

Features

Total

6

80

21

features in common

6

features in common

Google Cloud Platform's unique features

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported

  • Capacity Analytics

  • Templates

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Version Control

  • Source Control

  • For Developers

  • Integrated Development Environment

Starting from

$0.01

Value for money

4.4

0.1

4.5

What users say about Google Cloud Platform's value for money

It is charged in dollar which makes it very expensive for people living in countries where the local currency is weak compared to the US dollar.

Matheus N.

I have a very nice and professional experience with Google Cloud Platform, because I build and invest in my cloud with full confidence. Because I know that my content is fully secure and safe.

Iqra Z.

Buddy

4.8
(118)

The simplest CI/CD tool ever made

Features

Total

13

35

21

features in common

13

features in common

Buddy's unique features

  • Build Log

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Software Testing Management

  • Customizable Templates

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Data Import/Export

  • Code Editing

Starting from

$75/month

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Buddy's value for money

Great product, I started to use it about a year ago and looking forward into new features, recommended to few friends with startup and they love it. Very nice design and many visual integrations.

VI

Viatcheslav I.

With Buddy I was able to consolidate my deployment tools, and save money. The platform is super intuitive and more powerful than what we were using previously.

Kris J.

Shopney

4.9
(8)

Native mobile app builder for Shopify brands

Features

Total

9

22

21

features in common

9

features in common

Shopney's unique features

  • Feature Library

  • Social Media Integration

  • Design Templates

  • No-Code

IntelliJ IDEA's unique features

  • For Developers

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Data Import/Export

  • Source Control

ASP.NET Zero

4.9
(14)

Web and mobile application development software