IntelliJ IDEA Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

IntelliJ IDEA

Integrated development environment for Java developers

4.73/5 (872 reviews)

IntelliJ IDEA Pricing

Starting from: $14.90/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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

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IntelliJ IDEA Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • 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.Chase B.Read the full review
  • 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.Trent E.Read the full review
  • 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.Read the full review

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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • Sometimes when it lost connection (access token) to github it randomly asks for the password again, without giving proper context.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • At this point I don't think there are any features that I think are missing.Benjamin W.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about IntelliJ IDEA's pricing:

Olivier JM M.

Probably the best IDE out there

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

Fast development and compilation and supports multiple languages out of the box, it is always a joy using it.

Pros
IntelliJ IDEA is one of the best IDE I have used ever, it has smart intellisense, it runs big and small projects fasts, it has lots of tools and plugins built in and allows further customization.

Cons
The price could be a little cheaper to make it affordable to engineers in developing countries who can't afford the same amount it is currently priced at.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Michael K.

Great Development Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-15
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using IntelliJ for a few years now. It is much cleaner and faster than Eclipse. We have developers using both tools and the Eclipse devs tend to have a lot of weird issues with things then never seem to happen with Intellij. It is a great product.

Pros
Fast Easy to use Clean interface Full of features Lots of plug-ins

Cons
Price. Just the price. For a single developer could be prohibitive, but for a company it is relatively cheap.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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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Trent E.

The best Java IDE on the market

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

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. I mean, I could type out System.Out.Println() in just 8 keystrokes with S-tab-.-O-tab-.-P-tab. That's one example, but nearly 100% of the development experience is like that. The tab autocompletes with suggestions (so it won't let you tab .toString on an int, for example) is a lifesaver when it comes to development. Beyond that, IntelliJ will (almost) always automatically import whatever package you need instead of having to search for it yourself. Most of the time this will come up with the class name appearing read with a little message over it saying, "Import this package" and with a simple "Option-enter" (on a Mac, I'm not sure what the Windows shortcut is), the package will instantly be imported to the top of the file. Running code in the IDE is seamless and (generally) helpful error messages and a built-in debugger make the whole experience so much easier. I love IntelliJ IDEA and would definitely be willing to pay to use it on my own now that I'm not in school anymore.

Pros
- Super easy to use interface - Automatic generation of common methods like getters, setters, constructors, and toString() - Tab auto-completes and suggestions - Clear and understandable error messages (well, most of the time) - Free licenses for students - Both light and dark themes - (Mostly) automatic import of packages

Cons
- Cost if not a student/educator. There's a 30-day free trial and beyond that, the licenses are subscription-based. They're not super cheap (I think around $100 for a year) but it's not a terrible price for an amazing product, especially if you're going to be developing in Java a lot.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Amazing IDE

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using it since my first steps with Java as a backend developer, I used it even for mobile and frontend projects. I really like it.

Pros
It is a complete suite for software development, either back end or front end.

Cons
The price, to have a license is too expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ancy A.

A desirable IDE for Java Development

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using IntelliJ IDEA for writing the Backend code for an Application. The best thing I found is that it is very easy to debug our code since it shows all the value of variables and steps in the console at the same time of running App..

Pros
The reasons why I like this software: 1) IntelliJ needs Minimal setup for getting up and Ready. 2)Support for the Version Control system like Git. 3)It's very easy to Debug our code

Cons
1) Sometimes IntelliJ is a bit slow and it takes time to get started. 2) The price of the Ultimate Edition seems to be a slight Expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Román Josué d.

The best IDEA to develop in Java is to use IntelliJ

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

Developing with Java using Spring, Hibernate, Maven, and other frameworks. Also great choice if you want to develop an API or the backend of a WaveMaker application.

Pros
IntelliJ is a great IDE for Java Developers. Before using it, I've tried NetBeans and Eclipse, and NetBeans was my favorite until I got introduced to IntelliJ IDEA. It's lighter than Netbeans, more modern like Eclipse, but it feels to add its own value that makes it a great choice over others IDEs. Debugging with IntelliJ is a good experience. The Maven integration is very neat and works great. In addition, IntelliJ provides a great intellisense, tips, and tools to ease your development.

Cons
The price might be somewhat high, but this is justified by the value provided by the IDE.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bogdan N.

Great IDE for Automated tests

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great value for price. Easy to configure and use for automated tests. Lean learning curve for new users.

Cons
The plugin library does not offer a large amount of tools to integrate with the IDE. No other cons to add.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

I cannot work without IntelliJ

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-28
Review Source: Capterra

I am in love with Jetbrains products and IntelliJ IDEA is the reason why. I cannot emphasize enough how important this product is for my workflow.

Pros
The Intellisense auto-completion is just great and once you get used to the shortcuts, productivity gets boosted 10x to 20x. I install plugins for all languages that I require and one IDE takes care of everything.

Cons
The price itself of the product might seem expensive but I think it's definitely value for money. The keyboard shortcuts are different than VSCode or other editors that people use so it might make migration tough for those users but one can always reconfigure shortcuts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sherry G.

Great IDE

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

The experience has been fabulous. Programming has never been so easy.

Pros
Using intelliJ IDEA for advance java and maven projects is a great tool. I have used other spring suite and tools and all are great. From profession point of view it provides more features. It's price is worthwhile.

Cons
It's price a point that can be improved, although, The cost is worthwhile. It's easy to install, use and deploy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Very Good IDE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It is the best IDE out there for PHP and has a toolbox subscription that gives access to there other IDE's for a low price that goes down the longer you have it.

Cons
The software can use a lot of memory and be slow sometimes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

easier to use and simple to make debbuging

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

Simple to navigate into source code and debug

Pros
+ Excellent application to debug code + Support a lot platforms and very useful to to switch between projects + I never took some problem with memory + I dont have any comments about cons, because I used for python, grails, groovy, java and javascript to debug code and actually work like swiss watch

Cons
+ I think that the price is very expensive, but the free version I very useful + Maybe should unify all IDE s

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Pascal L.

The powerhouse IDE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

From writing Java and Groovy code, or even jenkins pipeline. It ease up the writing of the code!

Pros
IDEA is a complete IDE. It doesn't only cover Java, but pretty much any language with proper plugin. Ho did I mention plugin! This IDE is full of them.

Cons
Licences for IDEA are a bit expensive. Yes you get a super IDE. But still, the price is a bit too much.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Issahar W.

The best IDE I've ever used.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very clever. Understands what you need and allows you to do it with ease. Very customizable. The refactoring tool is the best there is. I'm working with Kotlin now, and it's a match made in heaven.

Cons
The price - subscription model is not the way to go, and it's a little expensive. Although there is a free community edition.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

One of the best editors in the Market. Coders Delight

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

One of the best editors in the Market. Coders Delight

Pros
Ease of use Variety of third party plugins Light Weight Supports multiple coding languages.

Cons
Pricing - A little highly priced for enterprise solution.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ivan O.

Great IDE, the best on market although the price is a bit higher

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great IDE, it is so easy to use a lot of features and plugins available for free, it is also almost bug free

Cons
price is a bit high for regular users, it is even more expensive for business users. It could be a bit lower imo

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shagevan P.

Review for IntelliJ IDEA

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
IntelliJ is really an awesome intelligent IDE which is used by me to develop JAVA,PYTHON application. It's vey much user friendly in suggestions and handy in developing software. It is integrated with other language development tools like SQL client, maven/gradle/ant scripting support. The main feature i love in it is it's Debugger tool which save a lot of time for developers in finding bugs and dig deeper in to it.

Cons
It is too much Resource consuming when running multiple processes when compared with ECLIPSE. and also it Pricing is much expensive in my perspective.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Amazing IDE for testing Automation

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
A work as a tester doing automation -Debbug and inspect code is amazing with this IDE -It useless resources than Eclipse -Works great with: Java and jbheave, Grails and cucumber, Javascript and nightwatch

Cons
It does not have as many plugin like Eclipse It is not a complete open source tool Maybe the price is a little bit expensive

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Robert G.

More Productivity For A Premium Price

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-13
Review Source: Capterra

In the end, the excellent workflow/UI and the focus on productivity far outweighs the cost and any minor quirks in tools. All things considered I believe it offers a significant value proposition as I've found myself (an only occasional programmer) to be much more productive with it than with competing products.

Pros
Overall, the focus on productivity and workflow is my favorite aspect of it. I've used other JetBrains products and generally love their tools and the general workflow/way they layout their user interface. Compared to some of the more "What You See is What You Get" alternatives or IDEs that take a bit more customization to feel "right", I can say that the immediacy and convenience of JetBrain's approach to the workflow is excellence.

Cons
As with other JetBrains products, for non-open-source projects you will be paying a premium price for their premium product. Also, there are a few edges that could be smoothed out in some of the View windows and the way they display errors. I think preferences regarding Tools, refactoring, and error reporting are slightly different for everyone but there were some things that took a little getting used to coming from Eclipse.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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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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Anonymous

IntelliJ IDE is the best ide in the market for development and has good syntax highlighting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

Best IDE for code development

Pros
Best code auto completion, syntax highlighting, code correction etc, UI is also good and clean, has lot of features and supports multiple programming languages

Cons
Pricing, its heavily priced and RAM bulky and performance stinking IDE so moved to visual code just because of this nature

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Stefan K.

Just that bit extra

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-14
Review Source: Capterra

Great software at a reasonable pricing level with great support.

Pros
There are loads of free alternatives if you are looking for a proper IDE. The Intelli products for me just offer that bit extra in terms of functionality or quality that justifies paying for my usage.

Cons
Not too much, the only thing I really dislike is the way they roll-out new versions of their software as often it doesn't fully respect the settings and preferences of earlier installs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Matteo B.

Overcomplicated

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- tons of features and functionality - good VCS integration

Cons
- price - too complicated - non-intuitive UX

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Gaurav L.

Amazing! Slowly getting there!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

I think this is one of the best IDE out there in the market, which can process faster, run simultaneously with other apps, and looks aesthetically pleasing, but it still has a long way to go when it comes to integration with other apps, public reach, and pricing.

Pros
1. It is faster than Vscode when it comes to processing speed 2. Compiling code and packaging for Gradle is inbuilt 3. If you have worked on IntelliJ, you can work with any other IDE 4. Cool dark theme makes you feel like a developer

Cons
1. Do not have many plugins as compared to VSCode 2. Does not come integrated with windows terminal, need to configure it manually 3. Ultimate version is the best, but it is very expensive. 4. Too many configurations on the server-side.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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NISITHA A.

Best IDE without crashing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

it save my time by giving me a fast coding tool

Pros
intellij idea is a fast IDE without crashes.

Cons
prices are some what high comparing to other IDEs

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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