About IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is an application development solution that helps businesses conduct code analysis, predict repetitive tasks, manage search processes, control versions, and more from within a unified platform. It enables staff members to detect duplicate code fragments, manage cross-language refactoring, and utilize keyboard shortcuts to detect and fix mistakes.

IntelliJ IDEA allows team members to utilize the integrated development environment (IDE) to automatically highlight variable changes and manage code debugging operations. With the test runner and coverage functionality, employees can perform unit testing across multiple frameworks, such as Cucumber, ScalaTest, Karma, Spock, and JUnit. Additionally, developers can access the coding assistance tool to run...


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864 Reviews of IntelliJ IDEA

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.73 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(661)

661

4 stars

(196)

196

3 stars

(13)

13

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(2)

2

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February 2021

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Matthew from Advanced Integrated Systems

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

2.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Powerful IDE worth the investment

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.

Reasons for Switching to IntelliJ IDEA

The integrated toolset, the number of plugins, the support and the speed of intelliJ puts all other java IDEs to shame.

October 2019

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Dulvin from WSO2

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

Awesome IDE for your daily JAVA related development

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

Reasons for Switching to IntelliJ IDEA

I felt the smooth experience and, the awesome support for Git, while being able to learn everything pretty easily wanting me to move to IntelliJ IDEA. I am glad that I made the move.

September 2021

Jose from Vimasistem

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2021

The best IDE

We work with a lot of languages, so IntelliJ is helpful because it adapts to the environment suggesting you some action buttons or the AI autocomplete (is really complete) that will increase your productivity

Pros

The IDE changes theire options to suggest actions based on the project that you are working, the autocomplete tool is really useful and precise, I think that is the best part. You can use it with A LOT of languages or frameworks. If you are a flutter developer you should try this.

Cons

I think the worst part is the price. If you're business is small or medium I think you wouldn't have the money to pay for it.

November 2021

Claudius from Claudius Iacob

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

1.0

November 2021

I would not recommend IJ for AS3 / Flex / AIR Development

Extremely bad experience. It was so bad that I started to build my own AS3 / Flex / AIR build engine; it overcomes the above problems and I can use it in place of IntelliJ's build & pack functionality. It will be on GitHub soon, look for ciacob/SIRIUS

Pros

It was an IDE that *somehow* filled the gap for AS3 / Flex / AIR developers after Flash Builder left the stage. With Moonshine not mature enough and Flash Developer being a rather unfriendly bunch of batch scripts that one would have to edit for things to kind-of-work, IntelliJ IDEA (plus the Flash/Flex/AIR plug-ins) stepped in to provide a solution, any solution at all.

Cons

I want to make it crystal clear that I mainly use IJ for AS3 / Flex / AIR development. I do not know whether its subpar behavior is rooted in those dedicated plugins. I did use IJ for developing some Node.js applications, and experience was a little better. But this review is ONLY about using IJ for AS3 / Flex / AIR development. I very much dislike pretty everything, but the worst are: - the build process: IJ does not do any work to ease SWC dependencies management; in a world where there are tools that analyze your code for imports and class instantiations and automatically match them against projects and libraries in your workspace (I build myself such a tool, it's name is SIRIUS and will be soon out on GitHub), IJ still wants you to add by hand 25+ dependencies. - SDK handling: as any Flex/AIR developer knows, AIR SDKs have to be overlaid on FLEX SDKs and this alone is a source for countless problems; add on top that SDKs are often shipped in incomplete form (*.jar and *.swc files have to be salvaged from older SDKs) and you understand how being able to quickly patch / swap / tinker with an AIR/Flex SDK and test it's in working condition could save the day. IJ maintains some long-life caching of file listings in every SDK you throw at it; this makes it practically impossible to alter an existing SDK and have the changes reflected. The only workaround I have been able to find was to rename the SDK, add it as a new SDK, and remove the older one. - indexi CHAR LIMIT HIT.

Reasons for Switching to IntelliJ IDEA

Flash Builder reached and of life (and when it did, it was already unsupported for many years; shame Adobe for letting a product die that was rather promising in its early life).

August 2021

Mirza from Computer Software

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

An amazing IDE, make my life so much easier!

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.

Reasons for Choosing IntelliJ IDEA

Better support for my langue of choice - if C# was my go-to language I'd prick MS Visual Studio most likely.

Reasons for Switching to IntelliJ IDEA

After comparing IntelliJ with the other IDEs, I realized that it's the best choice for coding in Java.