IntelliJ IDEA

RATING:

4.7

(1216)

About IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA 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. IntelliJ IDEA comes in two editions: ■ IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate – the full-featured commercial version for Java and Kotlin, web, and enterprise development. ■ IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition – the free version, built on open source, for pure Java and Kotlin development.

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2023
Software Advice's FrontRunners report ranks top products based on user reviews, which helps businesses find the right software.

IntelliJ IDEA Pricing

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: $16.90 per month or Annual Billing - $169 for 1st year, $135 for 2nd year, $101 from 3rd year onward - For Organizations: $59.90 per month or Annual Billing - $599 per user for 1st year, $479 for 2nd year, $359 from 3rd year onwardo

Starting price: 

$16.90 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Slide 1 of 6

IntelliJ IDEA Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for IntelliJ IDEA

1 - 5 of 1,215 Reviews

Phil

Writing and Editing, 1 employee

Used unspecified

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed May 2024

IntelliJ IDEA Review: One Stop Shop.

User Profile

Ravindu

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2019

A thought on IntelliJ IDEA

I used this for more than 5 big projects in spring boot framework. I never had any issues. Easy configuring maven dependencies and can run or debug the application with a small simple configuration. Also support frondend frameworks without any issue.

PROS

Quickly adjusting the project along with indexing files. Can found huge no of plugins for this software. Great support from company. Perfect for JAVA as suggestions and highly supports for the java. Can easily run or debug the application. Highly support for GIT and for all new major frontend frameworks also. Light weighted compared to other java IDEs'.

CONS

A bit complicate for beginners to use the software. Slow indexing in large projects.

Reason for choosing IntelliJ IDEA

very fast, easy to use, minimum configuration, recommended by alot of people.

Reasons for switching to IntelliJ IDEA

very fast, easy to use, minimum configuration compared to netbeans.

User Profile

Matthew

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed 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.

MIKHAIL

Internet, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2019

It was good, now it worse

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.

Anonymous

51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

A must for every Sofware Engineer

PROS

Ease of use. It always works. It improves my working experience and productivity. It enhances the quality of my software.

CONS

The fact that the AI assistant has a different pricing model.