1. Download IntelliJ IDEA for you platform
IntelliJ IDEA is cross-platform and runs on
Mac OS X
The latest version for any platform you can download on the
The previous versions you can download
2. IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition or Ultimate?
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IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
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3. How can I get IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for free?
Develop an open-source project? Show your commits and get a personal license for free!
Student or take classes? Ask your trainer or teacher to get a classroom license for free!
Develop for a company? Convince your boss to
a commercial license!
4. How do I install IntelliJ IDEA on my platform?
Windows: Run the .exe file and follows steps of the
Mac OS X: Open the
package and drag/copy IntelliJ IDEA to the application folder.
archive and run
5. How do I customize the IDE on the first run?
When you run the IDE for the first run it will offer you to choose the plugins you would like to use. Later you will be able to change your choice in
Settings → Plugins
6. I used another IDE before. What to do?
If you worked with Eclipse before we suggest to read the
. Be prepared for the fact that your life will change forever (in a good way).
7. How to get started with IntelliJ IDEA?
Check out tutorials and how-to guides on the
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and watch the latest video tutorials.
See the keymap in
Help → Default Keymap Reference
or on our
8. How do I submit the feedback?
The most easy and efficient way to get heard is to submit an issue into our
Have a problem or just an idea how to make the user experience better? - Don’t hesitate to create an issue. The developer team will come up with help shortly.
Another option to submit feedback or get help from developer community is to ask on the
. Probably someone already knows a solution.