Can you use IntelliJ for commercial use?

Yes, both IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition and PyCharm Community Edition IDEs (Community IDEs) can be used for developing proprietary and commercial software. The only exceptions are related to creating derivative products or commercializing the Community IDEs.

Are JetBrains licenses transferable?

Yes, with our prior written consent. Please contact sales for more information and further assistance with transferring licensing to another company.

How do I transfer IntelliJ license to another computer?

Select the license you want to transfer, click Manage, and choose Transfer to another team. Select the new team you will move the license into, then click Transfer.

Is IntelliJ community open source?

The IntelliJ Platform has a lot of overlap with the IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, the free and Open Source edition of IntelliJ IDEA. The source code for both projects is hosted at GitHub. The core components include a Virtual File System, a Text Editor, a UI framework, a Debugger, and a Test Runner.

Can I use my personal license for commercial development?

Yes, you can use your license for any kind of development. However, only you may use your personal license; you may not share it with others. Also your company cannot pay, reimburse, or in any way finance your personal license.

Can I use my personal license at work and at home?

Yes, you can use your personal license at work as well as at home. You can use it working on your personal projects as well as your projects in your company.

Can I use Jetbrains personal license on multiple computers?

Yes. Under our current subscription model, you may run multiple personal licensed copies of the IDE at the same time across multiple operating systems (like on laptop and desktop for remote debugging client/server apps). This also applies to the All Products pack.

Can I install my IntelliJ license on multiple computers?

Yes. Different IDEs from a personal or commercial All Products pack license may be used simultaneously on a single machine or on multiple machines.

How many computers can I use my IntelliJ license on?


Follow. Two or more users cannot use one license at the same time. It is possible for two users to share a license if they do not work simultaneously; however if both users must work simultaneously, each active user must have their own license.

Do you need a license for IntelliJ?

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition and IntelliJ IDEA Edu are free and can be used without any license. You cannot upgrade to IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate: download and install it separately as described in Install IntelliJ IDEA.

Is IntelliJ better than Vscode?

“Fantastically intelligent”, “Best-in-class ide” and “Many languages support” are the key factors why developers consider IntelliJ IDEA; whereas “Powerful multilanguage IDE”, “Fast” and “Front-end develop out of the box” are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.

How do I get a free IntelliJ license?

All active Java Champions can apply immediately to get IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for free at Be sure to include the link to your active listing on

How do I extend my IntelliJ license?

To renew your free license for another year, use the dedicated link in your JetBrains Account, or a link from the automatic email reminder we send out one week before your subscription expires.

What is the difference between IntelliJ community and Ultimate?

The free IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, built on open source code, is for pure JVM development. The paid IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate is designed for full-stack and enterprise development, supporting a wide range of backend and frontend frameworks and technologies.

Can I use IntelliJ Ultimate for free?

Yes, we do. Students and teachers are eligible to use the JetBrains All Products Pack (which includes IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, ReSharper Ultimate, as well as our other IDEs and tools) free of charge for educational purposes.

Is IntelliJ better than Eclipse?

A: Eclipse is better than IntelliJ for large and complex projects. This is because it indexes the entire project during startup. IntelliJ IDEA, however, outshines Eclipse when it comes to dealing with existing projects. In this case, IntelliJ IDEA delivers better performance than Eclipse.

What happens when JetBrains license expires?

If your license expired less than a year ago, your new subscription is available at 25% off the new license price. The renewed subscription will be extended for one year from the previous license expiration date.