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IntelliJ IDEA Alternatives for Chrome OS

IntelliJ IDEA is not available for Chrome OS but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Chrome OS alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA and seven of them are available for Chrome OS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Chrome OS alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA are Android Studio, Caret, Text and Zed Code Editor.

IntelliJ IDEA alternatives are mainly IDEs but may also be Code Editors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of IntelliJ IDEA.
This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
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IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java for developing computer software. It is...

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  1. Visual Studio Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.

    Visual Studio Code vs IntelliJ IDEA opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Visual Studio Code is still a legitimate alternative to IntelliJ IDEA, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Ranogard

    Claiming that vscode is "just a text editor" is outrageous. For example "mousepad" does not feature debuggers, pylint support or git support. If this is a text editor, then the line between text editor and IDE is a very thin one.

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    mohsenr7596

    Visual Studio Code is a text editor and is not an IDE

    Top negative comment  over 5 years ago
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    hundvd7

    Merely a (very smart) text editor. If you have less than 10 files in a project, it's perfect. Otherwise, an IDE will be the clearly superior choice.

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    it isn't a ide like idea, it's a text editor!

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    It is not an IDE and does not have as good java support

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    Only a better text editor than an IDE !

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    It is more a code editor than an IDE like Intellij is.

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  2. Android Studio is the official[7] integrated development environment (IDE) for Google's Android operating system, built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development.

    Android Studio vs IntelliJ IDEA opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Android Studio is a great alternative to IntelliJ IDEA.
    tijmen

    Android Studio and IntelliJ are essentially the same, the only difference is the logo.

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    Android Studio is specifically for Android projects.

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  3. Caret

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Caret is a lightweight-but-powerful programmer's editor running as a Chrome Packaged App. Inspired by Sublime and built on top of the Ace editing component, it offers:

  4. Text

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Text.app is a simple text editor for Chrome OS and Chrome. It's fast, lets you open multiple files at once, has syntax highlighting, and saves to Google Drive on Chrome OS.

  5. Zed Code Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Zed is a fully offline-capable text and code editor you can use to edit files locally, on Dropbox, or remotely on any server. It has all the code editor features you'd expect and more:

    Discontinued

    Latest commit 661ba3a on May 11, 2015. See https://github.com/zedapp/zed



  6. Caret-T

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Fork of Caret Editor that has full Tern integration (Intellisense for Javascript)

  7. Caret Mod

    • FreeProprietary
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    This modified Caret is optimized for Japanese.

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