What's the difference between IDEA Community Edition and Ultimate?



I love this IDE very much, and I’m using Community Edition right now. I’m just wondering if Ultimate has any additional benefits for Android development. If so, what are those benefits?


No, for Android Dev only the UE (Ultimate Edition) it is not probably worth the money. The CE (Community Edition) supplies you with most (if not all) what you actually need to develop a real-world Android project.

IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition is very much worth his money if you have to use it for a wider spectrum of languages/frameworks/projects.

Have a look at the comparative table here:


As you can see, if you have to use it for web development, or in an enterprise-level environement, you will have to buy the UE. For Java/Android only, the UE is quite an overkill.

Answered By – AlexBottoni

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