The Best IntelliJ plugins

What are the top 10 IntelliJ plugins? Everyone has its own choice. So do we. Here we bring you our top 9 IntelliJ plugins.

1. Grep Console

Allows you to define a series of regular expressions. They will be tested against the console output or file. Each expression matching a line will affect the style of the entire line, or play a sound. For example, error messages could be set to show up with a red background.

2. JRebel for IntelliJ

JRebel is a productivity tool that allows developers to reload code changes instantly. It skips the rebuild, restart, and redeploy cycle common in Java development. JRebel enables developers to get more done in the same amount of time and stay in the flow while coding.

3. Maven Helper

A must-have plugin for working with Maven. Provides actions to run/debug the current test file. If maven-surefire-plugin is configured to skip or exclude the test, ‘verify’ goal will be used. It also provides actions to run/debug maven goals for a module that contains the current file and an easy way to find and exclude conflicting dependencies.


4. BashSupport

Bash language support for the IntelliJ platform. Supports syntax highlighting, rename refactoring, documentation lookup, inspections, quick fixes and much more.


5. SQL Query Plugin

A tool for executing SQL statements through a JDBC connection. It features syntax highlighting, executing multiple statements at once, highlighting of primary and foreign keys, editing of results, and much more.

6. IdeaVim

Vim emulation plug-in for IDEs based on the IntelliJ platform. IdeaVim supports many Vim features including normal/insert/visual modes, motion keys, deletion/changing, marks, registers, some Ex commands, Vim regexps, configuration via ~/.ideavimrc, macros, window commands, etc.

7. LiveEdit

Provides live edit HTML/CSS/JavaScript.
Be aware:
CSS/JavaScript sync and element highlighting are not working if Web Inspector is opened
Usability issue with the “plugin is debugging this tab” info bar.


8. BrowseWordAtCaret

Allows to easily browse next/previous word at caret and highlight other appearances of the selected word. Usage: Browse with CTRL-ALT-UP, CTRL-ALT-DOWN (note: on default-keymap, this shortcut is also for next/previous occurrence).


9. Shifter

Detects type of selection, line or keyword at caret and shifts it “up” or “down” on keyboard shortcut. If there’s only one shiftable word in a line, it can be shifted without the caret touching it. Lowercase/uppercase or lower case with the upper first character of shifted words is maintained.

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