5 IntelliJ Plugins for Pros

Daily enhancements which make IntelliJ easier, more friendly, and quicker to use

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I suppose you could say I’m a bit of a JetBrains-family of IDEs polyglot. It’s not uncommon to see me using IntelliJ, WebStorm, AppCode, and DataGrip. And the estranged child called Android Studio.

During my tenure as a satisfied JetBrains developer, I’ve tried out a good selection of IDE plugins, and there are just a few that stand out above the others and add an exceptional shine to my daily development experience. Over the next several minutes, I’d like to introduce you to a boiled-down list of my favorite plugins. These addons are ones that you’ll find on almost all installations of my JetBrains IDEs.