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PyCharm Review

PyCharm OUR SCORE 87%
starting price $8.90
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  1. What is PyCharm
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is PyCharm ?

PyCharm is an IDE for Python created by JetBrains for professional developers. It is equipped with all the tools that developers would need to improve their coding productivity such as intelligent code assistance. Aside from that, PyCharm also helps developers increase the quality of their code through framework support, intelligent refactoring, testing aid, quality checks, and many more. Thanks to this, programmers are able to spend more time writing good codes instead of debugging. The user interface is very customizable as well, users are able to design it however they prefer. For enhancing and extending the functionality of the system, users can choose from over 50 plugins to install in their PyCharm.

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PyCharm features

Main features of PyCharm are:

  • Customizable UI
  • Auto-Indentation
  • Code Folding
  • Extract Method
  • Conda Integration
  • Renaming & Moving Function
  • File Watchers
  • Inline Debugger
  • Integration
  • Step into My Code
  • Refactoring Extraction
  • Local History
  • Keyboard Schemes
  • Code Analysis
  • JavaScript Debugger
  • Built-In Visual Merge Tool
  • Code Selection Shortcuts
  • IPython Notebook Integration
  • SQL Injection
  • Find Symbol Usages
  • Docstring Stub Generation
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Configurable Code Styles
  • NumPy Array Viewer
  • CoffeeScript & TypeScript
  • Vagrant
  • web2py
  • Interactive Console
  • Conversion Module
  • Editor Actions
  • Code Completion
  • Code Formatter
  • Python Console
  • Quick Fixes
  • Plugins
  • Docker Integration
  • Quick Definition/Documentation View
  • Intention Actions
  • Multiple Carets & Selections
  • Duplicate Detector
  • Editable Language Injections
  • Remote Interpreter
  • Multi-Process Debugging
  • Bookmarks & To-Dos
  • Scientific Stack Support
  • Run/Debug Configurations
  • Console
  • Django Support
  • Database Tools
  • Internationalization Options
  • Code Snippets
  • SSH Remote Tools
  • Code Commenting
  • SQLAlchemy Support
  • Robust Search
  • Node.js & AngularJS Support
  • BDD Integration
  • Google App Engine Support
  • Python Profiler
  • Lens Mode
  • Error Highlighting
  • External Documentation View
  • Auto Code Formatting
  • Pyramid Support
  • Go to Function
  • Go to Declaration
  • Built-In Terminal
  • Auto Code Generation
  • Thread Concurrency Visualization
  • Unit Testing
  • Vim Emulation
  • Multi-Environment Testing
  • Mako & Jinja2 Support
  • Templates Debugging
  • Editor Color Schemes
  • Diff Viewer
  • Signature Change
  • Database Access & Modification

PyCharm Benefits


The main benefits of PyCharm are the intelligent code assistant feature, multiple framework support, seamless sharing capability through IPython, cross-platform and remote development features, native developer tools in the system, and its highly customizable user interface. Here are more details:

Smart code assistant

Developers using PyCharm are continually aided by smart code assistance for quick fixes, error pinpointing, inspections, and code completion. Through this, productivity is enhanced since codes are automatically completed and there will be no need to look for errors to fix manually. The IDE provides a rich navigation system as well, allowing developers to quickly find the location of the code they are looking for.

Multiple framework support

Framework support is provided by PyCharm for Python developers by offering assistance for web2py, Pyramid, Google App Engine, Flask, and Django. Thanks to this, required tools by various web developers are within their reach in just a single platform. This saves businesses the money they would’ve used for purchasing separate products.

IPython integration

PyCharm can seamlessly integrate with IPython (Jupyter) notebook, which allows developers to easily share their documents with their colleagues. Working together makes it possible to finish the development tasks faster.

Cross-platform compatibility

PyCharm facilitates the development of code for multiple platforms such as HTML, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, and JavaScript. This cross-platform support empowers developers to be more productive by requiring only a single screen to perform a variety of tasks.

Remote development

Development tasks can be done remotely with PyCharm. With the help of tools for remote development, users are able to test, run, debug, and deploy codes and applications on remote hosts. For this reason, PyCharm is equipped with integrated ssh terminal as well as Vagrant and Docker connections.

Integrated developer tools

The platform is packaged together with various tools that extend its capabilities. Example of such tools are the ones used for conducting visual debugging, running code in various Python environments, support towards version control systems, and others.

Highly customizable interface

PyCharm is user-friendly, as evident by its highly customizable user interface, which can be tweaked and tailored by developers to however they want. Having the settings and configurations they are most comfortable to work with results to improved productivity.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

PyCharm Integrations

The following PyCharm integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • JetBrains YouTrack
  • Yappi
  • Trac
  • cProfile
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Redmine
  • Vagrant
  • Pivotal Tracker
  • Conda
  • Lighthouse
  • GitHub
  • Docker
  • IPython (Jupyter) Notebook


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Pricing Plans

PyCharm pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial