JetBrains switches its desktop products to subscription model under the JetBrains Toolbox umbrella

Renowned vendor lowers the entry barrier for its desktop tools for software developers by moving to monthly and yearly plans

September 3, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic, September 3, 2015 — JetBrains®, a renowned vendor of professional tools for software developers, today announced JetBrains Toolbox and the move to a subscription-based model for its desktop tools, effective November 2, 2015.

JetBrains Toolbox includes JetBrains desktop products for developers, now to be available on a monthly or yearly subscription basis. The new unified distribution model for products in JetBrains Toolbox comes with a lower price tag and simplified license management. Customers can pick one or more tools in JetBrains Toolbox that best suit their current needs, or go for the ‘All products’ plan that features extra savings.

“Founded in 2000, JetBrains has grown from a one-product company to a trusted vendor of professional development tools for millions of end users. While this makes us proud, it also poses many challenges,” said Maxim Shafirov, JetBrains CEO. “With dozens of major and minor releases being published every year, it’s becoming difficult for customers to track all the different product versions and licenses and manage their budgets. You can see how moving to this new distribution model is the natural next step to making access to our products transparent and flexible—and pleasantly more affordable, too.”

The ‘All products’ plan is inspired by the evolving market and customer needs. An increasing number of developers are using multiple technologies to write software. JetBrains already provides tooling for a variety of programming languages including Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, C++, Python and Swift. The new distribution model reduces the cost of purchasing various desktop products and provides developers with the option to use what they want, when they want.

JetBrains’ portfolio of customers ranges from individual contractors and one-person shops to medium and very large organizations such as Toyota, Apple or MIT, many of whom are already using multiple tools from the JetBrains catalogue.

“This decision by JetBrains makes our job in purchasing and tech ops easier. We can get the developers the tools they need at a reasonable cost. We are thrilled,” commented Katie Gilmore of The Nerdery.

“The subscription model will make it a lot easier for us to add new licenses and always have the latest version of ReSharper accessible (this will make the developers very happy),” said Casper E. Andersen, Build and Release Engineer at NNIT A/S.

The upcoming changes will affect the following products: IntelliJ IDEA, AppCode, CLion, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm, ReSharper, ReSharper C++, dotTrace, dotCover, and dotMemory. There will be no change to the family of JetBrains server tools including YouTrack, TeamCity, Upsource, and Hub.

All JetBrains customers who have purchased or will purchase perpetual licenses for affected products prior to November 2, 2015, will be able to continue to use those licenses. All customers with active upgrade subscriptions will continue to receive the corresponding benefits until their subscriptions expire. JetBrains will be facilitating the transition to the new licensing model with attractive pricing plans for all its existing customers. For full details on available options and prices, please visit:

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. It maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Munich and Boston. JetBrains employs close to 600 people and is organically grown, with no external funding. Its product catalogue includes award-winning tools such as IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, and its IntelliJ Platform has been chosen by variety of companies to build their own tooling on, including Google’s Android Studio. For more information, see

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Note to Editors: JetBrains, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA, AppCode, CLion, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm, ReSharper, ReSharper C++, dotTrace, dotCover, dotMemory, TeamCity, YouTrack and Upsource are trademarks or registered trademarks of JetBrains, s.r.o. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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