IntelliJ IDEA Introduces Breakthrough Voice Control Functionality

Egor Malyshev

IntelliJ IDEA 8.1 brings you a full-fledged voice control plugin to help you code even faster than before.

Now you can associate a voice command with any action — just like a keyboard or mouse shortcut, and IntelliJ IDEA will literally listen to you, immediately carrying out the required action when you speak the magic words.

To see this feature in action, watch this short live demo we have prepared for you.

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16 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA Introduces Breakthrough Voice Control Functionality

  1. warjan says:

    April 1, 2009

    I’m speechless :D.

  2. fastTypist says:

    April 1, 2009

    This is really cool! Works great for me. Still having some little issues with the mic sensitivity though.

  3. dric says:

    April 1, 2009

    Any support for pair programming planned? I miss the ability to switch the voice scheme quickly. Or am I missing something?

  4. Stephan Anft says:

    April 1, 2009

    Nice one! I am just hoping that Intellij IDEA 9 will bring the “Brain control plugin” on April, 1st next year 😉

  5. Egor Malyshev says:

    April 1, 2009

    dric, voice schemes are on the to-do list. You might want to check EAP soon for an update 🙂

  6. Wesslan says:

    April 1, 2009

    “Produce great code!”
    “Produce great code, please?”
    *Producing great code*

  7. Alex Alessandra says:

    April 1, 2009

    Nice feature, I already use it when I’m late at work.
    Here’s how:
    1) Phone office and ask your collegue to turn on your pc and everything.
    2) Ask him to leave the receiver by the mic.
    3) Code by voice while fast driving.
    4) Issue a bug ticket whenever you need to repair your car bumpers wrecked by some tree / guardrail / other car on the way to the office.
    Just to remind that today is April 1st…

  8. Gordo n J Milne says:

    April 1, 2009

    I spy a “lirpaloof”!

  9. dan says:

    April 4, 2009

    was this a 1st of april joke? can not find any trace of it on the plugins site. remember I saw it once.

  10. Jan says:

    December 10, 2013

    Pair programming is THE FEATURE I miss. Definitly

    or JetBrains internally or
    Floobits integration

    Please prefer that instead of “Voice controlling”

  11. Mark says:

    February 8, 2015

    Am assuming this feature (voice control) has been shelved? Searched through support material and can’t find anything on it. Found this by searching Google with: “code by voice intellij”

    Thank you.

  12. Peter O'Brien says:

    September 16, 2015

    This was an hilarious April fools prank.

    Seriously though this feature should now be available with speech recognition software improving leaps and bounds of late

  13. Prashant says:

    June 1, 2016

    Is this some kind of joke, I am serious;y searching for this feature and just wasted 10 minutes watching a video which doesn’t have anything to do with voice control

  14. Satan says:

    May 15, 2018

    Not funny kurwa =(

  15. Matt says:

    February 1, 2020

    It’s pathetic that Jetbrains have not made this ha ha joke into reality. It’s like Google making a prank for “faster searches” or Apple making a prank for “improved usability of software”. Ha ha

    You have other companies like and other sites now actually doing this. But I want to keep using Android Studio. Hello Jetbrains..

  16. eliud gonzalez says:

    May 13, 2020

    wait…so this doesn.t work, cause i downloaded hopeing it worked but i cant find a way to use it!!


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