Launching Android tools right from IntelliJ IDEA


This is a post from MobileTech conference in Munich, Germany where we enjoy talking to a bunch of mobile developers about IntelliJ IDEA for Android and AppCode for iOS. And we thought like sharing with you one more feature coming in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1.

With the latest IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 EAP you can easily launch Android tools such as DDMS, Hierarchy Viewer and Draw 9 Patch right from the IDE. New actions are available in Tools | Android menu.

For a proper interaction with ADB we highly recommend launching DDMS from the IDE, not from a file manager or command line. If you want to launch it from the outside of the IDE or launch Eclipse+ADT without closing IntelliJ IDEA, please disable ADB service from Tools menu before it.

Please feel free to give us feedback in comments here or submit bug reports in our tracker.

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4 Responses to Launching Android tools right from IntelliJ IDEA

  1. Fredrik says:

    March 28, 2012

    This and other recent feature additions are great, but you’re a whole cycle late with the Android feature set. What’s in 11 is what I expected for 10. You’re fast, but the world is faster… Eclipse is a crappy IDE but beats IDEA any day for Android development because of the tools and the integrations, which is a shame, really. Maybe this disadvantage could be leveraged by a closer relation to Google?

  2. yole says:

    March 28, 2012

    Right now we’re increasing our investment in Android development tools, and we hope that you will no longer have this feeling when the EAP for IntelliJ IDEA 12 begins.

  3. Bot01 says:

    March 29, 2012

    Yole: Those are great news. Android dev is really important to me and I don’t want to use the shitty Eclipse for it.

  4. David says:

    December 19, 2012

    Is there any way to customise the location of individual android tools? With the latest update to the ADT package it seems some have moved.


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