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CLion

A cross-platform IDE for C and C++

A power tool for a power language

Who wouldn’t like to code at the speed of thought while the IDE does all the mundane development tasks for them? But is that really possible for a tricky language like C++, what with its modern standards and heavily templated libraries? Why, yes, yes it is! See it to believe it.

Features like:

  • Smart C and C++ editor
  • Code analysis on the fly
  • Integrated debugger
  • Fully Integrated C/C++ Development Environment

CLion takes a lot of the toil out of C++, allowing me to concentrate on the interesting part: problem solving.

About

About CLion

Intelligent coding assistance

Trust CLion to take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Knowing your code through and through, it can boost your productivity with smart and relevant code completion, instant navigation and reliable refactorings.

Built-in tools and integrations

CLion is more than just an editor as it offers a powerful debugger and dynamic analysis tools to investigate and solve problems with ease, built-in Google Test, Boost.Test, Doctest and Catch for unit testing, many popular VCS supported out of the box and more.

Many languages—one IDE

CLion is designed for native cross-platform development in C and C++, as well as Rust and Swift. It also provides essential support for CMake language, Python, and popular web technologies (like JavaScript, XML, HTML, Markdown and others), and this also includes support for all the other languages that are available through bundled and repository plugins.

News

What’s New in CLion

The CLion 2022.2 release integrates better with CMake and CMake presets. The Quick Documentation popup has become a useful source of knowledge about your C++ and CMake code. Enhanced static and dynamic code analysis, better debugger integration, and performance improvements for remote and Docker toolchains help you develop more productively.

System

System requirements for CLion

  • Xcode 12.5-13.3
  • macOS 11 or higher
  • 2 GB free RAM minimum, 8 GB of total system RAM recommended
  • 2.5 GB hard disk space, SSD recommended
  • 1024×768 minimum screen resolution

Licensing

License Options

JetBrains uses a subscription-based licensing model, allowing you to purchase yearly subscriptions that include all bug-fix updates. The new licensing model also includes perpetual fallback license grants. When purchasing an annual subscription, you will immediately get a perpetual fallback license for the exact version available at the time of your purchase.

Commercial Annual Subscription for legal entities, including companies and organizations (both for-profit and non-profit), requiring the software for general commercial use. A legal entity may use the software under the Business Subscription on any computer, operating system, and by any developer within a legal entity, provided that the total number of concurrent users never exceeds the number of subscriptions purchased by that legal entity.

Commercial Annual Subscription includes

  • Free unlimited email access to technical support and online support resources for the period of the Business Subscription
  • Free generally available bug fix upgrades, minor releases and major releases for the licensed JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA edition for the period of the Business Subscription
  • Available to any legal entity (companies and organizations, including non-profit and government)
  • The license is owned by the legal entity, not by an individual
  • Non-transferable restriction: The software is restricted to the legal entity with no right to transfer. Companies and organizations can only transfer their licenses between employees and contractors.
  • The licensed purpose of the use is general commercial usage
  • Multi-user license – the total number of concurrent software users cannot exceed the number of purchased subscriptions
  • The license term is time-limited, based on yearly subscription payments
  • Perpetual fallback license: Your license is NOT perpetual. The new licensing model includes perpetual fallback license grants. A perpetual fallback license is a license that allows you to use a specific version of the software after your Business Subscription expires. The specific version of the software you can fall back to using when your Business Subscription expires will be the exact version available at the time of your purchase.

Comparison of Commercial and Personal License

Commercial Licence (Business and Organizations)

  • Available to: Any legal entity (companies and organisations, including non-profit and government)
  • Multi-user license: Yes, the total number of concurrent software users cannot exceed the number of purchased subscriptions
  • License term: Time-limited, based on monthly and yearly subscription payments
  • Fallback License grant: Yes, 12 preceding months of uninterrupted subscription payments are required

Personal Licence (Individual)

  • Available to: Private individuals purchasing with their own funds. Cannot be purchased or reimbursed by companies
  • Multi-user license: No, the software can be used solely by the person who purchased a subscription
  • License term: Time-limited, based on monthly and yearly subscription payments
  • Fallback License grant: Yes, 12 preceding months of uninterrupted subscription payments are required

Support

CLion Support

In the subscription, the following Support and Maintenance with JetBrains is included.

  • Unlimited access to technical support via e-mail
  • Free upgrades to all minor and major releases, including bug fixes