Install and set up AppCode
4 GB RAM recommended
1024x768 minimum screen resolution
macOS 10.11 or higher
Xcode 9.4 - 10.1
JRE 1.8 is bundled with the AppCode distribution. You do not need to install Java on your computer to run AppCode.
Download and install AppCode
To install AppCode
AppCode-*.dmgpackage that you've downloaded, and drag AppCode to the Applications folder.
Earlier AppCode versions are available for download on the Previous AppCode Releases page.
Run AppCode for the first time
Import AppCode settings
When you start AppCode for the first time, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, the Complete Installation dialog opens where you can select whether you want to import the IDE settings:
If this is your first instance of AppCode, choose the Do not import settings option.
Select behaviorOn the next screen you can select the desired behavior (keymap + UI theme) to use in AppCode:
Select Default or Darcula option if you want to use IntelliJ keymap with the corresponding UI theme (light or dark).
Select Xcode behavior in case you want to set the interface theme similar to Xcode and use a special keymap which is close to the Xcode default keymap.
Disable the unnecessary plugins
AppCode is shipped with a variety of plugins that provide integration with different version control systems and application servers, add support for various frameworks and development technologies, etc.
On the next step you can disable the plugins you do not need. If necessary, you can re-enable them later in the Preferences dialog ( ⌘, under Plugins).
You can click the Disable All link for each group of plugins to disable them all, or Customize to disable individual plugins.
Download and install additional plugins
On the next step, you are prompted to download additional plugins that are not bundled with the IDE from the AppCode plugins repository:
Start a project in AppCode
After you have completed initial AppCode configuration, the Welcome screen will be displayed. It allows you to:
To try and evaluate AppCode, you can download and install its trial version for free. The trial version is available for 30 days, whereupon you need to obtain and register a license.
Do one of the following:
On the Welcome screen, click Configure | Manage License
On the main menu, select Help | Register
Select how you want to register AppCode:
Register using the JetBrains Account.
For more information, see What is JetBrains Account?
Register using an activation code.
Register using a License Server.
To override the URL of the system proxy during initial AppCode startup, use the
-Djba.http.proxyproperty, which can be added as a JVM option.
When performing silent install or managing AppCode installations on multiple machines, you can set the
JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVERenvironment variable to point the installation to the license server URL.
If you have plugins that require a license, then instead of the License Activation dialog, open the Licenses dialog by clicking from the main menu.
The Licenses dialog contains a list of licenses and shows their states:
Expired: Renew your license to continue.
Grace period: You have several days until the license expires.
Evaluation period: Use without an active license.
Active license: Use until the expiry date.
To configure a license, click the Edit button, which opens the License Activation dialog.
Manage AppCode through Toolbox App
Toolbox App is a control panel that allows you to manage all JetBrains developer tools, including AppCode, as well as your projects, from a single point of access. It lets you launch the IDEs, maintain different versions of the same tool, install updates and roll them back if needed. It also remembers your JetBrains Account and uses it to automatically log you in when you install and register new tools.
Launch the setup file.
Now you can manage existing tools, install new tools, and download updates: