Run AppCode for the first time
When you run AppCode for the first time, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance and start working with the IDE.
Import AppCode settings
In the Import AppCode Settings From dialog, 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 the user interface theme
Select Default or Darcula option if you want to use the light or dark interface theme and the AppCode default keymap. In case you want to set the interface theme and keymap similar to Xcode default preferences, select Xcode.
Disable unnecessary plugins
AppCode includes plugins that provide integration with different version control systems and application servers, add support for various frameworks and development technologies, and so on. To increase performance, you can disable plugins that you do not need. If necessary, you can enable them later in the Preferences dialog (⌘,) under Plugins. For more information, see Manage plugins.
You can click the Disable All link for each group of plugins to disable them all, or Customize to disable individual plugins in the group.
Download and install additional plugins
If necessary, download and install additional plugins that are not bundled with the IDE from the AppCode plugins repository.
Start a project in AppCode
On the Welcome screen, you can do the following:
- Create a new project
- Open an existing project or file
- Check out an existing project from a version control system