Run PyCharm for the first time
To run PyCharm, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.
Run the PyCharm app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.
Run the pycharm.sh shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut if it was created during installation.
For more information about running PyCharm from the command line, refer to Command-line interface.
Once you launch PyCharm, you will see the Welcome screen, the starting point to your work with the IDE, and configuring its settings. This screen also appears when you close all opened projects. Use the tabs on the left side to switch to the specific welcome dialog.
Customize the IDE appearance
Configure the default settings
Click Customize and select Import Settings if you already have a copy of the required settings that you want to apply.
Alternatively, click All settings to open the settings dialog. The settings that you modify at this moment will become the new default configuration for your projects and the IDE.
Install additional plugins
Click Plugins in the left pane and download and install additional plugins from JetBrains Marketplace.
Click Learn to get more familiar with the shortcuts, features, and workflows that the IDE has to offer. For more information, refer to Learn IDE features.
Develop your applications remotely
Click Remote Development to configure an entry point to connect to a remote server and code, run, debug, and deploy your projects remotely. For more information, refer to Connect to a remote server from PyCharm.
Start a project in PyCharm
From the Welcome to PyCharm dialog, you can do the following: