JetBrains Space Help

Getting Started

Welcome to Space documentation! It contains detailed descriptions of Space features and step-by-step instructions on how to use and administer Space.

Use the table of contents on the left to browse through the topics, or click doc-search.png in the upper-right corner to search the entire documentation.

Please note that feature availability depends on your Space organization subscription plan. In addition to a FREE plan, Space is offered in three paid plans: team-plan.png, organization-plan.png, enterprise-plan.png.

Descriptions of the features that are only available in certain paid plans are labeled accordingly. For more information, see Subscription plans comparison.

What is Space?

Space is an all-in-one team collaboration platform that tightly integrates communication, process management, and software development tools in a single web or desktop interface. It lets you host repositories, analyze and review code, stay informed, and interact with your colleagues from a single place. You can quickly find out who's working on what and who's in charge of what — and instantly contact the right person via a built-in messenger (Chats).

How is it organized?

Space Teams is a directory that represents your organization structure which can be flat or multilevel (with parent and child teams). You can be a member of one or several teams. Your information, including contacts, schedules, association with teams and the position (title) in each team, is shown in a personal profile.

Space Projects represent workspaces for teams. A project is created to store and manage all the team's work-related resources, such as documentation, checklists, issues, and hosted repositories, to which project members can contribute. Projects are independently managed entities not implicitly associated with teams. Any member of the organization can create a project and choose who will have access to it.

What can I do with it?

First steps

The first thing you see when you log in to Space is your dashboard — an entry page filled with different widgets. Use these widgets to quickly navigate to the most important features and sections of Space:


The left-hand panel consists of three sections:

  • Quick actions menu (on top) — lets you navigate to your personal menu, profile, preferences, change your availability status, create new events or entities (meetings, issues, etc) or log out.

  • Main navigation menu (on the bottom) — lets you navigate to various Space features and functionality, such as Chats, Projects, Teams, Blog and more. Click menu-horizontal.png to access additional menu items and customize your navigation menu.

  • Context menu (in the center) — depends on your current selection in the Main navigation menu. The default view shows your default project menu, but if you select Chats, it will display your contact list, and Teams will be displayed should select it in the bottom Main menu.

To edit personal information, open your profile page. On the top left, click your avatar and choose My profile:

  • To find any entity, such as a team, project, person, article, press Ctrl+K.

  • To search for content in documents, messages, blog-posts, member profiles, press Ctrl+Shift+F.

Ready to dive in?

For new users:

For new organization owners:

Follow the New User Quick Start Guide to get familiar with Space environment in no time.

Follow the Organization Creator Quick Start Guide to quickly set up your organization and start collaborating with your team.

Follow the Branching. Space Git Flow guide to set up Space Git flow – a branching strategy that is native to Space.

Browser and OS requirements

Space is cloud-based software designed to run in your browser on any modern full desktop operating system.

As an alternative or an addition to a browser version, you can use a Space desktop application which is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Space also has mobile apps for iOS and Android devices that you can use to access chats and some other functionality.

Browser requirements:

Space supports the latest two versions of the following browsers:

  • Safari

  • Chrome

  • Firefox

  • Edge

Internet Explorer is NOT supported.

Last modified: 07 February 2023