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How to install AppCode on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install AppCode on macOS using Homebrew. AppCode is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Swift, Objective-C, C, C++, and JavaScript development built on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA platform.

What is AppCode?

“AppCode is built on IntelliJ IDEA platform, which is written in Java. Users can extend its abilities by installing plug-ins created for IntelliJ Platform, as well as they can write their own plug-ins. The key features of of AppCode are code completion, code analysis, unit testing support and version control integration.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install AppCode on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install appcode

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install AppCode on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search appcode                   # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info appcode                # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install appcode             # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed AppCode on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.