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How to install WebStorm on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install WebStorm on macOS using Homebrew. WebStorm is a cross-platform IDE for web, JavaScript and TypeScript development. It is a must have for modern web development.

What is WebStorm?

“The features of WebStorm is intelligent code completion, on-the-fly error detection, powerful navigation and refactoring for JavaScript, TypeScript, stylesheet languages, and the most popular frameworks. WebStorm provides advanced coding assistance for Angular, React, Vue.js and Meteor.” ~ WebStorm

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 WebStorm on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install webstorm

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install WebStorm 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 webstorm                  # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info webstorm               # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install webstorm            # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


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