How to install PyCharm IDE – 2021 on Windows OS

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to download and install PyCharm IDE – 2021 Software on a windows PC…


PyCharm IDE V2021.1.1 is a cross-platform, professional-level Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by JetBrains and designed specifically for professional Python developers.

PyCharm IDE comes in two editions ie;

  1. PyCharm Community Edition – which is a free, open-source version designed purely for python development and offers lesser functionality.
  2. PyCharm Professional Edition – which is proprietary and it comes with wide support for Python web frameworks, modern JavaScript development, as well as advanced database tools and scientific tools integrations.

Some of the key features PyCharm offers include the following;

  1. An integrated Python debugger.
  2. Support for web frameworks such as Django, Pyramid, web2py and Flask only available in the pro edition only.
  3. Google App Engine Python development available in the pro edition only.
  4. Support for scientific tools like matplotlib, numpy and scipy available in the pro edition only.
  5. Coding assistance and analysis with smart code completion, syntax, and error highlighting along with automated code refactoring and rich navigation capabilities.
  6. Project and code navigation with specialized project views, file structure views, and quick jumping between files, classes, methods, and usages.
  7. Integrated unit testing with line-by-line code coverage.
  8. PyCharm provides an API so that developers can write their own plugins to extend PyCharm features. There are more than 1000 plugins that are compatible with PyCharm.

Minimum System Requirements:

Before installing the software on your PC make sure it meets the following minimum system requirements;

  • Operating System: Windows 8/8.1/10
  • Memory (RAM); 2GB of RAM minimum, 8GB recommended.
  • Disk space: 2.5GB plus 1GB for caches minimum, 5GB (SSD) of free space recommended.
  • Screen Resolution: (1024×768) minimum, (1920×1080) recommended.
  • Architecture: 64-bit (x64) windows.
  • Python 2.7 or Python 3.5 or newer.

Video Tutorial (Installation Guide):

Watch the video here for installation instructions…

PyCharm IDE – 2021 Software free Download:

This is a complete offline installer and standalone setup for PyCharm IDE – 2021 Software and it’s compatible with only 64-bit (x64) windows machines.

Software Setup details;

  • Setup file name: pycharm-community-2021.1.1
  • Full Setup size: 370 MB
  • Setup type: Offline Installer
  • Compatibility Architecture: 64-bit (x64)
  • Developer: JetBrains.


Click on the red button below to download PyCharm IDE – 2021 Software.


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Have fun designing and developing Python applications…




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