The AI powered IDE plugin that explains code in plain english

As developers, we spend a lot of time reading code. But what if an AI could explain the code for us? TLDR does exactly that – and gives you a quick summary what a piece of code is doing.

Supports almost all programming languages.

Install the free version and try it right in your IDE. We don't make promises we can't keep and so we want you to try it on your code before you buy.

Here are some examples of what TLDR can do.

Explain Regular Expressions

Regular expressions are a powerful tool for matching and manipulating. Unfortunately, they are hard to understand. TLDR helps you to understand what your regular expression is doing.

SQL Queries

TLDR can explain what your SQL query is doing, and help you understand how it works.

Working in a new Codebase

When working in a new codebase, it can be hard to understand what is going on. TLDR can save you time by explaining what is happening.

Simple pricing via JetBrains

Whether you are an individual or an organization, we've created plans that are accessible for everyone.

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The free version comes with limited credits for the API that powers the plugin but allows you to get started easily.

  • Get code explanations in plain english
  • Strictly rate limited
Install JetBrains IDE Plugin

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You use the plugin for development regularly and don't get away with the free limits. The AI does it job really well.

  • Get code explanations in plain english
  • Gracefully rate limited
  • Email support
Install JetBrains IDE Plugin

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You use the plugin in a professional context and save hours every month. Understanding code of colleagues is a pain that you want to solve.

  • Get code explanations in plain english
  • Gracefully rate limited
  • Priority email support
Install JetBrains IDE Plugin

Frequently asked questions

If you have anything else you want to ask, reach out to us.

    • What is TLDR?

      TLDR is a plugin for your IDE that explains code in plain english. It uses AI to understand the code and then explains it in plain english.

    • Is it free?

      The plugin has a rate limited free version but you can also get a paid version that increases the rate limits so that you unlikely ever hit them.

    • How does the plugin work?

      Your selected code is sent to our servers where it is processed by the AI system. The AI system then returns a plain english explanation of the code.

    • Does it work with all languages?

      Yes – there might be rare exceptions but we support most languages. If you have a language that is not supported, please let us know.

    • How can I pay?

      You can install and upgrade to the paid version via the JetBrains plugin marketplace. This makes accounting as easy as paying for your IDE.

    • Are all explainations 100% correct?

      The AI is still in beta and does not always understand the code correctly. This is improving over time and requests that don't work today might be in the future.

    • Where can I download the plugin?

      You can download the plugin from the JetBrains plugin marketplace. We are working on adding support for other IDEs as well as supporting more payment methods.

    • What means gracefully rate limited?

      The AI system has limits in request size and numbers of requests per month – we think you'll never hit these limits, but if you do, please contact us and we sort it out.

    • How do I cancel my subscription?

      Canceling your subscription is easy. You can cancel your subscription at any time via the JetBrains plugin marketplace.