Improving Comments with the Comment Lint Plugin

Do you often have confusing comments in a project? Or do you want to make your documentation understandable to other developers? Then this article is for you.


Text quality checking in IntelliJ IDEA is poor. It allows you to detect some typos, but, in general, is not very useful. The Grazie plugin improves things, but only in spelling and grammar.

Luckily, there is now a Comment Lint plugin. It uses the Glvrd service, which detects more complex issues by highlighting readability and text cleanliness errors.


The plugin works in the background, analyzing Russian comments and suggesting ways to improve them.

Checking for rhetorical questions
Checking for rhetorical questions
Support for any comments
Support for any comments

Supported JetBrains Products

  • IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3.2 and above

  • PyCharm 2021.3.1 and above

  • GoLand 2021.3.2 and above

  • WebStorm 2021.3.1 and higher

  • AppCode 2021.3.1 and above

  • DataSpell 2021.3.1 and higher

  • Rider 2021.3.2 and above

  • Android Studio build 213.6461 and above

  • CLion 2021.3.1 and later

  • PhpStorm 2021.3.1 and above

  • DataGrip 2021.3.2 and above

  • RubyMine 2021.3.1 and above


We go to the settings Idea -> Plugins -> Available. Next, we write in the search for Comment Lint. Select, download it and agree to restart.


Settings panel
Settings panel

In demo mode, there is a limit of one request to the service per minute. The paid version is still in development, the key can be bought directly by contacting the site


Plugin source code is available at github.

You can install the plugin on Jetbrains Marketplace.

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