Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mate?

Mate is a standalone AI-first IDE for macOS and Windows that goes beyond a standard copilot. It understands your tasks, gathers necessary context from your project, plans actions, and writes code for you, doing more than you explicitly instruct it to. It supports all programming languages and works in tandem with any IDE, such as VS Code, JetBrains, Sublime, etc. Mate has vision capabilities, and if enabled, it can also see your screen to get more context of what’s going on.

How does the system work?

Mate uses the best cloud-based AI models, like Gemini Flash, Pro 1.5, and GPT-4o. Its multi-call capabilities understand your project context, plan actions, and generate code. It can seamlessly integrate with your project repositories and specific files you provide, allowing it to be fully aware of all the data sources you grant access to.

What is the difference between plans?

The Free plan uses the Gemini Flash model, while the Pro plan uses Pro/GPT-4o and supports the largest context length from 32k to 2M tokens.

What is the difference between intelligence models?

Intelligence models differ in their capabilities and specializations. Pro and GPT-4o models are better suited for complex tasks such as code generation and image recognition.

Does it write perfect code and generate flawless unit tests?

Mate aims to write high-quality code, but its capability is limited by current foundational models, which still require constant guidance and supervision. Consider the app as a helper tool that can keep you in flow while you’re solving your coding tasks or brainstorming. Its effectiveness improves with more context and proper integration.

What do I need to use it?

To use Mate, you need to install it and integrate your project repository or add specific files, providing Mate with the necessary context.

What context does Mate use?

Mate uses the context from your integrated project repositories, specific files, and any additional data sources you provide. This enables it to understand your project deeply and offer relevant assistance.

Is it free?

Mate offers a limited free plan with the Gemini Flash model. This offer is subject to change. We may change it or shut it down later.

Is it secure?

Yes, Mate prioritizes security. You remain in control of your data, and Mate operates within the confines of the data sources you provide, ensuring your information is handled securely. Nobody is using your data to train models or store it on our servers.

Do you send my code to the cloud?

Mate uses cloud models to offer the best possible quality. Your code is sent to a remote secured server to be processed by a model and then dropped completely without storing it on our servers. It’s private and secure. Our providers are Google Cloud, AWS, Azure, and OpenAI.

Who owns the generated code?

You retain ownership of all code generated by Mate. The AI acts as an assistant, and the resulting code is your intellectual property.

Refund and payment problems?

Refunds are possible in cases of duplicate payments or if you are dissatisfied with the service within 2-3 days of purchase. However, refunds are not available for extensive use or long-standing payments. Contact us at or join our Discord channel for assistance.

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