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jEdit is a cross platform, programmer's text editor written in Java. Developed by Slava Pestov and others, jEdit is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Features include:
  • Runs on any operating system with a Java 2 version 1.3 or higher virtual machine - this includes Windows, Unix, MacOS X and VMS.
  • Efficient keyboard shortcuts for everything
  • Comprehensive online help
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Copy and paste with an unlimited number of clipboards (known as "registers")
  • Register contents are saved across editing sessions
  • Rich set of keyboard commands for manipulating entire more...

What's New

Version 5.1.0:

UI improvements:

  • The column titles were missing in shortcuts option pane
  • Made TextArea thick caret thicker, and also thick when in overwrite mode
  • Added a new column "ActionSet" in Shortcuts option pane to know to which actionSet an action belongs


  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later

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Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 21,171
Version Downloads 2,331
License Free
Date 12 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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