jEdit
jEdit
5.3.0

3.8

jEdit free download for Mac

jEdit5.3.0

06 January 2016

Java based text editor.

Overview

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 1.6 or higher virtual machine - this includes MacOS X, Linux, Unix, VMS and Windows.
  • Efficient keyboard shortcuts for everything, with predefined keymaps for Emacs, Intellij IDEA, and OS X (5.0)
  • 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
  • "Kill ring" automatically remembers previously deleted text
  • Rich set of keyboard commands for manipulating entire words, lines and paragraphs at a time
  • "Markers" for remembering positions in files to return to later
  • Marker locations are saved across editing sessions
  • Any number of editor windows may be open, each window may be split into several areas, each area can view a different file and keep track of an independent set of buffers. Alternatively, different locations in one file can be viewed in more than one area
  • Multiple open windows and split windows are remembered between editing sessions
  • Rectangular selection
  • Multiple selection (sometimes known as "discontinuous" or "additive" selection) for manipulating several chunks of text at once
  • Word wrap

What's new in jEdit

Version 5.3.0:
  • Fix bug #3983: filename completion prefered longest filename when no match with exact length was found. Prefer the first one (Eric Le Lay)
  • Fix bug #3913: beanshell do-while loop bug (Patch #572 Jesse Pavel)
  • Fix Java_File_Save macro: accept text after class name (Eric Le Lay)
  • Fix bug #3936, better choice for text area corner colors (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3717, gutter lines not aligning with text area lines (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3937, issue with non-capturing groups in regex search and replace (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3924, changes to mode files are not detected when ~/.jedit/modes is a symlink. (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3920, cannot change alpha value of a color in the syntax highlighting settings. (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3943, issues with move lines up and down macros. (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3923, documentation bug about where auto-saved files are saved. (Dale Anson)
  • Fix bug #3916, null pointer exception in ChunkCache. (Dale Anson)
  • UI clean up, button spacing, borders, etc. (Dale Anson)
  • Rollback Patch #537- Floating dockables as JDialog.

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How would you rate jEdit app?

19 Reviews of jEdit

5
Anonymous
09 May 2003
Version: 4.1

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This kicks ass ? I can go between my Mac and PC boxes, all the while working in the same environment! Tons of plugins and macros available at http://community.jedit.org/ add all the functionality I need (even Source Control support! :)
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4
staceylmosaons
26 April 2018
Version: 5.3.0
Very useful app.
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4.5
apyilgilliam
25 April 2018
Version: 5.3.0
Love this application! Highly recommended guys.
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bbw7
19 May 2013
Version: 5.0.0
MU dl link not working, but is available via dev's site
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0.5
Pereubu
11 February 2013
Version: 5.0.0
Unusuable on my Mac under Mountain Lion: every try to launch it ends with File damaged, Trash it!
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Anotheruser
11 February 2013
Version: 5.0.0
Location of Version 5.0.0 release notes: http://www.jedit.org/CHANGES50.txt
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Julifos
14 October 2012
Version: 4.5.2
Most intimidating screenshot ever seen ;-) Seems like it includes a bunch of useful features, but lacks of some basics, such as a decent memory footprint, text encoding auto-detect (opens as Mac-Roman a '' html file) and specially OS integration (access to services, standard file browser in a "save as" or "open"dialog, etc.).
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Ibigmac
26 June 2011
Version: 4.3.2
Note!: On the homepage is a newer version (v4.4.1)
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5
TShan
09 May 2011
Version: 4.3.2
Very good editor!! most like ultraedit for Win, but it's free!!
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5
Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 4.2
Tried about 10-20 texteditors for xhtml/css for mac os x. Among them are: subethaedit, which I use for smaller things like opening random files for fixing. skedit which is very good. textmate, ok, but if you want a cocoa editor use skedit or subethaedit. bbedit (which I cant understand why anyone like for xhtml/css... useless for professional production.. to oldskool) This was the best / fastest / most customizable and it is also free and makes collaboration with others easy... windows/linux/mac os x Works fine CSSedit which is the current best csseditor jEdit is the winner
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4.5
Anonymous
25 December 2004
Version: 4.2
The similar names of inferior products is an issue. Maybe it's time to rename? Just remember folks... it's the one at http://jedit.org/ I've used this exclusively for over a year now. It's beat out skEdit, TextMate, BBedit and more. Those mentioned that even come close cost over 50 dollars. This software is free free free. I use it for: Editing XHTML, PHP, CSS, and Inform
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4
Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 4.2
There are about 3 or 4 editors with this exact name, but this is the only one worth remembering. I just wish the UI was faster / more-native feeling.
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Anonymous
27 September 2004
Version: 4.2
This be some good stuff! The only thing I could ask for is a faster startup. I really get frustrated with slow startup times and the sluggish behaviour that comes with java apps. It would be nice if the load time could at least be cut in half. Otherwise fantastic! The OSX interface is on the sluggish side too, it really frustrates the heck out of me.
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5
Anonymous
09 September 2004
Version: 4.2
jEdit gives BBEdit a run for its money. If you need a great text editor, for programming, this is the one. Use it for any language. It also has great plug-ins, like a PHP Parser to help you find errors in your PHP Code, jTidy to help you find errors in your HTML, and many more. I can't say enough about this software. Even better is the fact that it is free. Works fine for me on Mac OS X 10.3.5, menu bar shows up fine, FTP plugin works fine. It's stable and great. Keep in mind though, you need the latest Java Update from Apple installed, or else it may not work correctly.
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4.5
Anonymous
16 April 2004
Version: 4.1
jedit is a good example of how far Java has come, at least on OS X. The performance is on par with any other program, and this is pure java, not java in Cocoa clothes. There are still lingering issues. The current stable build will not display the menu bar correctly. On the other hand, the current unstable will not use the FTP plugin, on which my work depends. So waiting for a new stable. As for the interface, that's a pretty mixed bag. The degree of interface customization is a bonus and a liability. It's both dazzling and cluttered. What saves the program, though, is the functionality, which is good. What a beautiful beast of a program.
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3.75
Anonymous
21 March 2004
Version: 4.1
I use this program on Linux at work and it works pretty well for me. However, the Mac OS X version is a little lacking. It's nice to have the same program available for any platform, but the OS X integration needs some help. For example, you can't even drag and drop a file on its icon in the dock to open it. Also - it looks like CRAP. The interface is sucky looking. I don't suppose there's much hope of this getting cleaned up since it's free.. but hey - at least it works. Also - it *really* needs a plugin or something which will tell you which function/subroutine/method/whatever you're in as you scroll and let you jump between them. Programs like XCode/Project Builder and SubEthaEdit have this, and jEdit needs it badly. Someone write a plugin (please?).
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4.5
Jail
23 September 2003
Version: 4.1
Nice app, definitely worth downloading.i wish it had an aqua user interface. especially i want a customizable toolbar, and use the built in menu bar. or at least make the existing menu system look a bit more "Spacious". overall this app does everything i can think of, but in the end i find BBEdit a lot more usable. jail
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5
Anonymous
09 May 2003
Version: 4.1
This kicks ass ? I can go between my Mac and PC boxes, all the while working in the same environment! Tons of plugins and macros available at http://community.jedit.org/ add all the functionality I need (even Source Control support! :)
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4.75
Anonymous
08 May 2003
Version: 4.1
Jedit from www.jedit.org is my editor of choice for practically any project. I own BBEdit and have tried most editors on the market, but it seems like the non-mac users are finally getting an editor which is about the same as BBEdit. Since we get BBEdit as well it's a good idea to compare the two. Features: I gave this a five because of the default feature set and the plug-in architecture. Jedit is missing the function popdown that is in BBEdit, instead it uses a system called Folding. Folding is turned off by default, but you can set it to fold (collapse the code) based on the document formatting. Furthermore it's reccommended that you download all the plugins (this doesn't take very long at all and is done from the program). You can then set custom folding that's as close to a function pull-down as you can get, but still maintains the advantages of code (visual structure). The docking system for commands is a MUST this is far superior to the BBEdit floating pallettes because you can do some serious interface customization. There are plugins that give you a console, telnet, ftp, cvs, project management, a web browser, an irc client, headline grabber, etc. It almost a never leave environment once you have it set-up right. For those who code I recommend adding the xinsert and xml plugins to the interface. Also, showing the search at anytime (grep enabled of course) is a big plus over a panel. The 4.1 release runs w/ java 1.3 (still on most people's machines) unless you edit it to use 1.4* I turned on hardware acceleration and had no problems. In fact, if I test a version I can just use the java installer and the only difference I'm getting is the app name. Some plugins require java 1.4, but jedit is smart enough to only download the required ones. This is a major effort at a quality application and the project seems to have a lot of momentum. I recommend downloading the mac version just for statistics. The more feedback we can get into this project the better our experiences will be. Do yourself a favor and try ignoring the 'not recommended' part of the mac os plug in visual setup. And remember...unless you launch it to the background it will quit when you close your last session. As far as features it is at least on par w/ BBEdit. Ease of Use: I gave this a 4 and I would rate BBEdit there as well. The minus point in jedit is because it's java and it takes a little while to get into the swing of things. The plug-in manager (which is being re-written) makes it quite a slow load if you have tons of them. Folding takes a while to get accustomed to, but it's rewarding and the help system is quite good. Once set up, Jedit is easier to use than BBEdit (or any other editor with it's feature rich set). Writing syntax coloring modules (if the one/you want somehow isn't available is much easier than BBedit. The xinsert plugin is becoming common in more and more programs and it is one of the more useful features. Since the existing xinsert entities are enough to get one hooked, it's worth noting that it is similar to the BBedit glossary system, but kills it when it comes to writing a glossary. Modifying Jedit to do what you want is much easier thatn BBEdit and the XML/ XML-insert plugin is another bonus (arrow key completion based on dtd or other sources.) I would give Jedit a for ease, but it needs more mac users giving feedback to address issues in the pre-releases (like nightly builds) and issue's with java on Mac OS X. The pre's are easier once you know what you are doing. Like BBedit, if you don't need an editor then you aren't going to find one incredibly useful (you've got textedit or something like that). If you need one then this is a staple you need in your stock. Ease of use is tempered here because a lot of people will use BBEdit or similar apps 'just because they heard it was cool' w/o rtfm'ing and they'll have no benefit or clue about it. It's as complex as it needs to be to do what it should so ease is at 4. Value. I can't believe this is free. I'm really shocked. This is probably the most incredible piece of freeware you will come across. Stability. Jedit hasn't crashed on me yet (rock).
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4.5
Anonymous
08 May 2003
Version: 4.1
This is an open source feature packed programming editor that runs on all platforms. It works very well on OSX and some of the plugins' are interesting tools on their on. JEdit supports virtually all programming languages and you won't find a more customizable editor. Even if you use Project Builder or BBEdit, JEdit is a useful tool to have. Get's better all the time.
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