jEdit
jEdit
5.3.0

3.8

jEdit free download for Mac

jEdit

5.3.0
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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19 jEdit Reviews

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Anonymous
09 May 2003

Most helpful

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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Version 4.1
staceylmosaons
26 April 2018
Very useful app.
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Version 5.3.0
apyilgilliam
25 April 2018
Love this application! Highly recommended guys.
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Version 5.3.0
bbw7
19 May 2013
MU dl link not working, but is available via dev's site
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Version 5.0.0
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Nick
MacUpdate-Nick
19 May 2013
Thanks for letting us know. The link should be working now!
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Pereubu
11 February 2013
Unusuable on my Mac under Mountain Lion: every try to launch it ends with File damaged, Trash it!
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Version 5.0.0
3 answer(s)
Popguru
Popguru
12 February 2013
This problem occurs in Mac OS X 1.8 with many third-party applications that are not signed for Gatekeeper. You can work around it by removing the "quarantine" flag on the app bundle with this Terminal command (assuming you've copied jEdit into the Applications folder): xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /Applications/jEdit.app/
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Anthony3888
Anthony3888
06 March 2014
Thank you, Popguru! Your reply helped me, except that I had to use: sudo xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /Applications/jEdit.app (Note: no trailing slash and "sudo" otherwise I got "xattr: [Errno 13] Permission denied")
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Macarone
Macarone
09 October 2014
Seems like totally useless on any OS X, and older versions that were rumored to work not available on their site. Unlike most applications on MU, clicking on Download does NOT give you a choice of older versions. Total waste of time.
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Anotheruser
11 February 2013
Location of Version 5.0.0 release notes: http://www.jedit.org/CHANGES50.txt
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Version 5.0.0
Julifos
14 October 2012
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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Version 4.5.2
1 answer(s)
Julifos
Julifos
14 October 2012
* missing text: opens as Mac-Roman a meta charset=UTF-8...
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Ibigmac
26 June 2011
Note!: On the homepage is a newer version (v4.4.1)
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Version 4.3.2
TShan
09 May 2011
Very good editor!! most like ultraedit for Win, but it's free!!
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Version 4.3.2
Anonymous
16 August 2005
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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Version 4.2
Anonymous
25 December 2004
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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Version 4.2