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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 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

What's New

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


  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Java 1.7 or later

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Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 23,611
Version Downloads 802
License Free
Date 06 Jan 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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