jEdit-A Free and Portable Editor Written In Java is an opensource text editor entirely written in Java. jEdit requires JDK 1.7+ and it runs on all OS platforms. In real world jEdit looks better, than the official screenshots. Java-based, as well as native installers are available for download (~ 5MiB).


Project created in 1999.

Posted by javaservant on March 13, 2016 at 04:15 PM CET #

Have you used JEdit, Adam? How does it compare to other editors you've used? Do you think Java programmers should use editors written in Java?

Posted by David on March 13, 2016 at 05:34 PM CET #

It looks even better if u use substunce L&F. At least u will have a rich choice.

Posted by unzel on March 14, 2016 at 08:14 AM CET #


the more interesting it is :-)

I used jEdit a lot ~8 years ago. It worked fine on my windows box and looked great.

Now is still o.k. -- the installation is quick and the download tiny.

thanks for your comment!,


Posted by on March 14, 2016 at 09:31 AM CET #


yes I have, particularly in restricted environments. Sometimes attendees in my courses used jEdit.

I don't think the language in which an editor is written matters, but jEdit is opensource and also supports plugins. Sometimes it is quite handy.

I'm usually using NetBeans, bbedit, sublime and bunch of markdown editors.

thanks for your comment!,



Posted by on March 14, 2016 at 09:34 AM CET #

I used jEdit a lot back when I was coding a project in PHP circa 2003. It was my favourite editor. I will give it another go for old times' sake.

Posted by Eddy Young on March 28, 2016 at 08:27 PM CEST #

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