AlternativeTo Logo
jEdit icon

jEdit

jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with a large collection of plugins

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
Avg rating of 4 (3)| 7 comments

jEdit Screenshots

jEdit on Windows
jEdit on Linux
jEdit on Linux
No features, maybe you want to suggest one?
Suggest and vote on features

jEdit information

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about jEdit, and it has gotten 114 likes

jEdit was added to AlternativeTo by Qrees on and this page was last updated .

Comments and Reviews  Post a comment/review

 all • positive • negative      relevance • date
climb4fun
  
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Has everything I need and is quick and simple.

Show entire comment
0
makarius
  
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

A great Java-based text editor, but relatively inactive community.

Show entire comment
0
tuva-hayabi
  
Review ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

jEdit is ugly and not too intuitive in some ways; for example, there are no visible tabs if you have loaded several documents. I prefer Geany.

Show entire comment
0
ChingWong
Comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Currently using sublime as my main text editor. After switching to linux, had some problems with text encoding which was easily fixed by using jEdit. Doesn't replace Sublime but is definitely a tool I will always keep.

Show entire comment
0
ajdbarros
Comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

Just another thing. The rendering of text without any smoothing can be quite awful. Go to Utilities/Global options/Text area and chose the best combination of smoothing and font metrics for your monitor. Play a bit with the highlighting colors and you're good to go!

Show entire comment
0
ajdbarros
Comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

I have been looking for a multi-platform program editor since I bought a Mac. I was using Kate, and really like it. But then I started using jEdit. Uau! Super powerful, light, easy to install. Kate is buggy on Windows and a nightmare to install on a Mac. To install a simple text editor, you need to install Xcode developer tools (~2 GB), Fink (another couple of GB and hours for installing) and then KDE. That was when I gave up, after more than an hour of text running down the Terminal window.

Show entire comment
0
ttmrichter
Comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

When I do software development I'm typically either in Netbeans (for JVM stuff) or I'm in jEdit. I'm conversant with a bunch of other text editors (I'm mostly editor-agnostic, you see, although Emacs never gets even a keystroke out of me) including Notepad++, Gedit, Vim and a few others, but jEdit is the one I use most, partially because I can carry it with me on my USB stick and it will run on pretty much any platform I stick it in. (I carry my own JVMs as well, you see.)

Show entire comment
0

Tags

  • Text Editor
  • programming
  • notepad
  • Java
  • Code Editor

Category

Development

List containing jEdit

Core, Development & Services

jEdit platform details

Mac

Written in Java.

Windows

Written in Java.

Linux

Written in Java.

Recent user activities on jEdit

AlternativeTo