jEdit 5.6

Edit program codes of more than 200 languages, with syntax highlighting
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jEdit Team

jEdit is an open-source application that allows users to edit, modify and write texts. Being developed in the Java language, this program runs on most of the operating systems including Windows, Mac and UNIX operating systems, to mention just a few.

One of the main advantages of using jEdit is that it includes a Plug-in managing feature. This feature is useful as it enables users to open a wide range of plug-ins within this program. To have access to this option, users have to click on the “Plugins” menu and then open the “Plugin Manager” section. Also this utility offers support for multiple macros languages. In other words, users are given the possibility to record, load or repeat certain script lines written in the macros language. In addition to all these, jEdit comes with numerous encoding formats, such as Cp1252, IBM437, IBM775, IBM 886, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-13, ISO-8859-15, etc.

Another useful thing about this application is that it includes several text management features, like “Word Count”, “Expand Abbreviation”, “Complete Word”, “Format Paragraph”, “Join Lines”, and so on. All these setting options are available in the “Edit” menu.

Finally, to sum it all up, jEdit is an efficient tool for text editing and word processing. By default, this program comes with plenty of setting options, which makes it highly-customizable. In other words, by utilizing this piece of software, users are able to create complex projects in just an instance.

Mario Procione
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Review summary


  • Highly-customizable
  • User-friendly interface
  • Supports multiple macros languages


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