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Java Text Editor Available on Many Linux Distros

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About jEdit

jEdit is a text editor written in Java. It is primarily a text editor, but includes things like support for unicode, color coding, and allows for macros to add-in features. Feature highlights: XML support, scripting support, advanced CSS support, and international support as well as color coded text XHTML editing.

Target Market(s): Professional Web Developers

Review last updated: October 28, 2011.

jEdit Latest Review

jEdit Version: 4.4
Score: 123.5
Percent: 37%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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jEdit Technical Details

Operating System(s): Windows Macintosh Linux or UNIX

jEdit Features

  • Text editor
  • Color coding
  • Search and replace
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Can edit JavaScript
  • Additional CSS assistance
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Customizable or extendable
  • Upgrade discounts or freeware
  • No limits on free or trial version
  • No subscription fee required
  • Spell check with a plugin

What’s Missing from jEdit

  • WYSIWYG editor
  • HTML validator
  • Accessibility validator
  • CSS validator
  • XML validator
  • Page preview
  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Mobile device preview
  • Mobile scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Write XHTML documents
  • Tag completion
  • FTP or Site manager
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Edit images
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Multimedia functions
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • Special character tools
  • Helps with Ajax JSON, or jQuery pages
  • Can edit CSS
  • CSS 3 properties and selectors
  • CSS3 media queries tools built-in
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Database connectivity
  • Google sitemaps
  • Spell checking
  • Save snippets of code
  • Writes to blogs
  • Free templates
  • Free scripts
  • Form wizard
  • Photo gallery builder
  • Ecommerce tools
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)

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User Reviews

 1 out of 5
Web Easy Pro, Member THEFACTS

TERRIBLE Run from this product. It has no support for it. It is cheap because people buy it and get frustrated and place the disc on the shelf and plan on dealing with it later. The WORST !!!!!!!!!!!…More

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