Download Java - Best Software & Apps

  • Java Runtime Environment

    (JRE) 32bits 8.0.600.27

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java applications on your PC and web browser

    6
    857 votes
    • PROS:Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates
    • CONS:Control panel is a bit dull
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    6
    420 votes
    • Java Development Kit

      (JDK) (32 bit) 8u66

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Everything you need to compile and run Java apps

      6
      752 votes
      • PROS:Includes demos and examples, Easy-to-use interface, Lots of available documentation online
      • CONS:Graphical environment is not included and must be downloaded separately, Beginner programmers will find it difficult to navigate
    • BlueJ

      3.0.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Excellent teach yourself Java environment for students

      7
      829 votes
      • PROS:Fully featured Java environment but easy to use, Clean and clear interface, Ideal for beginners and those learning Java
      • CONS:May be prone to instability
    • ImageJ

      k 1.45

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Scriptable Java app for scientific image processing

      6
      187 votes
      • PROS:Works across platforms, Free to use, Measures pixels, draws histograms and more
      • CONS:Can be slow and unresponsive because of Java
    • Java Development Kit

      (JDK) (64 bit) 8u92

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compile and run Java apps on 64-bit systems

      6
      399 votes
      • PROS:Includes demos and examples, Easy-to-use interface, Lots of available documentation online
      • CONS:Graphical environment not included - must be downloaded separately, Beginner programmers will find it difficult to use
    • JavaExe

      3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Launch your Java application as a Windows file (if you know how)

      9
      1917 votes
      • PROS:Really easy to use once you've read the instrutions
      • CONS:Not intuitive
    • Cavaj Java Decompiler

      1.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Decompile files and reconstruct code for free

      6
      106 votes
      • PROS:Decompile JAR and ZIP files, Reconstruct Java source code,
      • CONS:Only available for Windows, Not downloadable from official app store
    • Eclipse

      Classic Classic 4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Java Eclipse for Mac

      6
      65 votes
      • PROS:Good entry point for beginners to programming
      • CONS:Still quite technical for beginners
    • Java Runtime Environment

      (JRE) 64bit 8.0.910.14

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run Java applications on 64-bit systems

      6
      222 votes
      • PROS:Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates
      • CONS:Control panel is a bit dull
    • KEmulator

      Lite 0.9.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run Java games and programs on Windows

      7
      246 votes
      • PROS:High level of compatibility , Many graphics options , Video and image capture, Good performance
      • CONS:Interface not very accessible
    • Java for OS X

      2014-001 1.8.0-31

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A Java updater for OS X

      5
      176 votes
      • PROS:Allows you to use Java on your Mac
      • CONS:Requires closing of browser to install, Java sometimes vulnerable to security exploits
    • Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6

      Snow Leopard Update 14 1.6.0_43

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      The latest version of Java for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

      6
      48 votes
      • PROS:Installs Java 1.6 on Snow Leopard
      • CONS:Requires closing of browser to install, Java sometimes vulnerable to security exploits
    • NetBeans IDE

      6.9.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Comprehensive Java development package

      6
      186 votes
      • Java Launcher

        3.201

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Execute your JavaScript with this free tool

        4
        55 votes
        • PROS:A handy JavaScript tool that is lightweight, You can learn how to use it with trial and error,
        • CONS:The user interface is very ugly looking, It looks far more old-fashioned than it actually is
      • NotePad

        X 2.5b5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac
        Java
        Android

        A Free Productivity program for Mac

        5
        14 votes
        • ZPlayer

          3.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          ZPlayer is a music player written in java, have a unique visual and works on Windows, Linux and MacOS.

          8
          39 votes
          • Charles Web Debugging Tool

            (Web Debugging Proxy Application) 3.6.5

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Java based proxy tool

            7
            585 votes
            • PROS:Allows viewing of HTTP and reverse proxies, Views LoadVariables, XML Loads etc
            • CONS:Technical for non-developers, Requires Java
          • Java Runtime Environment

            (JRE) 8u40

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Oracle's version of Java for Mac

            6
            40 votes
            • PROS:Official Java JRE, Gives Mac same Java functionlity as Windows, Lots of settings for configuration
            • CONS:Could pose a security risk if exploited, Not necessary unless you really need Java
          • DJ Java Decompiler

            3.10.10.93

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Decompile java CLASS files and save it in text or other format

            6
            30 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            13.219179.2Windows
            2(Web Debugging Proxy Application) 3.6.55856.9Windows
            33.0.88296.6Windows, Mac
            4(JRE) 32bits 8.0.600.278576.1Windows
            5(JDK) (32 bit) 8u667525.7Windows