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
  • 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
  • Eclipse

    SDK 4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    6
    420 votes
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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 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
    • IntelliJ IDEA

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Java IDE for professionals

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Plenty of features to make programming easier, Also supports programming languages other than Java
      • CONS: Very expensive product when several alternatives are free, Takes time for programmers to learn how to fully use it
    • NetBeans IDE

      6.9.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Comprehensive Java development package

      6
      186 votes
      • NotePad

        X 2.5b5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac
        Android
        Java

        A Free Productivity program for Mac

        5
        14 votes
        • 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
        • 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
          • Weather

            4.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Weather application for your every need based on Java

            3
            1 vote
            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