Download Java - Best Software & Apps

  • Java Runtime Environment

    (JRE) 32bits 8.0.600.27

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    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
  • BlueJ

    3.0.8

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    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
  • Java Development Kit

    (JDK) (32 bit) 8u66

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    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
  • ImageJ

    k 1.45

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    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

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    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
  • Java Development Kit

    (JDK) (64 bit) 8u92

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    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
  • Eclipse

    Classic Classic 4.2

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    Mac

    Java Eclipse for Mac

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

    1.11

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    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
  • KEmulator

    Lite 0.9.8

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    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

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    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
  • Java Runtime Environment

    (JRE) 64bit 8.0.910.14

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    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
  • Java Launcher

    3.201

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    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

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    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

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    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
  • ZPlayer

    3.0.0

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    Windows

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

    8
    39 votes
  • Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6

    Snow Leopard Update 14 1.6.0_43

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    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