Download Java - Best Software & Apps

  • Java Runtime Environment

    8-build-191

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java applications on your PC and web browser for free

    7
    3090 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates, Free, Also available for Mac
    • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
  • ImageJ

    1.52n

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Scriptable Java app for scientific image processing

    7
    208 votes
    • PROS: Works across platforms, Free to use, Measures pixels, draws histograms and more
    • CONS: Can be slow and unresponsive because of Java
  • Eclipse

    4.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete environment for Java

    7
    829 votes
    • PROS: Open Source tool, Multiplatform
    • CONS: Not very attractive visually
  • Java Development Kit

    11.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Everything you need to compile and run Java apps

    6
    1195 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
    787 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
  • Apache Tomcat

    7.0.82

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A full version app for Windows, by The Apache Software Foundation

    7
    1 vote
    • Cavaj Java Decompiler

      1.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Decompile files and reconstruct code for free

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

      3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      9
      1774 votes
      • PROS: Really easy to use once you've read the instrutions
      • CONS: Not intuitive
    • Java Development Kit

      11.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compile and run Java apps on 64-bit systems

      6
      512 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
    • IntelliJ IDEA

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Java IDE for professionals

      8
      2 votes
      • 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
    • Java for OS X

      2014-001 1.8.0-31

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A Java updater for OS X

      5
      187 votes
      • PROS: Allows you to use Java on your Mac
      • CONS: Requires closing of browser to install, Java sometimes vulnerable to security exploits
    • GanttProject

      2.8.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A Comprehensive Project Management and Scheduling Tool

      6
      172 votes
      • PROS: A complete project management application, Free to download
      • CONS: Demo may have some workability issues, Generic graphic representation
    • Notepad

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Mac
      PWA

      A free Productivity app for Android

      8
      8 votes
      • KEmulator

        Lite 0.9.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run Java games and programs on Windows

        7
        251 votes
        • PROS: High level of compatibility , Many graphics options , Video and image capture, Good performance
        • CONS: Interface not very accessible
      • NetBeans IDE

        6.9.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Comprehensive Java development package

        7
        466 votes
        • Java Runtime Environment

          8.0-build-201

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Run Java applications on 64-bit systems

          6
          1071 votes
          • PROS: Quick, easy installation, Integration with web browsers, Automatic updates
          • CONS: Control panel is a bit dull
        • NetBeans

          IDE 6.9

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Open source, high performance, modular, extensible, multi-platform Java IDE

          7
          45 votes
          • DJ Java Decompiler

            3.10.10.93

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free Software for Java Users

            6
            82 votes
            • PROS: Supports various file types, Can decompile any Java app, Ability to display all contained files, Can be run directly from the interface
            • CONS: Best features not available, Heavy emphasis on in-app purchases, Rather dull interface, Takes time to learn
          • Java Launcher

            3.201

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Execute your JavaScript with this free tool

            4
            96 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
          • 3D Car Race

            1.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            A simple traffic avoidance driving game

            6
            3 votes
            • PROS: Easy to drive and control , 3D view of upcoming road makes traffic avoidance easier , Cute and non-annoying car sounds , Acceleration is brisk and exciting
            • CONS: Becomes repetitive quickly and soon becomes boring , Off-road scenery is basic and ugly , Graphics are very poor, Car sizes are not to scale compared to the road
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