Download Java Development - 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
  • 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
    788 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
  • Cavaj Java Decompiler

    1.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Decompile files and reconstruct code for free

    6
    122 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
  • 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
  • NetBeans IDE

    6.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Comprehensive Java development package

    7
    466 votes
    • 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
      • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Java Eclipse IDE for Mac

        4
        14 votes
        • PROS: Good entry point for beginners to programming
        • CONS: Still quite technical for beginners
      • Discord Soundboard

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Java Soundboard for Discord

        -
        No votes yet
        • Jar2Exe

          2.1.7

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Portable Tool to Wrap Java-Based Apps into Executable Windows Files

          2
          144 votes
          • PROS: Straightforward interface, Generates three kinds of exe files, Operates on both Linux and Windows, Supports 32- and 64-bit exe files
          • CONS: All new processes entail going through each step, May not work well with JDK 1.8, Configuration settings could be confusing, Not for expert users
        • XLOGO

          0.9.93

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Logo interpreter written in Java, with Spanish interface

          7
          84 votes
          • Bonita BPM Community Edition

            6.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Developers build process-driven business applications using a graphical design studio, a Java engine, a web form builder, and APIs.

            7
            17 votes
            • OpenJDK OSX Build

              1.7

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Get the most up to date Java version on your Mac

              8
              8 votes
              • PROS: Provides cutting edge of Java development
              • CONS: Can be unstable
            • Charles Web Debugging Tool

              for Mac 3.6.5

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Java based proxy tool for Macs

              6
              29 votes
              • PROS: Allows viewing of HTTP and reverse proxies, Views LoadVariables, XML Loads etc
              • CONS: Technical for non-developers, Requires Java
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            13.217749Windows
            23.0.87887Windows,Mac
            34.118297Windows
            48-build-19130906.7Windows
            511.0.211956.1Windows
            Sponsored×