jEdit is a "mature programmer's text editor". Combining "the best functionality of Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X text editors", jEdit launches a high functioning software suitable for advanced text editing. jEdit is comprised of a core software with a wide variety of plugins that expand the capability and specificity of the basic editor. jEdit provides a rich and user-intuitive interface with auto-indent and syntax highlighting for over languages. Both "highly configurable and customizable", jEdit "beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use" but the tool is entirely free.