When comparing PSPad vs jEdit, the Slant community recommends PSPad for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” PSPad is ranked 22nd while jEdit is ranked 57th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Integrated FTP client
Pro Simple and small
PSPad is simple, small, and lightweight. It's also quite fast.
PSPad is completely free to download and use.
Pro Code highlighting for many languages
PSPad supports code highlighting for several languages.
Pro Accented words
In PSPad, the user can add accents to words.
Pro Integrated HEX editor
Pro Plugin support
JEdit has lots of plugins that help you customize the editor to your liking. The plugins are easy to download (once you select a mirror) and take effect right away, without a restart.
Pro Syntax highlighting
JEdit offers syntax highlighting for several languages.
jEdit runs on Linux, OS X and Windows.
Con Windows only
It's only available for Windows.
Con No code folding
Does not support code folding.
Con No content assist
Con Depends on Java
Because jEdit requires Java to be installed on the OS, it's not suitable for those who don't want Java.