JavE is a free Ascii Editor. Rather than for editing texts, it is intended for drawing simple diagrams by using Ascii characters. It is like a graphics editor for editing texts instead of images.

JavE is written in 100% pure Java and so should run on almost every operating system. It is a standalone application and not available as applet.


  • Freehand painting by mouse
  • FIGlet support - 195 fonts included
  • GIF/JPG/BMP to Ascii conversion with multiple options
  • crash recovery - edited documents can be recovered by JavE when starting the next time
  • Free shape selection tool
  • Easy textbox editing (borders, move, rescale)
  • Extendable clipart library
  • Export for multiple purposes (HTML, Java/C++/C/... comment)
  • move/copy/mirror/flip/rot13/...
  • And many many more - check it out!



URL: http://www.jave.de/
Licence: Common Public License