PalmEd is a text editor for Personal Digital Assistant (electronic handheld information device).

It aims at providing a means to create, open, edit and save text files in a convenient way.

PalmEd is an opensource java application distributed under the terms of the BSD license.

See the license for more information.


PalmEd targets high-end devices but should run on all MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 with JSR75 Java compatible platforms.

See the installation documentation for a list of devices.


Here is a non-exhaustive list of the features planned :

  • file opening, editing and saving
  • text view vertical and horizontal scrolling using direction keys
  • text view vertical and horizontal scrolling using scrollbars
  • CR/LF consistency when opening and saving a file
  • multiple buffers with cycling
  • copy/paste
  • undo/redo
  • incremental find
  • customizable fonts and colors
  • force CR/LF mode
  • enable/disable line wrap
  • xml support (auto-format, electric tags)

See the roadmap for more information about planned features.