Barry's Emacs

Barry's Emacs is easy to use and accessible, yet powerful.

You can start using Barry's Emacs as a notepad replacement. Then, at your own speed use more advanced features.

It's user interface uses the familiar Windows style user interface, key bindings, menus, toolbar and dialogs. Barry's Emacs is integrated with the Windows explorer.


2-Feb-2019 V8.5.1 release with kits for Windows 7 64 bit and later, Mac OS X 64 bit and Fedora 29.

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V8.5 is now the recommended version of Barry's Emacs.

Download information for Barry's Emacs V8 and for the older Barry's Emacs V7.2.

The source code is hosted on GitHub at

Operating SystemDownload
Mac OS X 64 bitUse V8.5
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 64 bitUse V8.5
Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0Use the legacy V7.2
LinuxSource builds tested on Fedora - use V8.5

Barry's Emacs FAQ

Check the FAQ for frequently asked questions.

Discussion group

Barry's Emacs is discussed on barrys-emacs.