Barry's Emacs

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

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

There are pre-built kits available for Windows, macOS and Linux systems, Fedora.

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.


8-Apr-2023 V8.9.4 release with kits for Windows 10 64 bit and later, Mac OS X 64 bit and Fedora 37 and 36.

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V8.6 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 instructions
macOS 64 bitUse V8.9
Fedora LinuxUse V8.9
Windows 10 and 11 64 bitUse V8.9
Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0Use the legacy V7.2

Barry's Emacs FAQ

Check the FAQ for frequently asked questions.

Discussion group

Barry's Emacs is discussed on barrys-emacs.