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BBEdit for Mac

$49.99
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Editors' Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6
  • Total Downloads:
    151,161
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; $49.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    14.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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BBEdit for Mac helps developers write code by providing them with a clean, distraction-free environment. This premium product, which comes with a 30-day trial, supports over two dozen programming languages and is particularly good for Web developers, since it can integrate with any available Web browser for quick previews and website prototyping.

Pros

Plain but powerful UI: BBEdit for Mac features a minimalist main window with a small toolbar and a status bar. In the rest of the window, you can write your code using features such as indentation, custom colors for functions and operators, code commenting, and even autocompletion, not only for syntaxes but also for regular dictionary words.

Markdown support: The built-in Markdown support is a nice addition, letting you enter formatting triggers in your text that convert to valid HTML.

Extensive language support: Speaking of HTML, the software supports many programming languages, including HTML, C++, Java, JavaScript, Objective-C, PHP, Python, Ruby, and SQL.

Cons

Paid software: There are many free alternatives for writing code on your Mac, and though they may not have as many features, they offer essentially the same functionality as this paid application.

Bottom Line

Looking for a lightweight yet feature-rich application for building websites and writing code? BBEdit for Mac is a great option. Thanks to features like clippings, scripting (recording a series of actions), and code folding, the app can save you time by removing most repetitive tasks in the development process.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of BBEdit for Mac 10.5.11.

 
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5 stars

"excellence"

February 02, 2014  |  By socgranny

2014-02-02 12:48:52  |  By socgranny

 |  Version: BBEdit 10.5.8

Pros

I haven't found anything is couldn't open.

Cons

Couldn't find nothing.

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4 stars

"Good (closer to 3.5 stars), but still needs some work"

December 21, 2011  |  By major-john

2011-12-21 10:54:46  |  By major-john

 |  Version: BBEdit 10.1

Pros

Very good with C++, but really could be improved as a HTML editor

Cons

1) No color palette for CSS that I could see. For CSS, it does present a single list of colors, but that is far-short of a color palette.

2) <!-- #bbinclude "name" --><!-- end bbinclude --> really needs some work in that the file "name" contents are always presented via the "Update" tool. If "name" is super big, I assure you that is super-annoying, big-time. PageSpinner's <!-- ps_include="name" --> doesn't show the contents of "name". Could not BBEdit simply add a preference to show or not show with the tool "Update"?

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5 stars

"great text editor with programming additions"

January 24, 2011  |  By cassiopeianld

2011-01-24 22:09:19  |  By cassiopeianld

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.6.3

Pros

allows for great text editing regardless of size, great tools

Cons

the usage of the programming languages isn't evident

Summary

great must have programmer editor

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2 stars

"Version 9.6.1 Buggy"

November 15, 2010  |  By Mackidockie

2010-11-15 20:35:26  |  By Mackidockie

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.6.1

Pros

Love this product. Used it for years. Versatile. No gratuitous eye candy. It's for real coders. Tech Support is superb.

Cons

Had to go back to version 9.5.1. Version 9.6.1 is buggy. Crashes, sudden displays of unknown and unrequested characters.

Summary

Still the best on the market. A coder's true friend. History tells me that Bare Bones Software will correct all the current version's problems. Soon, I hope!

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5 stars

"this is one of the best html editors out there"

December 11, 2009  |  By yetanotherjay2010

2009-12-11 09:28:33  |  By yetanotherjay2010

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.3.1

Pros

I have been using BBEdit for years and it is just so easy to use to create html and to edit html. Nothing else comes close in my books.

Cons

None. it is just a good solid program.

Summary

You won't be disappointed. Wish it worked on PC.

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4 stars

"For text editing there is no product better than BBedit"

November 27, 2009  |  By thillson

2009-11-27 04:04:29  |  By thillson

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.3

Pros

You can open just about any file with BBedit, it will search and replace almost any character in the file. Great for any programmer who wants to format their code for easy editing. Has more options than you can imagine using.

Cons

It is a little over priced for a text editor, but they have a free product for people who do not want to pay for a text editor.

Summary

Great product well worth the money if you have a need for BBedit's features.

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2 stars

"Agree with TimGavin"

December 08, 2008  |  By grh-akl

2008-12-08 09:15:17  |  By grh-akl

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
What were they thinking? Or have I missed something? The new "Find" tool is totally unusable for me. No option for choosing multiple documents, for example. I, too, am reverting to v 8.

(But what does tim mean when he says "I'll continue to use 8 until Panic gets around to adding folding to Coda")

One star. Otherwise, v 8 continues to deserve five.

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4 stars

"Nice editor"

October 27, 2008  |  By Red Lavenia

2008-10-27 04:16:58  |  By Red Lavenia

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It is a nice editor but for a huge price.

There are another good programs for a little price.
If you want a powerful tool than you are right here.

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5 stars

"Simply the best..."

October 25, 2008  |  By arcturus1

2008-10-25 19:54:00  |  By arcturus1

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The following new features in Release 9 make a big difference in my work with html:
1. Projects
2. Auto-complete for html tags
3. Edit in search windows
For working with large web sites, nothing else comes close. This is a mature, powerful text editor.

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1 stars

"Still stuck in 68k land."

December 06, 2007  |  By krazytekn0

2007-12-06 22:17:53  |  By krazytekn0

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.7.1

Pros

If you ever need to reverse the text order in a document this might be useful, but when have you ever needed to do that.

Cons

BBEdit is so stuck in the dark ages of programming that it's not even funny. It touts itself as a source-code editor, Apple Xcode works many orders of magnitude better and faster and comes free with Mac OS X, as well as a free download. The guy behind BBEdit seems to think that his version of TextEdit is worth as much as Apple's entire operating system. If you want to try it go ahead, the program hasn't been substantively changed in 7 or 8 years. The developer knows nothing about the current ways to do things in OS X and is a left over 68k mac guy that refuses to learn. DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON THIS.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.6

Additions

  • BBEdit 11.6 introduces a new demo model in which its complete feature set is available for the first 30 days of use.

    At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, BBEdit will remain permanently functional with a revised feature set that includes its powerful text editing capabilities but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit's exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.

    When the product is unlicensed, menu commands corresponding to these features are badged with a "Demo" icon.

  • The file info panel (used for text statistics and the Document Status navigation bar item) gets a new "location" field showing the URL to the file, and "Copy" buttons for the full path and the location.

  • Clicking on the cursor position display in the status bar now opens a popover that you can use to go to another line. (The popover stays up until you click outside of it or press the Escape key, allowing you to browse the file by line number.)

  • Added "New Text Window" to the application dock menu. This is equivalent to the "New Text Window" command in the menu bar.

  • By default, the Open panel implements the standard system behavior of displaying the same folder that was viewed the last time you used the Open command. If you wish, you may instead have the Open panel display the directory containing the active document (or some other location apposite to the front window):

    defaults write com.barebones.bbedit OpenPanelShowsFrontDocumentDirectory -bool YES

    If no documents are open and a suitable location could not otherwise be determined, the Open panel will show you the last-used directory.

  • Added x-show-tab-stops as an application-specific EditorConfig key.

  • Open File by Name, disk browsers, instaprojects, and the Counterparts navigation bar item will now filter out files that are in Git repositories and match .gitignore file rules. (In disk browsers and instaprojects, the "Everything" filter item will make such files visible again.)

  • Folder scanning used in multi-file search/replace/text factory operation, Find Differences, and site deployment will now skip over files that match rules specified in .gitignore files, in cases where the directory being scanned is (or is inside of) a Git working copy.

  • There is a new command-line tool: bbresults. This tool reads data from stdin which is expected to be typically formed Unix error messages. This data is then used to create a BBEdit results window which provides navigation of errors and warnings within BBEdit itself.

General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date July 15, 2016
Date Added July 15, 2016
Version 11.6
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.04MB
File Name BBEdit_11.6.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 151,161
Downloads Last Week 46
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.99

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