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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 145 votes out of 145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.7
  • Total Downloads:
    152,939
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 04, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try; $49.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    13.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.6.7
  • Fixed a bug in which clicking the "OK" button in the "Text Options" dialog box would fail to accept any changes in the character width for Soft Wrap Text.

  • Added read and until to the Unix Shell Script keyword list.

  • Fixed a bug in which the Perl syntax coloring scanner would get confused by backslash references appearing before the opening quote of a string.

  • Fixed crash which would occur when closing a multi-file Differences results window after having viewed a number of differing file pairs.

  • Fixed a crash which would occur when rapidly switching between files in a multi-file Differences window, and the first difference was a "nonmatching lines" difference which required more than a trivial amount of time to compute.

  • Added @available and __builtin_available to the C-family language keyword lists.

  • Added nonnull and returns_nonnull to the C-family language keyword lists.

  • When running on 10.13, the application no longer attempts to use the built-in "Consolas for BBEdit" font, because the OS won't load it and instead defaults to some proportional monstrosity. (If you are finding that this happens anyway, go to the "Editor Defaults" preferences and use the "Restore Defaults" button.)

General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date July 04, 2017
Date Added July 04, 2017
Version 11.6.7
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.97MB
File Name BBEdit_11.6.7.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 152,939
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.99

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