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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    152,450
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try; $49.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    13.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    41
  • Platform:
    Mac
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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 11.6.5
  • The "Menus & Shortcuts" preferences pane has two new buttons. "Simple Menus" will simplify the menu structure by hiding the "advanced" menu commands (the ones that go along with a full BBEdit license and which are also available during the evaluation period). The result is a menu structure that is very similar to TextWrangler's.

    The "Full Menus" button undoes the work of Simple Menus, by making all menus and commands visible (even ones that might have previously been manually hidden).

    Both operations leave your keyboard equivalents intact.

    The "Restore Defaults" button, as before, will reset all keyboard equivalents to factory defaults, and will make all menus and items visible.

General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date March 30, 2017
Date Added March 30, 2017
Version 11.6.5
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 13.99MB
File Name BBEdit_11.6.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 152,450
Downloads Last Week 41
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.99

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