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BBEdit for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 146 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    148,619
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 29, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (24-launch limit); $99.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Platform:
    Mac
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  • Current Version

    5.0

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    4.4

    out of 146 votes

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    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 8
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5 stars

"Just throwing another 5 stars onto the pile..."

April 08, 2004  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: BBEdit 7.1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Best of its class, and Mac-only. This is definitely one of the all-time best programs. It's well-maintained and well-written in every respect. Searches are incredibly fast. One of my favorite features is the FTP/SFTP support. It lets you work on remote files via FTP or SFTP as if they were on your computer locally.

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5 stars

"excellence"

February 02, 2014  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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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What's new in version 7.1.3
  • The name of the "Resolve URL" command (on the Edit menu) is now "Open URL".
  • The "Auto-Connect" setting in the FTP dialogs no longer requires that "Remember Password" be turned on. This is useful if you have previously set up to use public-key authentication for SSH (in which case no password is required).
  • Corrected a bug where onload and onunload were missing from the XHTML 1.1 language table specification for the body element.
  • Fixed a bug where the Anchor dialog would crash on Mac OS 9 if the selection contained whitespace.
  • Fixed a bug in the new auto-indent whitespace behavior where the undo stack was incorrect if the document was represented internally as unicode.
  • Corrected a mistake in the Perl syntax coloring scanner that would cause it to almost always break runs at the end of a line. A side-effect of correcting this is that the '/' operator is no longer treated differently if it appears on the second or subsequent line of an expression, i.e., it will not mistakenly be treated as a string delimiter if it would not have been had the entire expression been on a single line (pardon the legalese :-).
  • Fixed ancient bug in which the meanings of the "List Text Files Only" and "Skip (...) Folders" switches were reversed in the Find Differences dialog.
  • Fixed bug in which the resource fork of a shell worksheet document was left open, which would lead to -192 errors when subsequently saving other documents.
  • Fixed bug in which an error would occur when trying to save a file opened using SFTP on an alternate port.
  • Fixed bug in which the FTP dialog would include the port number in the host name when selecting an SFTP host via Rendezvous. It now only does so when the port is not the default SFTP port.
  • Rendezvous initialization for FTP server browsing is now deferred until the first time the FTP dialogs are used.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting into the Anchor (and friends) dialog URL field would result in the field contents being selected after the paste.
  • Fixed bug in which renaming a file in the Open from FTP/SFTP dialog when connected to an SFTP server would end up moving the renamed file to the logged-in user's home directory.
  • When checking to see whether an FTP/SFTP file is already open, BBEdit now includes the user name in the test, so that files which have the same host and path, but different user login, are handled correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where Open by Name would open ~/... as /...
  • If CodeWarrior is busy when BBEdit tries to update its state, BBEdit will now wait three seconds to retry (rather than the previous ten seconds). This improves the responsiveness of the UI a bit.
  • Updated the PHP keyword list
  • Fixed bug in which the visible "SFTP" indicator in FTP browsers didn't change when choosing a bookmark caused the SFTP setting to change.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the Apple Event guts.
  • Fixed bug in which path information wasn't saved when using "Add Bookmark..." from the FTP dialog or FTP browser, and the dialog/browser was not currently connected to a server.
  • Fixed a bug where if you included a non-MacRoman document in a MacRoman document, the data was inserted incorrectly.
  • Some SFTP servers seem to get upset if you ask them how big a file is immediately before opening it for download. So we don't do that anymore. This resolves SFTP timeouts when opening files via SFTP from the Open Recent menu.
  • Fixed a bug where the shell path would sometimes get garbled when re-opening a saved shell worksheet.
  • Fixed bug in which BBEdit would crash if the saved split position for a disk browser got hammered.
  • Fixed a bug where scripted results of process lines containing were incorrect if the input data was unicode. (A non-unicode string was returned in which every other byte was a NULL.)
  • The spelling checker now adjusts its start and end points as necessary to avoid checking partial words if the selection range starts and/or ends in the middle of a word.
  • Fixed bug in which making a new directory on an SFTP server would report an error or otherwise behave strangely.
  • Tweaked the error message text for SSH_FX_FAILURE.
  • BBEdit will now alert you if a language module cannot be used because it's not Unicode-savvy.
  • The world is once again safe for democracy: the titles have been restored to the FTP/SFTP open and save dialogs.
  • Fixed bug in the file filter UI in which pasting into a string term didn't mark the filter as changed.
  • Clarified scripting dictionary description of the "encoding" property of the "text document" class.
  • Fixed bug in which menu scripts attached to the "Markup -> Preview" command stopped working (because the title of that menu command became dynamic).
  • BBEdit now puts the same information in a drag from the Windows palette as it does in a drag of the window's title bar icon. This means that if you drag the an FTP/SFTP document's window from the window palette, you'll now get a URL instead of a reference to the temporary file.
  • Educate Quotes now correctly handles the case of a quote immediately following a right-angle bracket, as in:
  • The yen key on JIS keyboards now behaves much better. Typing yen still yields a yen character (which still appears as a box in Osaka-mono, but the correct Unicode char is being used here - 0xA5) and to get a backslash you need only type option-yen (which appears as yen in Osaka-mono, but the correct Unicode char is being used here as well - 0x5C, ASCII backslash). This applies, to my knowledge, to Mac OS 9.2.2 with the Japanese Language Kit using the US Keyboard layout, as well as Mac OS X 10.3.2 with US and Japanese Romaji (half-width Roman) Keyboard layouts. The Katakana and Hiragana layouts take both yen and option-yen to be a full-width yen character (not much I can do about that).
General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date March 29, 2004
Date Added March 29, 2004
Version 7.1.3
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS Classic/X 10.2/X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS 9.2.2 - OS X 10.2 or higher
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    File Size 11.54MB
    File Name BBEdit_11.1.2.dmg
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    Total Downloads 148,619
    Downloads Last Week 40
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    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 24-launch limit
    Price $99.95

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