BBEdit for Mac

BBEdit for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 146 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    147,897
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $179.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63
  • Platform:
    Mac
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5 stars

"Can't live without it!"

March 17, 2005  |  By dldoo

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.0.3

Pros

The name says it all: *Bare Bones* and crazy powerful. When I'm bored on a long flight, I can spend hours grepping through PRDs in a test of skill. I'll ask the passenger next to me for a pattern to match--or better yet, to replace--then stand back!

BBEdit is like an old friend. Why, it's even been used to build this here Website.

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5 stars

"The Photoshop of Text"

February 21, 2005  |  By peterpayne

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It is the Photoshop of text. A solid friend that I use in many different parts of my work.

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5 stars

"A little sloppy on the upgrades"

December 15, 2004  |  By Kiehlster

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I haven't gotten to use BBEdit for all that long. I started with version 7 after getting a job working primarily on macs. It reminds me a bit of EditPlus for windows, so I've gotten quite comfortable with it, and I must say it's a great colorized editor for any of your programming needs.

Although BBEdit is great and all, 8.0.3 has at least one obvious bug. They've redone all their language support in version 8.0, but it would seem that they're still working out issues with it. I regularly use the Un/Comment Selection feature to comment out and uncomment large selections of text on many documents. 8.0.2 and 8.0 have effectively achieved this feature by allowing you to comment out each line of a selection all at once. So you can get 50 start and 50 end comment tags for each line you have selected.

After trying 8.0.3 I found that this feature was very broken (it doesn't properly remove or add tags leaving extra junk or overlooking preferences all together), and so I'm back on 8.0.2 until this feature is fixed. I'm not sure how you can both break and miss catching this feature.

Other than the problems with 8.0.3 I'd recommend this to anyone looking for an easy text/code editor.

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5 stars

"Outstanding Software and Customer Support"

December 08, 2004  |  By gaseous1

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This program is a steal at full price and a real bargain at $129. What's your time worth and how much do you save by using this software?

An incredible feature list, fast processing, Unix and Applescript support - this program is fantastic. It's not just a text editor and shouldn't be viewed as one (geez, there aare free text editors out there -- even Apple supplies one). It is an amazing automation and efficiency tool for a wide variety of text-related tasks. Text Factories are phenomenal. Now they can be called via an AppleScript (hey, I requested that only several weeks ago!) which further enhances my automation tasks.

Its all about workflow and getting rid of time-wasting repetition and BB-Edit is an incredibly versatile tool with a tremendously fast implementation that rivals the underlying UNIX perl, awk and sed functions in speed. Anything that BB-Edit can't handle can be implemented by incorporating a shell/python/perl/applescript in the processing pathway.

This program has paid for itself many times over, including the upgrade fees. I think it is very fairly priced at $129.

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5 stars

"Expensive, but goood"

December 08, 2004  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've always felt the BBEdit was far too expensive, and that it would be more fairly priced if it were in the $50 to $100 range. But when 8.0 came out I was in the middle of a massive website redesign and needed to spend 8 or 10 hours a day in my text editor. I tried 8.0 and realized that it was so good that I would just have to buy it because it was next to indispensible. Luckily I qualified for a student discount, so I got it for a little over $100. It is true that BBEdit is "just a text editor", but if spend a day or two learning its features and customize it to fit your workflow (for example, using the glossaries feature), you will find that it enables you to work in an ultra-efficient, ultra productive way. And as a registered user, Bare Bones gives you excellent support. The list of fixes and additions in 8.0.3 is so long it took me nearly half an hour to read it! And I was delighted to see that both of the major bugs that I reported were fixed in the update. It's hard to imagine how they could make this any better. It's not Cocoa, which was why I never bought the pre-8.0 versions; but in 8.0 the text editing behaviours (line selection etc) exactly match those that I am used to from working in Cocoa editors (like Xcode). So now I can move between the two in total comfort. I have had some crashes, but they've been infrequent, and on the whole the software seems very, very stable.

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5 stars

"learn to code - it's wysiwyg users that make life..."

December 08, 2004  |  By gregorja

 |  Version: BBEdit 8.0.3

Summary

...hell
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
 Michael Bowyer - here's what you get: the best handcoding application for any platform. learn to code if you want to work on the web. if you prefer being a barrista, whine all you like.

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What's new in version 8.0.3
Maintenance release to fix reported issues and add minor interface refinements and enhancements. Click here to view the long list of changes.
General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date December 08, 2004
Date Added December 08, 2004
Version 8.0.3
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.5 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 11.53MB
    File Name BBEdit_11.1.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 147,897
    Downloads Last Week 63
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    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $179

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