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BBEdit for Mac

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BBEdit is a popular, powerful HTML and text editor with a high-performance array of tools for editing, sorting, searching, transforming, and otherwise manipulating text. Anyone with modest text-editing needs should check out BBEdit's free sister app, TextWrangler, but BBEdit is still an excellent choice for software developers (especially Web developers), with potent hand-coding features across more than 20 programming languages.

On top of basics like code folding and syntax coloring, BBEdit has flexible, multilanguage code completion, nonmodal search and replace across multiple files (so you can keep multiple document and search windows open), a smart Scratchpad that automaintains its state and contents, multiplatform Web browser preview, and--as they say, but in this case it's particularly apt--much, much more. The most recent update adds a Sleep command, support for Growl and LassoScript, and improvements to expert preferences, MobileMe syncing, Terminal integration, FTP implementation, and more.

BBEdit has certainly attracted more competition over its many years--and you can find pieces of its functionality in a variety of cheaper apps--but this app remains popular for a reason, with its rich, robust feature set and tons of options for customization.

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

December 11, 2009  |  By yetanotherjay2010

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.3.1


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.


None. it is just a good solid program.


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.3.1
  • Added #! based language guessing to the Lua language module.
  • If the document's on-disk encoding is set to use UTF-8 with a BOM, and the document also contains an explicit character set declaration of "utf-8" (which implicitly does not include a BOM), BBEdit no longer displays an "encoding mismatch" alert. (In general, you shouldn't save documents this way, though most modern software and user agents should recognize a UTF-8 BOM.)
  • Fixed typo in control title in the Text Printing section of the print dialog.
  • Fixed POD errors in the bbfind man page.
  • Fixed a bug where the first group of results in a search results list were sometimes inappropriately collapsed.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs related to insta-projects: "Open File by Name" would report -43 if the front project were an insta-project, and opening a document directly would not open into an insta-project's window when it should have.
  • When creating a temporary project for a folder 'odoc', the top level node is expanded automatically.
  • Command-D works in the "confirm save" sheet for insta-projects (on those occasions when it's necessary).
  • Fixed regression which caused bundle tool floaters (e.g. TextSoap) to appear in the Tools menu but not run when selected.
  • Restored previous behavior of "Compare Two Front Documents".
  • Refined the file filtering for multi-file Find Differences so that files' contents are inspected to help determine if the file is a text file. Restored the previous UI behavior so that if a file appears in the "In Both" list, selecting on it causes a comparison, even if the file isn't text.
  • Clicks on a disclosure triangle in a hierarchical list are never treated as a double-click.
  • Layout change to confirm-close sheet for projects.
  • Fixed bug in which "New HTML Document" did not create the document in the front project's window when it should have.
  • Fixed performance regression in case-insensitive Replace All involving single characters (which also affected Change Case).
  • Worked around bug in SMB client on Mac OS X 10.4.x which would randomly trigger a "this file has been modified" warning when saving documents on SMB volumes.
  • Removed the overly strict test for OSA script files in the #script# glossary token expansion, which prevented shebang files from being used.
  • Restored a workaround for a bug in the SMB client on Mac OS X 10.4.x which would cause a -36 error to be reported when saving an empty text file.
  • Fixed a bug where accessing the properties of a project item via the scripting interface failed.
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date December 08, 2009
Date Added December 08, 2009
Version 9.3.1
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
  • Download Information
    File Size 11.6MB
    File Name BBEdit_11.1.3.dmg
    Total Downloads 149,013
    Downloads Last Week 64
    License Model Update
    Limitations Not available
    Price $125

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