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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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5 stars

"great text editor with programming additions"

January 24, 2011  |  By cassiopeianld

 |  Version: BBEdit 9.6.3


allows for great text editing regardless of size, great tools


the usage of the programming languages isn't evident


great must have programmer editor

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.6.3
  • This release consists entirely of fixes for reported issues, and contains no new features, nor changes to existing features.
  • Fixed a fistful of bugs which contributed to unnecessarily high memory utilization.
  • Fixed crash which would occur when files were deleted outright from folders being watched by a project file list.
  • When importing service data, line breaks are now converted to the internal representation.
  • BBEdit now advertises its ability to supply and accept service data as UTF-8 (as well as UTF-16 and plain Mac Roman text).
  • Fixed bug in which using the "Plain" format would remove the first character of the markup being formatted, in cases in which the markup was a document fragment and the first character was an element opener ("<").
  • Fixed bug in which "Pretty Print" markup formatting would insert one or more line breaks at the beginning of the markup being formatted, in cases when the markup was a document fragment and the format profile indicated a line break before the tag.
  • Fixed bug in which a multi-file or text factory Replace All would touch the file being processed, even if it contained no matches for the search string.
  • If "Make Writeable" fails because you have insufficient (non-elevated) privileges, BBEdit will flag the file for authenticated saving instead of refusing to let you do anything. (Note: This does not apply to App Store versions of BBEdit, which are not able to perform authenticated saves.)
  • If CVS tool output has invalid UTF-8, treat it as Mac Roman instead of reporting an error.
  • Backtick strings (shell execution escapes) in PHP code are now colored as strings. (They are also treated as strings by the PHP function scanner, which won't have any visible effect but which maintains correctness.
  • Multi-line brace blocks and multi-line parenthetical expressions are now foldable in PHP code.
  • CSS color properties specifying "transparent" are no longer destroyed by the Background dialog (and other tools).
  • Fixed bug in which the CSS Background dialog didn't fill in a vertical positioning property if you didn't also specify a horizontal positioning property.
  • Backslashes are now correctly recognized as character escapes when computing color in Unix shell scripts.
  • Fixed hang which would occur when Find Differences encountered a directory for which the user didn't have read access.
  • Fixed crash in the CSS formatter when faced with certain rule malformations. Also, the CSS formatter trims leading and trailing whitespace to avoid creating malformations like invalid @charset rules.
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date January 24, 2011
Date Added January 24, 2011
Version 9.6.3
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
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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