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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great Text editor, but overpriced"

    December 8, 2004  |   By mnb


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    I'll be the first to agree that BBEdit is a fantastic text editor. Easily the best out there on the Mac. TextEdit on the PC is a decent alternative.

    The main problem I have with it is the exceptionally high price. $200 is darn steep for a text editor. While it's chock full of features, most of them I NEVER use. I don't use ANY of the html tag stuff or the ftp features. But I do like the ability to run and syntax check PERL and shell scripts, which TextWrangler lacks. So my needs fall between their $49 and $199 app.

    Personally I think BBEdit should go for $99-$119. I'd pony up and buy it even if it is overkill for my needs, but at $199, that's just not gonna happen. I'll just suffer with the outdated BBEdit Lite. At least the price is right.

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