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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.