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BBEdit Lite is the freeware "cousin" of BBEdit, our award-winning HTML and text editor. BBEdit Lite offers a subset of BBEdit's technology and feature set, but retains the essential speed, flexibility, and ease of use that is the hallmark of our products. It's a great way to get a sense of the power of the commercial version of BBEdit, as well as a great text editor in its own right.

What's New

Version 6.1.2 fixes the following:
  • on Mac OS X 10.1, text could not be copied and pasted between windows in BBEdit Lite.
  • on Mac OS X 10.1, files would not show up in the "Open Recent" menu.
  • BBEdit Lite would crash when doing a multi-file search using a Search Results window as the source.
  • Zap Gremlins would malfunction when line-feed filtration had occurred but no other characters had been more...

Requirements

System 7.5.5 or later

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Igaucho Member IconComment+43
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This listing should probably be dropped since Bare Bones replaced it with TextWrangler about a decade ago.

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Version 6.1.2
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Anonymous
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As of Jan 2005, Bare Bones made TextWrangler freeware. It does the same things as BBEdit Lite, and a lot more. More info at: http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/. Also, it requires 10.3 or later.

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Version 6.1.2
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Software can be found at
ftp://ftp.barebones.com/pub/freeware/BBEdit_Lite_612.smi.hqx

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Version 6.1.2
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Anonymous
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was torn between this and textForge and BBedit won for me with only one feature - I can open hidden files, no need to be in root. otherwise TextForge transparency and other cool stuff is really tempting.

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Version 6.1.2
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Anonymous
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Why hasn't this been updated in forever?

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Version 6.1.2
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Anonymous
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"BBEdit Lite has been discontinued and is no longer being developed or supported."
http://www.barebones.com/products/bblite/index.shtml

This was posted on their web site a couple of years ago, IIRC. Apparently TextWrangler is meant to be their successor to BBEdit Lite, as a "light" text editor tool.

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Still running strong on 10.3.4. Crossing my fingers that it will be compatible with Tiger. Best text editor I've ever had the privilige to use. Echoing the previous comment, it is sad to see that they have stopped officially supporting the freeware version. :(

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Version 6.1.2
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Joel Nelson
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It's unsupported now, but I still keep a copy on my hard drive as it's able to open text files that other programs (like TextEdit) can't. Plus if I need to edit a HTML file that isn't supposed to be opened in a WYSIWYG editor, I know BBEdit Lite can handle it. I wish there was a lite version of BBEdit 7, but since there isn't, 6 is still good.

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Version 6.1.2
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Anonymous
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BBEdit Lite is an awesome Macintosh program.
It is a pity that Barebones has stopped supporting it. Excellent for scripting and web design.

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Version 6.1.2
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IrnBru001
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BBEdit is one of the greatist Mac programs of all time. The free version is cool but limited. Is the full version worth the price? Umm well....

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Version 6.1.2
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Anonymous
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This program is great for scripting, I use it all the time.

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Version 6.1.1
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Downloads 92,190
Version Downloads 30,394
Type Development / HTML
License Free
Date 03 Oct 2001
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price Free