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BBAutoComplete adds word auto-completion to Affrus, BBEdit, Mailsmith, Microsoft Word, Script Debugger, Smile, Tex-Edit Plus, and TextWrangler. You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guessed wrong, you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible completions. Other auto-completion utilities need to be taught the abbreviations and expansions that you use; BBAutoComplete avoids this hassle by automatically looking for expansions in the program's open documents. This means that it always suggests completions that are relevant to your more...

What's New

Version 1.5.4:
  • Added support for TextWrangler 4. Also, completion now works in TextWrangler search results browser windows.
  • BBAutoComplete now has an automatic keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word 2011. (Previous versions of Word need more...


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • One of the following:
    • Affrus
    • BBEdit
    • Mailsmith
    • Microsoft Word
    • Script Debugger
    • Smile
    • Tex-Edit Plus
    • TextWrangler

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Philosopherdog Member IconReview+99

Exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install. Just drop the .app file in applications, and add the scripts to your textwrangler scripts folder. Then go into textwrangler and under window/ palettes go to scripts and assign a shortcut key to the script. Thanx to the developer for his generosity. It certainly makes textwrangler much more useful.

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Version 1.5.3
C-Command Software (Developer) Member IconDev+125
C-Command Software (Developer)

It depends on which application you're using. For BBEdit, you would copy the scripts into the Scripts folder inside the BBEdit folder inside Application Support. This page:


tells exactly which folders to use.

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Version 1.5.2
Chadwithuhc Member IconComment+2

i dont get it. ive tried to install this numerous times and i cant figure out how to get it to work. so i copy the scripts into the application support/appnam folders? cause i did and nothing happened... i read the extended online documentation and it still didnt seem to clear this up.

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Version 1.5.2
Abhi Beckert Member IconReview+2
Abhi Beckert

This is a great app that adds a feature that should be built into all text editors. Not that it matters too much, since it's free.

Installation was a bit alienating though, you'll need to consult the help files to work out how to install it properly, and I imagine newbies would have a hard time understanding the instructions there. But once you've got it installed it "just works".

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Version 1.3
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Version 1.5.3
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Downloads 9,986
Version Downloads 1,106
License Free
Date 25 Apr 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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