BBEdit
BBEdit
13.0.1

4.9

BBEdit free download for Mac

BBEdit

13.0.1
16 October 2019

Powerful text and HTML editor.

Overview

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.

What's new in BBEdit

Version 13.0.1:

Note: A BBEdit 13 serial number is required to use licensed features in this version

  • Contains fixes for reported issues

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Bento de Espinosa
24 July 2019

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I use it for my website. It is the best one. Period.
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Version 12.6.5
bdikkat
04 October 2019
BBEdit 13 is the one version I am NOT upgrading to. Use to be every two years, now just ONE year after my last purchase they want more money, and for very little. Grep playground? Not worth it. Better dark mode? I don't use dark mode. And in their "what's new" they even list something that was brought out in version 12 (the commands). And after all that embarrassing denial about the syntax colouring bug. No, no, no. Not this one.
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Version 13.0
Gregorgy
13 September 2019
So, after me pointing this out about 5 years ago - Certain edits within a "PHP in HTML" source file would set up a situation in which subsequent edits would cause syntax coloring to get confused - they now finally fixed it. Really a pity that it took so long for me to believed and the fault to be found and fixed. I have burnt my wallet too many times upgrading hoping that the next version fixes it so I will wait for others to confirm. I cannot afford to keep updating for a feature (actually, a fix) that never seems to work. I hope you have it right, finally.
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Version 12.6.7
cig0
28 July 2019
I like this app but really can't find an excuse to shell out the good hunk of money this app costs, when excellent editors like VSCode or Atom are available for free, not to mention commercial alternatives like Sublime that also are multi-platform -- and also happens to have way lot more of features than BBEdit all of them. Please enlighten me.
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Version 12.6.5
Bento de Espinosa
24 July 2019
I use it for my website. It is the best one. Period.
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Version 12.6.5
DS9 Software
27 June 2019
Best editor for the Mac. It’s one of the apps that is permanently open and ready. I don’t use most of the features it has, but it’s reassuring to know it has so many for when I need them. It is well maintained.
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Version 12.6.5
Colin-☕
14 November 2018
I totally understand why the syntax colouring bug is frustrating but I don't understand how this could be the basis of so many super low review ratings. The team at BareBones clearly knock themselves out to constantly enhance and deepen BBEdit's abilities with plain text. (Now that I think about it, I don't think the syntax colouring but is still around or at least as bad as it once was.)

Have you seen the user manual? It's almost 400 pages... for a text editor! And that's not because it's overly verbose but because the ridiculous number of abilities BBEdit has to document. I'm sure I don't use more than... 15% of them and still find BBEdit essential. Yes, there are other editors that let you edit code, but there is very little with BBEdit's breadth and depth of features.

That all said, I'm only giving 4.5 stars because there's no way to get the Function menu to only show functions (not objects, etc.). Gotta keep you trying, guys! (See! *That* is how you rank something that's awesome except for your pet feature. :-) )
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Version 12.5
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Gregorgy
Gregorgy
20 February 2019
I believe I have found a fix (at least for myself, in my dev environment) for the Syntax colouring bug. I created a script and put it into BBEdit's scripts folder (v11.6.8)

tell application "BBEdit"
set source language of front text document to "(none)"
set source language of front text document to "(automatic)"
end tell

Place it in BB's scripts folder and run when the coloring goes to pot.
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The best editor on the Mac!
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Version 12.1.4
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Jmmermet
Jmmermet
23 July 2018
I was a heavy user of BBEdit, but I now use Visual Studio Code, which is free.
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HansMueller4641
11 March 2018
folder compare is awesome! fast for opening (large) text documents
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Version 12.1.1
EmilGH
28 February 2018
Been using BBEdit since day 1. It's not as super-fast as Atom or Sublime, but it's got eh absolut best simple automation functionality, great extensibiliyt, format detection, super huge file editing... can't live on a Mac without it.
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Version 12.1.1
wboweng10
26 February 2018
I've been a BBEdit user since the very earliest versions and it is my one of my favorites. It's also one of the most powerful and comprehensive professional text editing tools around. Kudos to Bare Bones Software for their consistent, dedicated, responsive support of this wonderful product.
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Version 12.1.1
$49.99

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.2 or later
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