BBEdit
BBEdit 10.5.10
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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,
What's New
Version 10.5.10:

Fixes:

  • Fixed hang which would occur if Spotlight was blocked on indexing when bringing up a source picker (as in multi-file search or text factory execution).
  • The application no longer claims to be able to edit "Java Web Start" files, which should prevent the OS from inappropriately opening them after downloading.
  • Fixed bug in which the first right-arrow gesture in a text document would have no effect when the document had been opened with soft wrapping turned on and the insertion point was at the very beginning of the document.
  • Fixed a cluster of bugs which conspired to prevent image windows from opening up with correct size and placement; the image's dimensions are now listed in the Window menu as well.
  • Fixed bug in which keyboard equivalents including the Shift key couldn't be set properly in the "Menus & Shortcuts" preferences.
  • Fixed crash which would occur when using the "New..." button in an FTP browser window while the item list was empty.
  • Fixed bug in which horizontal scrollbar calibration would get out of whack after deleting (or shortening) the longest line in the file, and then inserting text elsewhere to create a line that was longer than the previous record holder.
  • Fixed bug in which the line number bar would show incorrect line numbers following the beginning of a folded range of text.
  • Made a change to work around an OS bug which would cause gray areas to appear in preview windows while resizing them. (The glitches still appear, but will clear themselves rather than requiring you to reload the preview.)
  • After a conversation with Gruber, changed the UTI conformance for net.daringfireball.markdown from public.text to public.plain-text. This will fix QuickLook's failure to display Markdown files (it would show a document icon instead).
  • Changed the name of the "Data File" pseudo-language to "Text File", and added ".txt" and ".text" as default mappings to that language (in addition to the existing ".data" and ".dat'").
  • Fixed bug in which files which should have triggered a privilege escalation when opened did not, and instead reported a 10004 error.
  • Fixed a bug in which changes to display configuration would cause windows to be incorrectly reshaped in some situations. (Typically when an external display was removed from a laptop, and the window was located on the external display and was larger in either dimension than could be displayed on the laptop screen.)
Version 10.5.10:

Fixes:

  • Fixed hang which would occur if Spotlight was blocked on indexing when bringing up a source picker (as in multi-file search or text factory execution).
  • The application no longer claims to be able to edit "Java Web Start" files, which should prevent the OS from inappropriately opening them after downloading.
  • Fixed bug in which more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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BBEdit User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 10.x:
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+-werk-statt-+ reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
Good and fast text-editor. And much more.
A german translation would be great.
[Version 10.5.10]


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Shodan commented on 04 Mar 2014
I've been using jEdit for years and have been wondering whether trying another editor was worth the time investment. Has anyone used/compared BBEdit (or any other editor) with jEdit? If so, would you mind sharing your thoughts/opinions?

Cheers.
[Version 10.5.8]

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+162
Donmontalvo replied on 10 Mar 2014
Tried it...relies on Java...no thanks. COMMAND-DELETE
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+2

Nova-Bossa reviewed on 11 Feb 2014
It's the most powerful and hence best text editor in the entire galaxy! I have been using it for many years, mainly for HTML coding, but also to cleanup texts. No other application has such powerful search and replace options. It's capable of even much more than I need or know!
[Version 10.5.8]


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Donmontalvo commented on 27 Jan 2014
Update still fails with "unable to move BBEdit.app to trash"...however by recursively setting the app to 777 the update ran fine. Is India handling your updates? ;)
[Version 10.5.8]


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+69

Reowen reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
I still like BBEdit, but after many years of use I'm switching to Sublime Text. The killer features in ST for me are:
- ST shows code errors as you type (with the SublimeLinter package). This is invaluable, especially for interpreted languages.
- ST has outstanding type-to-open-a-file. Unlike BBEdit, the dialog comes up quickly and the search algorithm is excellent (it favors the first letters of camelCase and underscore-separated words and filters out useless files).
- ST also has outstanding search for symbols in a project. (BBEdit also has support for this, but it's not fully automatic and I've never used it.)
- ST has very powerful multiple selection support.

That said, BBEdit has much better support and much better diff (even with plugins ST cannot match it). And both are excellent, extensible editors with powerful project support.

I hope the BBEdit team can add some missing features and speed up the program (especially startup and building the index for Open File by Name…; with a large project that can hang the program for a long time). I fear it is really falling behind state of the art.
[Version 10.5.7]

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+95
Ulyssesric replied on 23 Jan 2014
Try Sublimerge (http://www.sublimerge.com), it's the best diff plugin for Sublime I've ever used. Two column synchronous scrolling, full Git support, can be used to compare between versions. Just this feature shall beat BBEdit.
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Reowen replied on 24 Jan 2014
I used Sublimerge for awhile and I agree it is powerful and well written (also well maintained). However, I strongly prefer BBEdit's diff because it is so easy to start a diff, so intuitive to use, and because it can be used as an external diff tool.

Sublimerge does more, but I found it unintuitive to use (primarily because ST does not support GUI controls for plugins), clumsier to launch, and it cannot be used as an external diff tool (I suspect it would be very hard for any ST plugin to support that).

My preferred setup is SourceTree for viewing git history (free, powerful and easy to use), the FileDiffs package in ST for diff (easy to start a diff, can delegate to an external diff tool), and BBEdit as my external diff tool for both. Also FileMerge as SourceTree's external 3-way diff tool for resolving merge conflicts (it also does 2-way diff, but I prefer BBEdit for that).
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+55

Rochade reviewed on 20 Dec 2013
BBEdit is a very solid and feature rich text editor but my standard editor is TextMate2. Why? It is much easier to find your way around. BBEdit is missing some important core features like an easy way to duplicate a file! Those features are the ones I need on a daily basis and makes my coding life easier. So, while BBEdit shines in many aspects it lacks some fundamental features.
[Version 10.5.7]


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+67

Big-Mac-XXL reviewed on 09 Dec 2013
Sure, there is Sublime Text 2, which is a totally new generation of text editors. But since I'm on a Mac (that's 20 years) I have always used BBEdit and BBEdit Lite (what is now the free and mighty good TextWrangler). It would be a bad advice for Bare Bones to change BBEdit radically. I like the slow and steady evolution. And BBEdit is a cosmic constant in a software universe of a lot of meteors. Like the very nice TextMate: the author cashed in a lot of money for his program (no envy, just a fact), and now programmers are waiting since ages for TextMate 2.0.
[Version 10.5.6]

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-5

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Radus replied on 19 Dec 2013
textmate 2.0 is in active development and very usable and a 64bit application as sublime text 3/2 -- both are much better then bbedit
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+2

+15

Mark Burgess reviewed on 07 Dec 2013
The best text editor for the Mac!
[Version 10.5.6]

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+1

+43
Psychiatry replied on 08 Dec 2013
Thank Bare Bones for this update.

BBEdit was driving me nuts because it took so long to start. It would take 5 dock icon bounces to start. Now it starts in 2 bounces.

Bare Bones still has a way to go to improve the start up time in BBEdit. In comparison, the highly bloated/featured Microsoft Word starts in ONE dock icon bounce. Why is Word faster on startup than BBEdit? It shouldn't be this way.
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+95
Macd commented on 06 Dec 2013
I went to "Check for Updates" in the menu in my BBEdit, and there were NONE! Then I remembered I'm still using BBEdit 9 (once a month vs everyday just a few years ago?) without any issues and then a few reasons I didn't switch to v.10…

I could say "come on, release a really improved, modern version of the app and I'll upgrade right away", but I think this company is out of juice and/or willpower for innovation, so I'll just keep using my v.9 and, well, won't really care if the company is still around or not with their non-products.
[Version 10.5.6]


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+3

+32

freiheit reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
From the 10.5.6 update notes:

"Application startup performance has been significantly improved. Anyone who has complained that BBEdit is slow to launch is going to have to find something else to complain about."

I can confirm seeing a massive improvement in BBEdit launch time. Now I don't forget what I wanted to write by the time it loads. Definitely worth the new(ish) lower price.
[Version 10.5.6]


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+1
Fzp had trouble on 22 Jul 2011
Version 10 (on Lion) crashes immediately after starting up! I'm using BBedit since version 7! Fortunately I didn't pay the upgrade fee already...
[Version 10.0]


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+30
detlevski had trouble on 11 Sep 2006
Ever since I have updated to 8.5 I have to enter my FTP password over and over again
for :
1. connecting to the FTP server
2. saving each individual file back to the server.

This of course is a very bad thing ....
Has anyone else encountered this issue ?
[Version 8.5]



+29

Sunburn rated on 10 Mar 2014

[Version 10.5.9]



+4

IngeMortier3516 rated on 05 Mar 2014

[Version 10.5.9]



+13

Bordwehr rated on 25 Dec 2013

[Version 10.5.7]



Joe_95c6091a rated on 19 Dec 2013

[Version 10.5.7]



Señor rated on 05 Aug 2013

[Version 10.5.5]



+54

Gary_box rated on 06 Jun 2013

[Version 10.5.4]



Kozzy49 rated on 05 Jun 2013

[Version 10.5.4]



CraigPatik3885 rated on 10 May 2013

[Version 10.5.3]



Paddy57 rated on 09 May 2013

[Version 10.5.3]



Planesys rated on 07 Apr 2013

[Version 10.5.3]


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Version Downloads:1,584
Type:Development : Editors
License:Demo
Date:09 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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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.


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