We stand with Ukraine to help keep people safe. Join us

Powerful text and HTML editor.

4.2
Based on 129 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$59.99
One-Time Purchase
Buy Now

BBEdit 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 version 15.0.3

Updated on Apr 11 2024

  • This maintenance update is recommended for all BBEdit 15 customers, and includes changes to address reported issues, as well as performance and stability improvements. This update also includes improvements to: accessibility for VoiceOver users; Text Factories; and the built-in FTP/SFTP support (among various other things).
View older BBEdit updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

29.7 MB

Downloads

314301

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11 or later
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about BBEdit. All reviews will be posted soon.

Write your thoughts in our old-fashioned comment

MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
0.0

(0 Reviews of )

There are no reviews yet
  • Comments

  • User Ratings

Dellu
Dellu
Oct 29 2023
14.6.8
0.0
Oct 29 2023
0.0
Version: 14.6.8
Powerful text manipulation tools embedded in this app. I would have spent many hours searching for regex scripts to do many of the things that BBEdit does out of the box.
Aargl
Aargl
May 25 2023
14.6.6
4.0
May 25 2023
4.0
Version: 14.6.6
I recently enjoyed how you can use a complex research using regular expressions. Example: searching for usg=.+" will select any string starting with usg= including every character following until it meets ". Great! :-) You'll find presets/explanations on the third local menu on the right of the Find area.
AlexReyes
AlexReyes
May 27 2021
13.5.6
4.0
May 27 2021
4.0
Version: 13.5.6
I only use the free mode, but this app so useful. Great for opening XML files and using search to find/confirm data, show invisibles that are causing trouble, etc.
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
13.0.2
5.0
Nov 6 2019
5.0
Version: 13.0.2
The only editor you need on macOS.
bdikkat
bdikkat
Oct 4 2019
13.0
2.0
Oct 4 2019
2.0
Version: 13.0
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.
Gregorgy
Gregorgy
Sep 13 2019
12.6.7
3.0
Sep 13 2019
3.0
Version: 12.6.7
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.
cig0
cig0
Jul 28 2019
12.6.5
0.0
Jul 28 2019
0.0
Version: 12.6.5
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.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Jul 24 2019
12.6.5
5.0
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Version: 12.6.5
I use it for my website. It is the best one. Period.
DS9 Software
DS9 Software
Jun 27 2019
12.6.5
5.0
Jun 27 2019
5.0
Version: 12.6.5
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.
Colin-☕
Colin-☕
Nov 14 2018
12.5
4.0
Nov 14 2018
4.0
Version: 12.5
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. :-) )
anonymous-antelope-2748
anonymous-antelope-2748
Jul 11 2018
12.1.4
5.0
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Version: 12.1.4
The best editor on the Mac!
HansMueller4641
HansMueller4641
Mar 11 2018
12.1.1
4.0
Mar 11 2018
4.0
Version: 12.1.1
folder compare is awesome! fast for opening (large) text documents
EmilGH
EmilGH
Feb 28 2018
12.1.1
4.0
Feb 28 2018
4.0
Version: 12.1.1
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.
wboweng10
wboweng10
Feb 26 2018
12.1.1
0.0
Feb 26 2018
0.0
Version: 12.1.1
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.
Macbuyer1000
Macbuyer1000
Dec 19 2017
12.0.2
5.0
Dec 19 2017
5.0
Version: 12.0.2
I was surprised to see all the negative reviews (I'm unfamiliar with the syntax coloring bug and haven't seen stability problems with 11 or 12) I use several text editors, but overall I find BBEdit to be a great tool for working with large files or folders of files. A few things I especially like: - Finding All in a file or across files (and navigate results in a separate window) - Extract matching text from file(s) -- literals or regular expressions - Viewing/ / fixing obscure text encoding issues that choke other editors (the Zap Gremlins feature is sometimes handy) - File / folder comparisons - Include files (static or dynamic) - Very customizable
Gregorgy
Gregorgy
Oct 24 2017
12.0.1
3.0
Oct 24 2017
3.0
Version: 12.0.1
Stay Away. Since they have been informed of the syntax coloring bug, they have release about 10 updates and 1 paid upgrade and still haven't even acknowledged it. They ignore my emails pointing it out, saying they cannot replicate it. Guess what barebones? The people here can all replicate it! And be aware that when this bug cripples your productivity and you request a refund, they begin ignoring all your emails. Caveat Emptor.
bdikkat
bdikkat
Oct 23 2017
12.0.1
2.0
Oct 23 2017
2.0
Version: 12.0.1
Another paid update with nothing much to show for it. The syntax colouring bug is still there! Oh dear, Bare Bones indeed! Next they’ll go subscription. Next they’ll go under.
Caproberts
Caproberts
Oct 20 2017
12.0
4.0
Oct 20 2017
4.0
Version: 12.0
Another disappointing update that does not really bring a lot of new features I can use. Ftp still sucks, now they added the ability to open folders by clicking on a little triangle, really, wow that is so modern, but guess what clicked on the triangle and nothing happens, this functionality is not working , using transmit as ftp is really basic since version 10 and do not use it anymore. Syntax colouring still has the bug? What have they then been fixing? No improvement with the clippings palette I was really hoping for. Also suggested adding CSS lookup/editing similar to what brackets has, they said this is a good idea but has not been added. But then bracket is 240MB. Guess we will have to update as we otherwise are stuck with know bugs, also do not see what this update is all about, guess it was time to charge for an update as they need to do this form time to time, which in itself is fair enough as they do keep the program working after system updates. Also had hopes to get at least get one exiting interphase improvement with a full version number, this is more like 11.5 then 12.
Gregorgy
Gregorgy
Oct 15 2017
12.0
3.0
Oct 15 2017
3.0
Version: 12.0
What a cheek! They refused the acknowledge the existence of the syntax coloring bug in v11, then they refused to accept it and now they release a new version without even addressing it - or fixing it!!!!! Time to leave this former stalwart behind. It is a pity, really but BareBones have done this to themselves.
Radus
Radus
Oct 13 2017
12.0
0.5
Oct 13 2017
0.5
Version: 12.0
Old 32bit Software, requires the use of the CMV-Compiler - reducing the power of all the system. SublimeText is the much much better solution for me and it is cross platform.
kom
kom
Jul 26 2023
14.6.6
4.0
Jul 26 2023
4.0
Version: 14.6.6
Aargl
Aargl
May 25 2023
14.6.6
4.0
May 25 2023
4.0
Version: 14.6.6
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Feb 25 2023
14.6.4
5.0
Feb 25 2023
5.0
Version: 14.6.4
gregraven
gregraven
Feb 19 2022
14.1
5.0
Feb 19 2022
5.0
Version: 14.1
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
13.5.6
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 13.5.6
orbannatalie
orbannatalie
May 27 2021
13.5.6
3.0
May 27 2021
3.0
Version: 13.5.6
AlexReyes
AlexReyes
May 27 2021
13.5.6
4.0
May 27 2021
4.0
Version: 13.5.6
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
5.0
Nov 6 2019
5.0
Version: null
Gregorgy
Gregorgy
Sep 13 2019
3.0
Sep 13 2019
3.0
Version: null
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Jul 24 2019
5.0
Version: null
DS9 Software
DS9 Software
Jun 27 2019
5.0
Jun 27 2019
5.0
Version: null
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
May 1 2019
5.0
May 1 2019
5.0
Version: null
Wevah
Wevah
Apr 5 2019
4.5
Apr 5 2019
4.5
Version: null
evilinstone
evilinstone
Feb 26 2019
0.5
Feb 26 2019
0.5
Version: null
Thorsten-Heit
Thorsten-Heit
Dec 6 2018
5.0
Dec 6 2018
5.0
Version: null
Colin-☕
Colin-☕
Nov 14 2018
4.0
Nov 14 2018
4.0
Version: null
flosit
flosit
Aug 24 2018
4.5
Aug 24 2018
4.5
Version: null
anonymous-antelope-2748
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Version: null
Kaidoh
Kaidoh
Jun 5 2018
5.0
Jun 5 2018
5.0
Version: null
Cyzor
Cyzor
Apr 25 2018
5.0
Apr 25 2018
5.0
Version: null
HansMueller4641
HansMueller4641
Mar 11 2018
4.0
Mar 11 2018
4.0
Version: null
EmilGH
EmilGH
Feb 28 2018
4.0
Feb 28 2018
4.0
Version: null
anonymous-trout-1840
Feb 7 2018
4.0
Version: null
thosbsamsgom
thosbsamsgom
Feb 6 2018
4.0
Feb 6 2018
4.0
Version: null
VanRijn63
VanRijn63
Jan 8 2018
4.0
Jan 8 2018
4.0
Version: null
Macbuyer1000
Macbuyer1000
Dec 19 2017
5.0
Dec 19 2017
5.0
Version: null
bdikkat
bdikkat
Oct 23 2017
2.0
Oct 23 2017
2.0
Version: null
Caproberts
Caproberts
Oct 20 2017
4.0
Oct 20 2017
4.0
Version: null
Radus
Radus
Oct 13 2017
0.5
Oct 13 2017
0.5
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Sep 14 2017
5.0
Sep 14 2017
5.0
Version: null
Tarek-Raafat
Tarek-Raafat
Jun 28 2017
0.5
Jun 28 2017
0.5
Version: null
SegN3rd
SegN3rd
Mar 30 2017
5.0
Mar 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
LizPetrio
LizPetrio
Mar 16 2017
5.0
Mar 16 2017
5.0
Version: null
RunTime
RunTime
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
DrPfaff
DrPfaff
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-octopus-3320
Feb 4 2017
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Jan 29 2017
5.0
Jan 29 2017
5.0
Version: null
mrperfect
mrperfect
Jul 6 2016
5.0
Jul 6 2016
5.0
Version: null
ggt667
ggt667
Jul 6 2016
4.5
Jul 6 2016
4.5
Version: null
ecdltf
ecdltf
Apr 23 2016
5.0
Apr 23 2016
5.0
Version: null
$59.99
One-Time Purchase
Buy Now
How would you rate BBEdit?
Similar apps
CotEditor
Plain text editor.
Is this app is similar to CotEditor? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
4
Upvotes
4
Total score
0
Downvotes
Visual Studio Code
Cross-platform code editor and debugger for web apps.
Is this app is similar to Visual Studio Code? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
4
Upvotes
3
Total score
-1
Downvotes
Tincta Pro
Fast and intuitive text editor.
Is this app is similar to Tincta Pro? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Emacs
GNU Emacs editor for OS X.
Is this app is similar to Emacs? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Eddie
Powerful, lightweight editor for programmers.
Is this app is similar to Eddie? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes