BBAutoComplete
BBAutoComplete
1.6.1

4.8

BBAutoComplete free download for Mac

BBAutoComplete

1.6.1
03 September 2019

Auto-complete partially typed words in BBEdit.

Overview

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 current task. BBAutoComplete is probably most useful for programmers, who need to remember and type long variable and method names, but it can also help with prose writing. It's useful any time you need to type long words quickly and accurately. BBEdit 9 and later have a built-in auto-completion feature, however BBAutoComplete is preferable in some ways. BBAutoComplete can look for completions using text in other windows and documents that are open. Depending where your cursor is, BBEdit may ignore potential completions, even if the words appear just a few lines away in the same document. The completions that BBAutoComplete offers are easily predictable and consistent; they do not change based on the syntactic context. BBAutoComplete is case-sensitive, which helps to narrow the list to the most relevant completions.

What's new in BBAutoComplete

Version 1.6.1:
  • The Software Update… installer now works on macOS 10.15. If you’ve already updated to macOS 10.15, you can use it to download the new version but will have to install it manually, as described in the Updating From a Previous Version section of the manual.
  • BBAutoComplete now supports the Hardened Runtime on macOS 10.14 and later.
  • BBAutoComplete is now notarized by Apple.
  • Fixed a bug where the front-window-only script for BBEdit reported an error.
  • The About window now includes a link to the privacy policy and has an updated layout.
  • Improved support for Dark Mode.
  • Improved the diagnostic report.
  • Updated to Xcode 10.3.

4 BBAutoComplete Reviews

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Philosopherdog
29 March 2011

Most helpful

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
Philosopherdog
29 March 2011
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
Michael-Tsai
07 February 2008
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: http://c-command.com/bbautocomplete/manual-ah/integration-scripts tells exactly which folders to use.
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Version 1.5.2
Chadwithuhc
18 January 2008
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
22 September 2004
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
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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