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
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.