Archive for September 24, 2004

Friday, September 24, 2004

BBEdit 8.0.1

There are lots of changes. The most interesting to me are:

  • “Convert to ASCII” is now available on the Text menu, as well as a Text Factory action.
  • The window menu now lists the individual documents contained in a multi-document window on a hierarchical sub-menu from the main window’s entry.
  • The algorithm for aging saved document state has been modified such that you won’t be likely to notice it happening. (To keep storage requirements and performance at reasonable levels, aging still occurs, but is unlikely to be noticeable except in pathological circumstances.)
  • When “Search Invisible Folders” is turned off for multi-file searching, folders whose names begin with a period (.) are now skipped.

NetNewsWire 2.0b3

I’ve been using the NetNewsWire beta for a few days now, and I think it’s excellent. It’s interesting how NetNewsWire 2 and PulpFiction both persist old posts, but they store the data in completely different ways. MarsEdit, the new external blog editor, seems well done but doesn’t really excite me. For whatever reason, I’m happy just entering my posts using BBEdit and Safari.


Carsten Blüm’s free BBClick is a handy utility that lets you pull down BBEdit’s function pop-up or marker pop-up using the keyboard. (It does this by simulating a mouse click.) Once the menu is activated, you can navigate it using the arrow keys or by typing the first few letters of the function or marker name.