Archive for July 5, 2016

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BBEdit 11.6

Bare Bones Software:

At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, BBEdit will remain permanently functional with a revised feature set that includes its powerful text editing capabilities but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.

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There is a new command-line tool: bbresults. This tool reads data from stdin which is expected to be typically formed Unix error messages. This data is then used to create a BBEdit results window which provides navigation of errors and warnings within BBEdit itself.

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Added Toothpaste as a factory-supplied color scheme.

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When an untitled document is active in a window, the window’s entry in the Window menu will be annotated with some text derived from the beginning of the document’s contents.

I also like the new toolbar design, which is more compact and shows the document’s full path (with tilde).

Update (2016-07-08): John Gruber:

In the old days, there was BBEdit (paid) and BBEdit Lite (free). Then BBEdit Lite went away. Then we got TextWrangler, which was free.

I like this setup better. Download BBEdit for free. Use all of its features free for 30 days. After that, you still have a terrific Mac text editor, free of charge. But as soon as you need it, you can pay to enable the full feature set.