BBEdit 4+

Legendary text and code editor

Bare Bones Software, Inc.

    • 2.7 • 14 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



BBEdit is the leading professional text, code, and markup editor for the Macintosh.

As the "go to" tool for web site designers, web application developers, writers, and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text, code, and HTML/XML markup.

As a replacement for TextWrangler, BBEdit is built by the same developers, using the same award-winning technology, and is identical to TextWrangler in every way you're used to. BBEdit is 64-bit and compatible with macOS Catalina, Big Sur, and Monterey.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit’s best-of-class features, including: grep pattern matching; search and replace across multiple files; project definition tools; function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages; code folding; FTP and SFTP open and save; AppleScript, Automator, and Shortcuts support; Unix scripting support; text and code completion; a complete set of robust HTML tools; and more.

BBEdit offers a 30-day evaluation period (beginning the first time you use it on your computer), during which its full feature set is available.

During the evaluation period, BBEdit is fully functional. After the evaluation period has expired, you can continue to use BBEdit for free, forever, with no nag screens or unsolicited interruptions.

In “free mode”, BBEdit provides a modified set of features, which incorporates a powerful set of core features. Using BBEdit in free mode costs you nothing, while providing an upgrade path to advanced features and capabilities.

To enable BBEdit’s advanced features after the evaluation period is over, you will need to have an active BBEdit subscription. Subscriptions are available on either a monthly or annual basis.

An active subscription gives you access to all of BBEdit’s advanced features, including any new features that we introduce during updates or major upgrades, for as long as the subscription is in good standing.

Please see our comparison chart for a detailed listing of which advanced features are available with a subscription.

Subscription terms and conditions:

We do not collect any data from your use of BBEdit, whether or not a subscription is in effect.

Your interactions with BBEdit and with Bare Bones Software, Inc. are protected by our privacy policy.

Your use of BBEdit is governed by the terms of its end-user license.

When you purchase a subscription, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account upon confirmation of purchase.

Your subscription will renew automatically, unless you cancel your subscription at least 24 hours prior to the end of the currently active subscription period. Your iTunes Account will be charged for the renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the currently active subscription period, and your account history will reflect the cost of the renewal.

You can manage your subscription and cancel automatic renewal by going to your "Manage my Subscriptions" page after purchase.

Purchasing a subscription will permanently end your evaluation period, and forfeits any unused portion of the evaluation period, if applicable.

For the full text of the BBEdit end user license for Mac App Store customers, please visit this page on our web site:

What’s New

Version 14.6.3

The BBEdit 14.6 release features improvements to text rendering, including support for font ligatures, expanded Unicode compatibility, and improved performance. The 14.6.3 update is recommended for all BBEdit 14 customers, and includes improved compatibility with macOS Ventura, fixes for reported issues, and additional performance and stability improvements. Complete details are available in the change notes available on the Help menu, as well as via the product support link on this page.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Tompken ,

Projects with (s)ftp files

Working with projects was the only reason I bought BBEdit. Unfortunately, their features table doesn't say that at the moment projects hardly support sftp files. You cannot have a remote directory tree in your project window - all files and directories (and files from subdirectories) appear exactly the same way - flat (no structure). Opening/saving each file requires opening NEW (s)ftp connection, like if the app was unaware that they all belong to the same (s)ftp server. If I knew about it, I would have never purchased BBEdit.

Ron Kornel ,

Simple and great text editor

I have been using text wrangler for a while but needed to upgrade after moving to Catalina. This has the same features if not more and I am please with it for what I use. It's not my primary editor but I like it as it loads fast and opens large files. Just like text wrangler it is free although it is possible to upgrae for a fee.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the love, Ron!

cavok2112 ,

Very strange

I must be the chosen one:

“BBEdit” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “BBEdit” and download it again from the App Store.

That's the comment I get when trying to start bbedit.

App Privacy

The developer, Bare Bones Software, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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