This update contains fixes for customer-reported issues, as described in the comprehensive change notes available on our web site: https://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/notes-12.6.7.html (also please see the "Support" link in the App Store).
*** NOTE: If you have been using BBEdit 10 from the Mac App Store, please make sure that you read this Q&A before updating: https://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/appstore/faq.html
Ratings and Reviews
Offer a TextWrangler Skinning Option
As a big huge fan of TextWrangler (much better name than BBEdit as well), I see that BBEdit offers a similar functionality and once I changed the Text Colors to BBEdit Classic (editing in dark mode is not cool), I was marginally satisfied. As a suggestion, a "TextWranger" skinning option setting should be offered.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the comments! In fact, BBEdit will import all of your TextWrangler settings, including color scheme, the first time you use it. However, if your had used BBEdit before at all, it will use its own existing settings instead.
If you're used to the old TextWrangler appearance, "BBEdit Light" is the color scheme to use. ("BBEdit Classic" is familiar to very old versions of BBEdit, and works fine too.)
Lost touch with reality decades ago
BBEdit was incredible back in the days when WebSTAR and Dreamweaver were still a thing and for many, many years I could not imagine living without it. These days, it's a far cry from adequacy as a web development tool. From its anemic syntax highlighting options to its flat out lack of support for any language newer than Markdown, this application is a dinosaur that appeals primarily to nostalgic sorts who don't actually build websites for a living. I mean, if you look at BareBones' site for BBEdit right now you'll find most of the links 404, even the one that says it'll tell you "What's new in 12." They're probably the only people in the world still cowboy coding right on an SFTP server anymore and it shows.
The sole reason I continue to keep it on my hard drive is the "Zap Gremlins" feature. It's wonderful and no modern editor has anything quite as simple or effective. Thank goodness I can have that for free.
Favorite Text Editor
BBEdit is my absolute favorite text editor. I use it for taking notes, managing bash scripts that I'm working on, writing fiction, todo lists, writing quick items for the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes guild I'm in, writing documentation for work, editing mobileconfig files, and a host of other things.
It's rock solid, fast, easy to use and has tons of great features to manage the text I'm writing and manipulating.
I'm really excited that Apple and BareBones were able to work together to get BBEdit back in the Mac App Store. If you're looking for a multi-tool for text, this one is best-in-class.
- Bare Bones Software, Inc.
- 14.4 MB
- Developer Tools
macOS 10.14.1 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 1992-2019, Bare Bones Software, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- BBEdit Monthly $3.99
- BBEdit Annual $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.