My favourite text editor BBEdit has just been updated. BBEdit 11.6.3 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is compatible with macOS 10.12 "Sierra". This update contains no new features but includes a number of bug fixes.
BBEdit is my Swiss army knife for opening and editing all sorts of text based file formats, other text editors are available.
BBEdit is my favourite text editor and I’ve been a user since way before Mac OSX. The latest update BBEdit 11.6 brings a number of bug fixes and updates but also introduces a new demo mode. For 30 days the full feature set is available for free after which time 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. These features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.
BBEdit 11.6 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is compatible with OS X 10.11 "El Capitan".
BBEdit can be obtained from the online store.
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BBEdit 11.5 has been released.
BBEdit 11.5 adds a variety of new features, and includes changes to existing features and behaviors as well as fixes for reported issues.
Of particular note are
BBEdit now supports the use of iCloud Drive for sharing application support and setup items. This works similarly to the existing Dropbox support: in your "iCloud Drive" folder, create a folder named "Application Support", and then within that create a folder named "BBEdit". You can populate that folder with the contents of your /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/ folder.
BBEdit now supports the use of iCloud Drive for a shared backup folder: in your "iCloud Drive" folder, create a folder named "BBEdit Backups", and if you have turned on Use Historical Backups, BBEdit will use this folder.
I'm a long time BBEdit user but I still enjoy reading tips for making your use of BBEdit more efficient.
This blog post offers some tips for the various "Find" options within BBEdit.
I'd certainly agree with the final comment.
Text editors with limited capabilities keep you at a beginner level, no matter how long you've been using them. Serious text editors have a depth that rewards their users.
My favourite text editor has just been updated!
BBEdit 11 has been released, with improved syntax colouring, a sophisticated text clippings manager, updated “Find Differences” and dialog boxes, floating palettes, and many internal subsystems have been rewritten or updated to support new features, improve performance, add refinement, and make future enhancements possible.
In all, BBEdit 11 contains over two hundred additions, changes, and refinements. The detailed change notes contain complete information.
Always worth a read, I particularly liked
Worked around a bunch of antisocial behaviors in the OS that would cause floating windows to end up all over the place after disconnecting and then reconnecting a display (typically an external display connected to the laptop). Now, the OS may still make your palettes dance around like they're on "The Price Is Right", but once you put them where you want them, the application will remember their positions more reliably.
Check the website for upgrade pricing.