To call BBEdit a text editor is a great injustice, it is the Swiss army knife of text editors and I use it constantly.
The latest update has a major change, BBEdit is now 64-bit this comes with several advantages as the release notes describe
BBEdit is now built as a 64-bit application. This works around various reported bugs in the OS and has other beneficial side effects: the application starts more quickly on a "cold" launch; 64-bit color pickers and contextual-menu plug-ins are now available; and our customers are even more handsome and athletic than before.
Beginning with this version, you can open documents that are much larger than was previously possible. In the Before Time, documents whose in-memory size (about twice the on-disk size) exceeded roughly 1.5GB would fail to open and report an out-of-memory error, as would documents whose internal structure required generation of large quantities of syntax coloring and/or code folding information (such as complicated XML documents). Beginning with this version, you can perform many large-scale operations on very large files without running out of memory or needing to clear Undo state. Support for the Touch Bar has been added to various windows (applicable only to computers that have a Touch Bar, of course):
There are many more updates and fixes described in detail in the release notes.
BBEdit 12 requires macOS 10.11.6 ("El Capitan") or later, and is compatible with macOS 10.13 "High Sierra".
If you are using macOS 10.13 "High Sierra", please make sure that you have updated to the latest available OS version (10.13.3 or later).
BBEdit everyone's favourite text editor has been updated. This looks to be a substantial update with over 100 new features and refinements, the full release notes are available here.
A couple of features look very useful
There's a new submenu on the Edit menu, "Columns". This submenu contains commands to help you work more easily with column-delimited text files. The three basic commands, "Cut Columns", "Copy Columns", and "Clear Columns" work similarly to their top-level analogues. The columns to be cut/copy/cleared are determined by the selection range: to cut a single column, for example, click in the middle of it. You can cut/copy/clear multiple columns by selecting text across them. The "Rearrange Columns" command gives you an easy way to, well, rearrange the columns in a column-delimited text document. Choose the menu command, and then drag the items into the list to order them as you would like, then press the "Apply" button.
There's a new command on the Text menu: "Canonize". This command is useful for doing batch search-and-replace operations in a file, using another file as a list of search-and-replace transformations.
BBEdit 12.0 requires macOS 10.11.6 ("El Capitan") or later, and is compatible with macOS 10.13 "High Sierra". I've added it to the list of Scientific Applications under High Sierra
BBEdit 11.6.7 contains fixes for reported issues, as well as refinements to new features that were added in BBEdit 11.6.
Always browsing through the release notes.
When running on 10.13, the application no longer attempts to use the built-in "Consolas for BBEdit" font, because the OS won't load it and instead defaults to some proportional monstrosity. (If you are finding that this happens anyway, go to the "Editor Defaults" preferences and use the "Restore Defaults" button.)
32-bit compatibility: Since Apple has explicitly stated that macOS High Sierra will run 32-bit applications, there is no immediate compatibility concern. We do plan to release a 64-bit version of BBEdit, which we expect to have ready well before OS support becomes an issue.
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.
There is also a listing of markdown editors here
If you regularly have to manually edit files containing data in delimited text format then this application maybe of interest.
DB-Text is a general purpose tool for editing delimited text files. It can automatically recognise the used format analysing the content inside. It can accept data with mixed use of quotas and provides tools to copy in CSV (comma separated),TSV (tab separated) or HTML format of selected rows in the clipboard, with a simple click.
I've added it to the Data Analysis Tools page
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 use markdown extensively on my websites, and whilst I mainly use BBEdit I do keep an eye out for new Markdown editors to add to this listing. I was recently alerted to Texts is a cross platform editor that uses plain text Markdown as file storage format. Documents can be published to PDF, HTML, DOCX, EPUB, and other formats from single source.
I use markdown extensively on my websites, “Markdown” is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML allowing you to build HTML documents in an easily readable form. As the use of Markdown has increased in popularity there are now a wide choice of plain text/Markdown editors available for MacOSX and recently iOS so I’ve updated the listing of Markdown Editors.