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Text and HTML-editor BBEdit Gets Major Overhaul

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BBEdit, the immensely powerful HTML and text editor, has been updated to version 10 with a claimed 124 new features.

New features include Dropbox support for sharing supporting files amongst multiple machines, better speed and responsiveness, redesigned HTML markup tools, and a brand new price: $49.99, down from $99.99. Version 10 isn't on the Mac App Store yet, but it will be soon -- and with an even lower $39.99 introductory price.

TUAW has a deeper look at BBEdit 10 if you're looking for a review or check out the free trial.

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nagromme

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TextWrangler (formerly BBEdit Lite) does all I need, but I’m really tempted to spring for BBEdit one of these days...
 
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rj86

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^^ agreed but interesting to see them drop the price now we have the App store.
 
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NAG

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I've been playing around with the demo and it is nice update. A few bugs seem to be around but nothing huge. I might go with the MAS version once it is up, I don't use the CLI tools and I don't need to edit files I don't have permission to look at/only down side to the MAS version.

Most people can absolutely get by with TextWrangler. I'd still try out the free BBEdit demo, though. They really dropped the price for this version.
 
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Stella

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Apr 21, 2003
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There doesn't seem much new TBH between BBedit 9 and 10.

I'm surprised BBEdit still doesn't automatically close html / xml tags for you automatically upon typing </ ... you've still got to do this from the menu.

BBEdit seems to be getting a tad lackluster.

Shame about the upgrade price too...
 
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Yamcha

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I tried the trial just now, not a big fan of it, I'm hooked with using Coda, it adds ending tags for you automatically, saves tons of typing..
 
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Laird Knox

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I miss BBEdit, I wish they made a Windows version. =/

Notepad++ is BBedit like for windows I've found it to be a pretty good substitute ... and being free helps.

Yeah I'm using Notepad++ these days.

why you on windows, come back to the light side :-D

I do both Mac and PC at home (dropped the Solaris box ;)) but don't have that option in the office.

UltraEdit for windows equivalent

I didn't really like UE, don't remember why now. ;) Probably time to take another look.

I never really understood why people swear by BBEdit so much. It's just HTML, it's not ASM or something.

The biggest thing I liked about it was the ease in editing files on the server. I'm not doing that much these days but ten years ago it was huge. ;)

well in case you actually needed an extra reason to switch i think you just found it :)

No need to switch. I've been using Macs since the 80s. Back then I was an Apple certified tech for both the Mac and Apple II lines. Wow, showing my age there. :eek:
 
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Menneisyys2

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A quick question: BBEdit generally has upgrade fees, but e.g. the 8->9 upgrade was free (IIRC). Does it also apply to the AppStore version? If and when version 10 comes to the AppStore, will be it a free update for prev 9.6 users? (The version currently in AppStore) Will be ver. 11 a completely different products?

Would like to know which version to buy: the AppStore one or the one offered on their homepage. For $40, it's hard to resist as I find it excellent...
 
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NAG

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I never really understood why people swear by BBEdit so much. It's just HTML, it's not ASM or something.

It's not just for HTML – it is a text editor. And it is a text editor that is actually updated and actively supported. Essentially, they'll fix problems pretty quickly. I use it all the time at work (biological sciences).

A quick question: BBEdit generally has upgrade fees, but e.g. the 8->9 upgrade was free (IIRC). Does it also apply to the AppStore version? If and when version 10 comes to the AppStore, will be it a free update for prev 9.6 users? (The version currently in AppStore) Will be ver. 11 a completely different products?

Would like to know which version to buy: the AppStore one or the one offered on their homepage. For $40, it's hard to resist as I find it excellent...

I don't think 8 to 9 was free if you were from before 8.5 or something (8.2 to 8.5 was free but not from 8.0 or something). I have no clue how they're going to be handling upgrades in the future but since they're no longer giving out edu discounts they'll probably do something similar to what they're doing now (and what Pixelmator did too) just to make things simple (i.e. one price).

Basically, the only real difference between the MAS version vs the site download is that the MAS version doesn't have the CLI tools (though you can probably download those) and it doesn't have the ability to prompt for a password to save a file you don't have permission to read and write.

Edit #91238471: Get the CLI tools here.
 
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interrobang

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I never really understood why people swear by BBEdit so much. It's just HTML, it's not ASM or something.
It's definitely not just HTML. Actually, BBEdit has built-in language support for 68k assembly (yeah, it's been around that long.)
 
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