BBEdit 8.5 released
by Giles Turnbull
Exciting news for text freaks today, with the release of BBEdit 8.5, described by Bare Bones as a major upgrade.
Primary new features include a revised toolbar interface, new preferences window, code folding (at last!), replacing the old Glossary with a Clippings function, and a new icon.
I'm downloading the update as I type these words, and I'll post some more detail later on when I've had the chance to explore the new stuff a little bit.
|I recently purchased TextMate, and have enjoyed the experience a fair amount, but I have never used BBEdit, and in the past all I really used was TextEdit (and before that SimpleText). I am a student in Computer Science, so I am just getting started in the world of real text editing, and I was wondering if anyone would care to provide a run down of the major text editors. Either the readers in the comments below, or maybe you could write an article on it Giles? Anyway, just thought I'd ask. Thanks all.|
|Woo-hoo! I love me some BBEdit. I was just thinking yesterday it was probably time for an update. Code folding and Ruby support are perfect. Thanks for the heads-up.|
BBedit and TextMate are two big mac editors. Every mac comes with emacs and vi (vim actually) and you can download a graphical version of vim too. Vim and emacs have a higher learning curve but are incredibly powerful and extensible.
Here's a few:
SubEthaEdit ($35USD) (my own preferred editor due to it's collaborative editing feature!): http://codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/index.html
|BB calls it a major upgrade, but gives it "only" a .5 version number. Makes me wonder what they have in store for 9.0, then. ;) But for now, I think I'm falling in love with BBEdit all over again.|
|Don't forget the wonderful and free TextWrangler - BBEdits little brother. A great text editor and I use it all the time|
|I like the new features, especially folding, but performance is awful. bbedit no longer keeps up with my not very fast typing! That's a very big negative for me.|