Bbedit App Reviews

By Bare Bones Software, Inc.

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Bbedit app review

Bbedit App Info

  • 147 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Apr 30 2020
  • Version: 13.0.
  • Size: 12.82 MB
  • Seller: Bare Bones Software, Inc.
  • © Bare Bones Software, Inc.

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Customer Reviews of the Bbedit App

Used to be a great app

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Jemiaule's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

BBEdit had been my "go to" editor for years. It has now become my "DON'T go to" editor. I can't even run it any more. It completely locks up my MacBook Pro and I am forced to do a hard reboot.

Great development tool

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TeddyWright123's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

The 64-bit version new to Mac App Store, 32-bit version gone forever.

The Best 20-Year-Old Text Editor Around

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SlaunchaMan's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Seriously, this app came out in 1992 and Bare Bones is still updating it. I can only hope that some day I’ll have an app with one-quarter the lifespan.

22 years and still great

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VanillaShake's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I’ve used BBEdit religiously for approximately 21 of it’s 22 year lifespan. It’s always been a key component in my workflow given it’s perfect support of various text encodings, powerful grep/regex search and replace (+ multi file search & replace). Rich and his team have always done a fantastic job of maintaining the app with frequent updates. I’d like BBEdit to be more content-aware — syntax highlighting and code folding is great, but I’d like the HTML/CSS specific “Markup” menu to be replaced with a menu that’s more appropriate to whatever content I’m editing — If I open a recognized JSON file, change the content-aware menu to have items related to JSON — pretty printing, validation, schema generation, etc. If I open an Objective-C file then the menu would change to be tailored for Objective-C development. Yes, you can manually omit the Markup menu using the Preferences settings, but that’s only part of the ask — the rest of it could be handled via a more integrated plugin system I suppose. Thanks BareBones for a wonderful, imensely useful product. Keep up the great work.

Please Fix!

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mathwrath's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Whenever BBEdit opens on boot, it opens with two windows, one which gets caught in an infinite loop forcing you to restart the whole program. very annoying.

Was Best (Now Obsolete) Code Editor on MacOS X

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timerino's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

BBEdit has been a reliable text/code editor on the Mac for a long long time. I was overjoyed when it became available on Mac AppStore: it made my personal software management much much much eaiser. I hate running separate upgrade and update services with various independent vendors. Unfortunately, BBEdit 11 will no longer be available on the AppStore. I will try to “vote with my wallet” and no longer support BBEdit. The current version has “deadlocked” my MBP on two separate occations which lead to a spontaneous reboot. I don’t know if BBEdit will fix 10.x on Mac AppStore. I would not be concered if BBEdit 11 was available and then I knew the software has a life. Now, that the software is obsoleted on the MacApp Store … I must downgrade the 5 stars to 3 stars due to lack continuation. And, the risk of not working well with future updates of MacOS X. Goodbye BBEdit. I will miss you.

Favorite Text Editor

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daboyter's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

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.

Long time user of BB Edit

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WWW Jim's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I'm a longtime user of BB edit and am thrilled to see it in the app store. I'm a telecommunications engineer, and my duties include systems and DB administration, programming, and config script editing. Like most engineers, I have multiple tools in my arsenal, and depending on the task I use simple vi, Coda, or BB Edit. BB Edit is especially useful for me in script building, removing hidden characters (I love the Zap Grelings tools), and reg ex changes. It will handles extremely large files very efficiently. Your use cases may of course vary, but I highly encourage you to give it a try. Would love to see an iOS version at some point - I have yet to find a truly serviceable Reg Ex tool for my iPad. Thanks, Bare Bones, and keep up the great work.

crashes all the time

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desau13's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m going to add that I can’t use BBEdit anymore.. it’s constantly crashing. I find myself going back to TextEdit all the time. Time to find a different code editor. This was true on OS X 10.8, and now on 10.9 too.

Good application but stay with TW

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dnewdo's Review of Bbedit

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I used text wrangler for months then upgraded to this and after using this for a few months now, I wish I would have stayed with TW. There is nothing I do in BBedit that I didn't do with TW.