Focused on editing and managing code
Moreover, the BBEdit editor does not include advanced options for formatting text, visual-based text altering tools, thesaurus or headers and footers, but it focuses instead on providing an efficient code editing tool for your everyday development needs.
With the help of BBEdit’s user intuitive and insightful user interface, you will be able to create and edit source files, webpages and any type of text document related to small or large development projects.
Regular expression based search and advanced code shaping tools
Furthermore, the BBEdit code processing utility, will allow you to make use of powerful features such as regular expression-based search and replace, fast and smart text coloring, highly advanced text transformations, code folding and completion, as well as other unique functions designed to make the process of code editing on a Mac as easy and as smooth as possible.
In addition, the BBEdit editor includes a vast set of options to help you edit text strings like source files for the World Wide Web or files for HTML and other programming languages.
HTML markup and web authoring
What’s more, if you are a professional web designer, you can use BBEdit to perform any web authoring task, as well as quick and swift HTML markup based code transformation tasks.
BBEdit also comes with extended support for tens of different web and desktop programming languages such as C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby, SQL, Python and many more others.
As an added bonus, BBEdit provides you with the tools required for simultaneous and fast changing or finding of all occurrences of a piece of text in a set of files, for efficiently tweaking a webpage in a blink of an eye or for reformatting and modifying large text files in no time.
Scripting support for AppleScript and UNIX
Other noteworthy features include its integrated FTP and SFTP support, the robust spelling checker, tight integration with Adobe’s Dreamweaver, a command line tool and the advanced UNIX and AppleScript scripting support.
On the whole, BBEdit is a programming oriented text editor, with enough tools and features packed in to keep any developer happy, regardless of the type of project he’s working on.
Reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan on October 16th, 2014
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- The results windows for Find Differences are all new. Among other things, the old three-window presentation is gone, replaced by a single window which shows both old and new files at the same time, along with the diff list.
- When two folders are compared, the sidebar on the left shows the hierarchy of files and folders that are different. The "Only in Old" and "Only in New" lists are gone; instead, each pair of icons indicates whether an item is missing from one or the other. If so, the arrow on the right-hand side of the item can be used to copy the file or folder over to replace the missing item.
- In the sidebar of a multi-file Differences window, you can click on a file or folder icon to ask the OS to open it. Hold down the Option key to reveal it in the Finder instead; or hold down the Command key to open the item in BBEdit (even if the OS would open it in some other application).
Application descriptionBBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the ne...