BBEdit versions

Views, and edits various text and HTML files.
May 22, 2024
Jan 12, 2024
Oct 3, 2022
Oct 3, 2019
Editorial review
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Jan 29, 2016
Review
Nov 28, 2012
Review
Oct 5, 2011
Review
9.5
May 10, 2010
Review

What's new

v14.6 [Oct 3, 2022]
BBEdit 14.6 features improvements to text rendering, including support for font ligatures, expanded Unicode compatibility, and improved performance. This update is recommended for all BBEdit 14 customers, and also includes fixes for reported issues as well as performance and stability improvements. Complete details are available in the change notes available on the Help menu, as well as via the product support link on this page.

v13.0 [Oct 3, 2019]
Pattern Playgrounds - The "Pattern Playground" window provides an interactive interface for experimenting with the behavior of Grep patterns (regular expressions). This makes the process of creating complicated patterns much less trial-and-error, since you can see exactly what will match, and how, before committing to any irreversible actions.
Grep Cheat Sheet - The Grep Cheat Sheet provides quick access to many common regular expression idioms as well as brief descriptions. It's great not only for learning how to write regular expression ("grep") patterns, but also for experienced Grep users. The Cheat Sheet is available in places where you commonly write Grep patterns: the Find, Multi-File Search, and Pattern Playground windows; as well as in the "Process Lines Containing", "Process Duplicates", and "Sort Lines" dialog boxes.
Improved Dark Mode support and appearance switching - BBEdit 13 can automatically follow the system appearance (works great with macOS Catalina's automatic Dark Mode switching), or you can have BBEdit's appearance always be dark (or light). Set separate color schemes for each appearance mode, and they change automatically!
Live searching from the Find window - As you edit your search string and options in the Find window, BBEdit will automatically highlight matches in the editing window right behind.
Apply Text Transform - Use this command to quickly apply any transformation from the Text menu to multiple files or folders.
The "Commands" Command - This was added in BBEdit 12.5, but it's too cool not to mention it again here. This panel gives you quick keyboard access to any available menu command in BBEdit. Use a handy keyboard equivalent (Command-Shift-U, or set your own) and get a panel showing every available menu command. Type a few characters and quickly get down to the menu command, recent file, clipping, script or text filter you're looking for. Hit Enter or return, and you're off to the races.

v10.5 [Nov 28, 2012]
Contains fixes for customer-reported issues.

v10.1 [Oct 5, 2011]
- This release consists entirely of fixes for reported issues, and contains no new features, nor changes to existing features.
- Fixed crash which would occur when decoding AppleDouble files from within Zip archives, and the file was missing an entry for the resource fork.
- Fixed bug in which using the "Close" contextual menu to save and close multiple documents would result in the documents being neither saved nor closed.
- Fixed bug in which the file type filter setting was not correctly retained when closing and reopening a project. Along the way, cleaned up some glitches in the file filter menu.
- More bug fixes detailed here

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