Ricky de Laveaga

Happy 25th BBEdit

12 November 2018

BBEdit birthday candle

Update 4 April 2019: The title of John Gruber’s roundup post, BBEdit Returns to the Mac App Store, says it all. Includes links to @pschiller’s tweet and the App Store features on BBEdit (my fav: “BBEdit: A Writer’s Secret Weapon”).

Update 4 December 2018: 25th Anniversary BBEdit merch has landed!

Hey, how about a new T-shirt? We've got a 25th Anniversary design, a refresh of the classic, and more goodies for you on the brand new store: https://merch.barebones.com

@bbedit 9:04 4 Dec 2018

BBEdit: Friend to Markdowners Everywhere

  • Live Preview

    • “Preview in BBEdit” command to preview your HTML, Markdown, and Textile code under construction. Automatically updates as the code is changed! You can also use a local preview server for preview of code generated by PHP, Perl, includes and so on; and select alternative page templates and CSS when previewing document fragments

  • with WebKit Inspector

    • New in BBEdit 12: BBEdit preview windows now include access to the powerful WebKit Inspector, so that you can inspect the runtime behavior of your page, debug JavaScript on the fly, and more. 1

In addition to its unmatched ability to process and operate on insanely large files smoothly, without missing a beat, BBEdit comes well-configured out of the box and is easy to customize to your liking. I also like Sublime Text and VS Code for general text and code editing, and am digging Slugline for screenplays.


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BBEdit <3s ✍︎

It (still) doesn't suck.

The professional’s choice for over twenty-five years (and counting).



  1. Current version is BBEdit 12.6.3 (412068, 2019-04-04). BBEdit 12 is 64-bit ready and offers over a hundred feature additions, changes, and refinements. Head over to the Release Notes Archive for copious detail.