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BBEdit 9.0.1 adds functionality, 49 bugfixes

updated 02:40 pm EDT, Fri September 12, 2008

BBEdit updated to 9.0.1

Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 9.0.1, adding two new features and a large number of bugfixes to the Mac-based code and text editor. The update adds the command "Open in additional window" to browser windows, in addition to the original View menu, and adds toolbar visibility tracking to project documents. Version 9.0.1 also features 49 documented bugfixes.

BBEdit 9 is geared toward web authors and software developers, focusing on editing, searching and manipulating text. It features grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript and Mac OS X Unix scripting abilities and HTML tools. The software requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and costs $125.

by MacNN Staff



  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    BBEdit can now be updated without going to their website and downloading the latest .dmg. It updates itself, relaunches and then you're done.

  1. occupant

    Joined: Dec 1969



    BBEdit gets to charge another upgrade fee for bug fixes!

    I used to love this program. After over a decade of paying their outrageous upgrade fees with next to no innovation, I've switched to TextMate. For when I need to use BBEdit, my old version works well enough.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: YAy

    And what OS are you using TextMate on? Because I'm sure you're tired of spending money on top of money for bug fixes in OS X too. Oh, right, its only all the other developers who get railed on for wanting to make money.

    And what is it with these guys detailing bug fixes. Don't they know that just saying "Fixes bugs" is all people need to know. Just ask Apple....

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969


    worth it

    After struggling for years with other text editors which can't handle long file or open different encodings and line endings seamlessly, I will gladly continue to pay the $30 upgrade fee although I got the version 9 upgrade from 8.7.2 for free. I haven't run into any bugs.

  1. dimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "BBEdit gets to charge another upgrade fee for bug fixes!"

    9.0.1 is a free upgrade from 9.0; 8.7.2 is a free update for all customers with BBEdit 8.5 thru 8.7.1.

    I don't see any evidence of upgrade price gouging going on.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "BB" stands for ...

    BBEdit is very useful software, but...

    Remember when "BB" meant "bare bones"?

    Sometimes it seems like over the years it has become "BIG & BLOATED"- the very thing it was supposed to be against.

    I miss some features that have been buried or obscured- "columnize" from old Vantage text editor... sometimes BBEdit has it, sometimes it is a plug-in, sometimes it goes missing. WTH?

    BBEdit's struggles for reasons to make new versions are kind of sketchy, but they deserve customer support. Maybe time for a cleaner overhaul, though. Textmate keeps looking better and better.

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