BBEdit Returns to Mac App Store after Four Years

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Popular productivity app BBEdit left the Mac App Store in October 2014. Today it’s back. As the “go to” tool for web site designers, web application developers, writers, and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text, code, and HTML/XML markup. An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit’s best-of-class features, including: grep pattern matching; search and replace across multiple files; project definition tools; function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages; code folding; FTP and SFTP open and save; AppleScript and Automator support; Unix scripting support; text and code completion; a complete set of robust HTML tools; and more. Mac App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

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BBEdit Returns to Mac App Store after Four Years

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  1. Scott B in DC

    I wish you would have reported on any differences between the App store version and the one from their website if there are any. They had to make compromises in the past. I wonder if that is still true?

    • Scott B in DC

      Let’s see… to get the pro tools you have to pay $3.99 per month via the Mac App store which comes out to $47.88 or you can go to their website and pay $49.00 one time.

      Where you lose a bit is on a version upgrade. You will still be paying $3.99 a month but the version upgrade will be $39.00.

      However, you do not have to pay for anything. If you use BBEdit in free mode only, it is a very capable editor. I use BBEdit without paying for the extras at work and, so far, there is only one feature that I miss–but I found a way around it.

      Their motto is “It doesn’t suck.” No, it doesn’t. And if giving them a few shekels means it will continue not to suck, I will gladly pay!

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