BBEdit gets Retina Mac Support, More

Bare Bones Software announced the immediate availability of BBEdit 10.5 on Tuesday with support for the Retina Display MacBook Pro, new navigation and project management tools, and more. BBEdit is a code and text editing app for Intel-based Macs.

BBEdit 10.5 adds Retina Display support and much moreBBEdit 10.5 adds Retina Display support and much more

Version 10.5 includes an updated sidebar that's sleeker looking, a thinner toolbar so users can see more lines of text without scrolling, and a new Go menu that offers quick access to previously hard to find features like a Functions palette for jumping through documents in a non-linear fashion. The Go menu also includes a new Jump Points palette for for easier for one-click navigation through key points in documents, much like dynamic bookmarks.

While Retina Display support may be the big new feature, Rich Siegel from Bare Bones told The Mac Observer he "wanted to give everyone something new in the update, not just new Mac users."

BBEdit's Preview feature now offers improved support for Markdown and MultiMarkdown through preview filters, and users can build customized preview filters for their specific needs. The 10.5 update also focused on improving Web-based design with new features such as website configurations in Projects, and easy access to site-wide syntax checking when uploading projects to servers.

BBEdit 10.5 is priced at US$49.99 through the Bare Bones website and Mac App Store. The update is free for version 10 users.