Month: October 2008

BBEdit 9 review

BBEdit was the number one text editor on the Mac long before TextMate saw the light of day. It still is a powerhouse for programmers and web developers. Version 9 gives us new capabilities that put it in a comfortable position to compete with TextMate.BBEdit 9 looks familiar, but has a lot of new features. It replaces the term “File groups” with “Projects” which brings its terminology to the same level of understanding as TextMate’s—although projects are not entirely new in BBEdit; they do gain some additional capabilities. Projects allow for direct editing within the Project window, and direct manipulation of items within a project, including the ability to rename, create, and delete files and folders. Projects can contain any combination of directories and individual files, and their contents can be directly searched as well as processed by text factories. BBEdit gains multi file search windows, and non-modal Find, and now allows you to edit in browsers, which again brings it closer to what TextMate users are used to. BBEdit’s search capabilities are now always …