What you need to know
- Bare Bones Software has released a huge update to BBEdit.
- BBEdit 13.5 adds support for Apple Silicon Macs, a Markdown Cheat Sheet, and more.
- In order to get the version that supports Apple Silicon, you must download the update from the developer website.
Update, November 13 (10:40 pm ET): BBEdit 13.5 is now available directly from the Mac App Store.
In a press release, Bare Bones Software has announced a new version of BBEdit, one of the most popular text and code editors on the Mac today. BBEdit 13.5 is fully built for Apple's upcoming Apple Silicon Macs and also introduces a Markdown Cheat Sheet, the ability to "rescue" untitled documents, and over a hundred more new features and performance improvements.
Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, says that the company has always been one of the first to support major shifts on the Mac, including the move to Power PC, Intel, and now, with Apple Silicon.
If you want to try out the new version of BBEdit, but want to take a look before committing to the software, you can access all of the new features for 30 days.
To learn more and download BBEdit 13.5, visit Bare Bones Software. The developer notes that only the version on the website will work universally with both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. The version on the Mac App Store is still Intel only.
Update, November 13 (10:40 pm ET) — BBEdit 13.5 is now available directly from the Mac App Store.
Bare Bones Software has announced that BBEdit 13.5, which is built to run natively on Apple silicon Macs, is now available directly from the Mac App Store. The Apple silicon-supported version was previously only available for purchase and download from the Bares Bones Software website.
You can purchase or update to BBEdit 13.5 (opens in new tab) on the Mac App Store now.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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