What you need to know
- BBEdit 13 is a major new upgrade to the text, code and markup editor.
- Among the most notable upgrades are macOS Catalina support and a new Dark Mode.
- It also adds a new "Pattern Playground" feature for grep patterns.
Bare Bones Software Inc. is rolling out an update for its BBEdit text, code and markup editor for the Mac. The two biggest additions are support for the upcoming release of macOS Catalina and Dark Mode.
Using system preferences, you can now choose between Light and Dark appearances. It can also be done automatically with the changing of the system-wide dark mode.
Beyond Dark Mode, BBEdit added a few new features for web developers. Here's a rundown of the updates.
The update also adds a new "Pattern Playground" feature designated for handling grep patterns.
The BBEdit 13 update is now available (opens in new tab) through the App Store. If you don't own it, BBEdit is available for $50. Those who are one BBEdit 12 can upgrade for just $30, and those who are on older an version can update for $40. However, those who purchased BBEdit after May 1, 2019 can upgrade for free.
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