In a press release, Bare Bones Software announced a new version of BBEdit, one of the most popular text and code editors on Mac today. BBEdit 13.5 is completely built for Apple’s upcoming Apple Silicon Macs and also introduces a Markdown Cheat Sheet, the ability to “save” unnamed documents and over a hundred new features and performance improvements.
BBEdit 13.5 now runs native to Apple Silicon, introducing a Markdown Cheat Sheet, internal performance enhancements, support for “saving” unnamed documents and many additions and enhancements designed to improve efficiency. All in all, version 13.5 includes more than a hundred new features, improvements to existing features, and fixes for reported issues. Currently, only the BBEdit 13.5 application is available directly from the Bare Bones software Universal, while all applications in the Mac App Store currently remain Intel only.
Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, says 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.
“Over the last 30 years, millions of people have turned to BBEdit to get the job done when it gets tough … That’s why we make sure BBEdit is first in place on the first day: first on PowerPC, first on Mac OS X , first on Intel, first on the Mac App Store, and now first on Apple Silicon.You can use BBEdit to create fast notes, write code and do all the basics, but you can also use BBEdit to filter, process and transform multi-gigabyte files, crushing through hundreds of thousands of files and transforming text in a truly dizzying array of ways. “
If you want to try the new version of BBEdit, but want to take a look before committing to the software, you can access all the new features for 30 days.
BBEdit offers a generous evaluation model where the entire feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, BBEdit will continue to run in free mode with a permanent feature set that includes its powerful editing features, but not web editing tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features can be reactivated at any time with a purchased license.
To learn more and download BBEdit 13.5, visit Bare Bones Software. The developer notes that only the version on the site will work universally with both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. The version on the Mac App Store is still only Intel.