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BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for Macintosh that provides features for editing, searching, and minipulation of text for web authors and software developers.

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BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for Macintosh that provides features for editing, searching, and minipulation of text for web authors and software developers.


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Bare Bones
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Area Sales Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software is the leading professional HTML and text editor in our company, which we use to meet the needs of our writers, web authors and developers as it provides a large number of functions to edit, search and manipulate, code source and textual data, which are very useful for carrying out various tasks. It has an intelligent interface that provides easy access to the best BBEdit functions, at the same time it is very professional and very intuitive, it does not require great technical knowledge to navigate it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a very functional application, but sometimes it needs time to load some features or functions, something that all company personnel can easily understand since we understand that software so loaded with tools can be overloaded at some point, so that we are not disappointed in this aspect, plus it is just a matter of waiting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is essential for teams of organizations that always need to work with text, this software is extremely optimal and loaded with features whether it is to create or maintain a website, write a program or shell script, search for log files and extract data, or write some paragraphs, pages or books. Certainly BBEdit offers companies of all sizes what is needed fundamentally to make the accomplishment of their tasks faster and easier, and with this, to boost the development of the business system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use its powerful features to perform a variety of complex tasks that are now very easy for us, such as finding and replacing data in multiple files, project definition tools, feature navigation, and syntax coloring for many languages. source code, code folding, FTP and SFTP that open and save, we integrate Git, Subversion and AppleScript processes, we have macOS scripting support, we managed to optimize the completion of text and code and of course, a complete set of robust tools of HTML markup, all of them have allowed us to enhance our workflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I’m using BBEdit since years now. In fact it was called TextWrangler earlier, and then authors renamed it to BBEdit, and of course extended it. The free version completely supports all the features from TextWrangler and even more. It has TouchBar support and natively runs on Apple Silicon. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface could be a bit more sophisticated. Otherwise I like it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m using it for fast notes, editing all kind of text documents. I like that it can open nearly everything without any problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Application Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BBEdit is a great text editor for MacOS. Between the contextual coloring, phenomenal regex capabilities, and integration with the terminal, it's hard to beat. It has great search and search-and-replace features, as well as a comparison tool. If you work with any kind of code on a Mac, BBEdit is a must have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about BBEdit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most common uses are search and search-and-replace in JSON and JavaScript. Also using it with XML. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It seems that every task I throw at BBEdit is accomplished with the minimum of effort. From simple text editing to advanced scripting and GREP work, it works flawlessly. I have been using this application for many years now, and always try to take a look at the others out there, but BBEdit always shines brighter than anything else I have found. The file comparison features are amazing. It has saved me many an hour of repetitive work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing yet. I keep trying to stump BBEdit, but haven't yet found something that it can't do with text. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming/Script writing. Text file comparison and merging. Basic text editing. GREP searching. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

1.Easy to search for text in the file.

2.easy to edit/create/import files.

3. One of the best features of that a user can compare two text files and can analyse the whole data text. It shows you the missing text/ extra text and similar text between two different files.

4.easy to manipulate text data. Example if a user wants to remove all the occurance of any word/sentence, it is possible.

5. Replace all option is really helpful while documenting texts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes time to load and the application crashes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It will take time to understand the working of the whole application, make sure to go through some text selection tutorials before using the application in production Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1.Documentation

2.Text editing

3.Logs analysis by file comparing

4.Easy to manipulate text in the file Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Versatile and quick. Suitable for any occasion Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Those looking to do more complex stuff above my paygrade might find it lacking but I can't think of many issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vital for website support, writing HTML code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very flexible in what it can do.

Always ahead of the competition Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not many I can think of, the odd cosmetic bug. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing scripts

Tracking versions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BBEdit is very basic. It loads fast and is minimalist. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if the newer versions did simple stuff like complete tags or checked code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used the software to write web apps. BBEdit is very quick to load so I could make quick changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director, Engineering - Quality
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

simple to use. great syntax highlighting for most languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there's ads or popups for free to use version at each startup. it's slow starting up for a simple IDE Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

stop showing popups Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i use it for taking notes and writing procedures in python. something quick and dirty. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The simplicity of the test editor is its USP. It does only those things that it is supposed to do. I use it heavily for doc comparisons and doc editing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Maybe its a bit heavy that other built in text editors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it heavily for doc comparisons and doc editing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Advanced text editor with built in syntax highlighting, markup preview, great diff tool including ability to diff folders not just files, open remote folder via ftp/sftp, search and replace with grep capability, sorting, duplicate line processing, ability to open file or folder from command line, and many other features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No real time code error checking or debugging capability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great all around full featured text/code editor Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we needed an all purpose code / text editor and BBEdit fulfills the job for the most part. I use it everyday. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder & CEO
Internet
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Been using BBEdit almost 20 years. Ease of use, color coding on the code, where you can collapse blocks of code based on brackets, the elegant interface. The built in FTP client. It works on Mac. There are other editors available, however, this one is an old favorite. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Only thing I don't like about BBEdit is the lack of where the editor guesses what you are trying to write in the code, and completes the brackets. However, that could be lack of understanding how to use the software. Also do not like the delays on the built in FTP client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it. It is a tried and true editor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a tried and true reliable code editor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BBEdit has been my go-to HTML editor for years, and it still remains my first choice. It's just text - no fancy design options but gets the job done when it comes to simple (and not so simple) html and text editing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

They had changed the palettes over the years and I liked them better when they were more straightforward (at least to me) in providing quick access to common tags. The latest version (12) has returned some of what I missed back to the interface so I'm happy about that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I support several websites that require HTML editing. BBEdit is the tool I always use for basic edits (and sometimes not so basic). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Manager of Design
Education Management
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the speed and search-replace functionality for easily editing code and making fast changes to large files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, its a little hard to keep track of files that are open remotely, but thats a minor issue. Mostly you just have to be careful when editing files off a server, but that's a user issue and not really the program's fault. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a mature product that meets most needs. It's not as flashy as some of the newer text editing apps, but its perfect and stable for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I quickly edit source HTML and other files directly on the server, for extremely fast turnaround when needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Technology Architect
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like everything in BBEdit, I'm using it every days.

- Syntax highlighting;

- Remote edit;

- Code completion;

and many more ... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly I don't know. I like everything BBEdit provides Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is not free, but it really worth the little money you spend. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not really business problem but impressive gain in productivity Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's stable, always "just works" and it not cluttered with unnecessary buttons. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Borderline a bit to pricy. But the high quality of the software makes it worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Text editing without formats Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like best about BbEdit is that I can customize the colors of the interface to make it easier for me to distinguish between variables/strings etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like that there are not as many autocomplete options as other text editors that I’ve used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’ve been able to edit code for websites using BBEdit. I’ve realized that I can have a pretty interface to look at Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

When programming, the software uses different colored text to indicate whether a specific item was completed (or if it was not completed). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I disliked that only a few users can be using the product at the same time, especially when many need to use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good product to use for those just starting within programming and XML. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

BBEdit has been helpful in developing courses for the company I work with, and for working with others in developing those courses as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Design & Digital Marketing
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is a great text editor & GUI editor. It's pretty straight forward—not a lot of bells and whistles which makes it simple to use, and it's well organized. The syntax coloring makes it very easy to review, proof, and edit source code. The find and replace tool is also a big help.

I use it in conjunction with other HTML building software (like Dreamweaver or Bee Pro), as it helps me to see the code & any errors therein more efficiently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's not much I dislike about this software. This isn't a complex tool. It does the basics but not much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this to anyone who needs a simple, straightforward text or GUI editor. It's a great tool to use for collaborative projects or to just help you organize your codes / scripts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this a lot when creating tutorials or instructions when I'm collaborating on bigger projects. I can highlight information and include line numbers and notes within the code, allowing third parties to quickly identify lines in which they need to replace text or scripts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is the best go to software for all word processing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometime when we open very huge files, like more than a GB, it doesnt respond Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is must tool for every IT professional Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Powerful text processing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use and has many of the standard features you would need Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not the greatest for coding or troubleshooting code or data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to view text files and code on a MAC Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The easy setup and efficient workspace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I had a hard time installing the R language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficient editor to create R scripts which allow me to analyse my data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit Royal University Hospital
Hospital & Health Care
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BBEDIT is one of the best tools that a developer and power user should have in their workflow. This text editor a swiss army knife when it comes to editing text files. It continues to evolve and remain relevant in today's quick rapid change in software development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Basically, nothing. It has proven that it was a relevant application in any type of development work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are using Mac, BBEDIT offers the best investment that you can make due to the proven longevity and reliability of this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business challenges, and data management of businesses from all sizes and shapes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Developer
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

BBEdit does everything I want from a text editor. Git integration, text sorting, a powerful regex engine, and a hundred more features I can't think of right now. Their support is top-notch and I've even gotten custom patches written for non-critical bugs that affected my workflow prior to their general release. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have two main issues with BBEdit. One, it's only on MAC so if I have to work in a different environment I have to use some other text editor. Two, it still lacks the split screen support introduced with OSX El Capitan. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a developer and I live in my editors. Getting the tools that I need working in a reliable and consistent fashion is critical for my workflow. BBEdit has every tool I need from a text editor and without it my productivity would suffer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Strategist
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy, intuitive interface, with so many ways to customize the experience. It's super light, taking up very little memory, and lightning fast when working on huge text documents. I love the color coding of HTML code - makes editing very easy. Love that you can have multiple tabs open at once and switch between documents easily, and best of all, the documents all autosave while you're working on them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To use the most powerful features, like grep, you need to learn a little UNIX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best no-nonsense text editor, as long as you don't need formatting. It is the only choice for working with huge text docs. Really really useful for editing HTML by hand - the color coding of HTML code is tremendously helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed a light, powerful text editor that was easy to use and wasn't expensive. BBedit has improved productivity and made possible many kinds of text processing that are just not possible with Word. I use it every day - it's made text editing so much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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