BBEdit 8.5

Major update to Bare Bones’s flagship text editor; $30 upgrade from version 8.0, $40 from older versions, and $125 for a new license. (Education pricing: $25 upgrade, $50 new license.)

New features include code folding (actually, text folding in general — you can manually fold text in any selection range; the “code” folding feature is that fold points are auto-generated for programming and markup languages), a revised UI for clippings (formerly known as glossary items), indented soft-wrapping, and, for us regular expression nerds, BBEdit’s regex engine has been updated to PCRE 5.0, which includes support for Python-style named sub-expressions.

Oh, and a new icon.

Thursday, 7 September 2006