BB Edit Updated: HTML Editors

Old school web authors who remain unimpressed with market leader Dreamweaver’s visual approach to building pages might be interested in the latest update to the BBEdit text editor, made by Bare Bones Software.

BBEdit is for those folks that like to get under the hood when it comes to coding, and with its full suite of HTML/text editing capabilities onboard it won’t be slipping in bits of unwanted code a la Dreamweaver.

Now up to version 8.7, the latest version of the Mac-only BBEdit adds up to a significant update, offering support for the Lua programming language and the ability to use Finder-based Smart Folders as sources for Text Factory and multi-file search operations.

The new release also remembers what documents were in use when the program was closed, automatically reopening them the next time the program is launched.

The latest version retails for US$125, or is available as a free upgrade for BBEdit 8.5 and 8.6 users.

Look out for details later in the week of Homesite 5.5 and freeloader options.