BBEdit 7 is out!
November 14, 2002 10:23AM
edited January 2014
Now, just saw it on Versiontracker, haven't checked for improvements or something, so I don't know what it's all about.
Does somebody have it?
Tell us about it.
Reply 1 of 7
November 14, 2002 12:11PM
The <a href="
; target="_blank">list of improvements</a> is significant, as usual.
Notable new features include a bunch of OS X refinements, support for managing multiple websites, syntax coloration/support for ASP and VB code.
It's going to be mine all mine very shortly.
Reply 2 of 7
November 14, 2002 1:26PM
Is this a free update to download if I have BBEdit 6.5?
Reply 3 of 7
November 14, 2002 1:32PM
[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>Is this a free update to download if I have BBEdit 6.5?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Nope. $49, which isn't too bad, I guess. The full price is now $179, though!
Reply 4 of 7
November 14, 2002 2:35PM
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>The full price is now $179, though!</strong><hr></blockquote>
Of course, you can still download BBEdit Lite for free and then crossgrade for $120 or so. Since I don't use many of BBEdit's featuers, it's a bit steep for a text editor. I'm still using BBEdit 6.0.
Reply 5 of 7
November 15, 2002 1:56AM
Someone on Versiontracker was actually complaining about BBEdit's upgrade pricing.
He claims he is a programmer, and that $49 is just way too much for an upgrade. He also claims they update the program way too often and charge for it.
They release maybe an update a year for $50, which ends up being probably half of one of his billable hours. I'll gladly pay the $50 to upgrade to 7.0, because it pays for itself on hundred times over.
The multiple web sites thing I've been waiting for, for quite a long time. Should have been added sooner, seems like a no-brainer.
Reply 6 of 7
November 15, 2002 6:39AM
Sounds like the programmer guy complaining is just jealous that he doesn't have a program that people will pay to upgrade. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Reply 7 of 7
November 16, 2002 9:27PM
People cough at that price for a "text editor" because most text editors can't come near what BBEdit does - and does well, and without crashing.
I've never even blinked at paying the upgrade fees. $49 a year or so for an application that's grown at the rate that BBEdit has is a steal.