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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 13.1 with revamped Markdown Preview, more

Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 13.1, an update to its professional strength text and code editor. The upgrade brings back HTML Tidy and introduces an overhauled Preview feature, a new Run Unix Command command, and expands the array of supported Markdown variants.

Customers writing Markdown can now select a specific renderer for use in live previews and HTML exports. BBEdit 13.1 includes built-in renderers for CommonMark and “classic” Markdown; and can use Pandoc, MultiMarkdown, and GitHub-flavored CommonMark, if the customer has those installed. In order to serve any alternative needs, BBEdit 13.1 also provides an option to use a custom Unix command for Markdown-to-HTML conversion.

In addition, there are internal updates to the Preview in BBEdit feature for those who use BBEdit to create content in HTML and Markdown. A new Run Unix Command command provides a means to directly run one-off Unix commands for processing text within BBEdit.

The BBEdit 13.1 update also brings improvements to the built-in syntax coloring, function navigation, and code folding support for Unix shell scripts, CSS/SCSS, and Python. In addition, “callout” comment support has been added to the built-in Markdown, CSS/SCSS, and Unix shell script language support.

BBEdit 13.1 also features a suite of markup utilities based on the “Tidy” suite of commands for HTML and XML, including reformatting, correcting simple errors, and checking Web accessibility. A demo 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 which includes its powerful editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.

BBEdit 13.1 requires macOS 10.14.2 or later.

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