Jack Baty


It can take Bare Bones a while to add things to BBEdit, but when they do it's always thought out and well-implemented.

Image files are browseable in disk browsers and projects, and openable into ordinary window sidebars. The image view includes metadata details, and a “Remove Metadata” button is available for deleting image metadata if desired. (BBEdit will create a macOS version snapshot of the image file before doing so, if possible.) BBEdit will attempt to pick a background color (shade of gray) that provides reasonable contrast with the image. If desired you can adjust the background color using the slider adjacent to the image, and BBEdit will remember this setting per-image.

Their release notes have also always been top-notch. Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 14.1 Release Notes


I would like pricing pressure for software to go up, but for subscriptions to go down. I'll happily pay $250 for a great app, but don't want to pay more than $12/year for a read-it-later service or newsletter or magazine. The number of apps I need is rather low. The number of services, news, and entertainment options I need approaches infinity and I just don't have the budget for that.