BBEdit 13.0.1 Release Notes

BBEdit 13.0.1 contains fixes for reported issues.

For details on all the new features and enhancements available in BBEdit 13, please see the release notes for BBEdit 13.0.

If you haven't looked at BBEdit for a while, we encourage you to catch up on the notes from BBEdit 12.6, BBEdit 12.5, BBEdit 12.1, and BBEdit 12.0, or browse the release notes archive.

For detailed information on using any of BBEdit's features, please refer to the user manual (choose "User Manual" from BBEdit's Help menu).

Important: Please make sure that you have read the BBEdit 13.0 change notes, as there are significant changes from previous versions.


BBEdit 13.0 requires Mac OS X 10.14.2 or later, and is compatible with macOS 10.15 "Catalina".

If you are using macOS 10.14 "Mojave", please make sure that you have updated to the latest available OS version (10.14.6 or later).

Additions & Changes

  • BBEdit 13.0.1 does not add any new features. (It doesn't take away any, either.)


  • Fixed misleading references to subscriptions in the non-Mac App Store demo splash window. Versions of BBEdit obtained directly from us use a license code which is a one-time purchase. Subscriptions are used (and available) only in the Mac App Store.

  • Made a change to work around a bug in macOS (FB7348163) which would cause the open/save panel service to crash when trying to use "Save As" or "Save a Copy" on a file whose filename extension wasn't recognized by the OS or BBEdit as a text file.

  • Fixed a bug in which the commands on the "Includes" submenu of the Markup menu weren't enabled when they should have been.

  • Fixed bug in which the "Reveal in Finder" menu command wasn't enabled when it should have been.

  • Fixed a bug in which using the modified "Lorem Ipsum" insert command (to run without prompting) did not apply all of the previously used options.

  • Fixed a hang which would occur when trying to spell-check text (via right-click) in documents backed by certain third-party language modules.

  • Fixed a drawing glitch in text views when switching from "Large" appearance back to "Normal".

  • Fixed a crash which could occur when using the "Save to FTP/SFTP Server" panel and certain errors occurred on the server side. (This was never reproducible, but the cause was clear from the crash logs.)

  • Fixed bug in which the "Entire word" option in the Find window didn't affect the behavior of live matching while enter/editing search strings/patterns.

  • Fixed a crash which would occur after drawing the line number bar in very tall windows on extremely large displays.

  • Fixed bug in which Pattern Playground windows didn't immediately update the display font when it was changed in Editor Defaults.

  • Fixed a concurrency bug which would cause BBEdit to hang when opening a file while certain other manipulations were occurring in background processes.

  • Fixed a bug in which "New Collection" and "Rename in Project" for project items in the sidebar would not operate on the correct item if it wasn't selected when right-clicking.

  • Fixed bug in which the color scheme selector in the Text Colors preferences would indicate the color scheme for the Light appearance rather than the active color scheme, when the application appearance was Dark.