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Essential Apps: BBEdit 11 Update with New Features, Improved Foundations

One of my essential apps is BBEdit. This venerable text editor, now 21 years old – amazing to think that an app like this has been around through so many versions of Mac OS and OS X – has just reaching version 11, with a handful of great new features, and a major overhaul under […]

What Are the Best “Focused-Writing” Apps for OS X?

I wrote an article a while ago about The Tools I Use: Writing and Text Apps, discussing the different apps that are part of my writing toolbox. In my latest Macworld article, I look at several “focused-writing” apps for OS X. “These apps, increasingly popular of late, allow you to write in a focused environment, […]

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