Bare Bones Software released BBEdit 10.5 today. The headlining feature is retina support. Retina capable macs began shipping at WWDC in June. Many of the tools I use on a daily basis were updated within two weeks. Except for one: BBEdit.

Originally I was disappointed with the lack of an update. The transition to retina should not have been a surprise to any developer, let alone one who has been in the Mac space as long as Bare Bones. The 6 month delay in releasing this version was disappointing since BBEdit was my go-to editor.

But I have moved on to the greener pastures of vim. I don’t regret this change and am actually glad that Bare Bones forced my hand.

That said, if you are looking for a powerful, full featured editor that doesn’t require lots of customization search no more BBEdit is the answer.