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BBEdit 15 Brings Exciting New Features for Text Editing

BBEdit 15 was just released by Bare Bones Software, bringing some excellent new capabilities to this popular text and code editor for Mac. As an enthusiastic Apple product user, I'm excited to highlight some key additions in this latest update.

ChatGPT Integration

One of the most significant new features is accessing ChatGPT directly within BBEdit worksheets. This allows you to converse with the AI assistant to help with writing, coding, research, and more – no need to switch between applications. BBEdit maintains the chat history so you can refer back to previous conversations later. This is an innovative way to leverage AI technology alongside a traditional text editor.

New Minimap View

BBEdit 15 introduces a Minimap palette that gives you a high-level visual overview of longer documents, allowing you to easily spot the overall structure and quickly navigate to different sections. For those working with large text files or codebases, this should help increase efficiency.

Expandable Cheat Sheets

Cheat sheets in BBEdit have been expanded, so you can now create your reusable references for frequently used markup, code snippets, and more. You can continue adding to them over time, acting as an always-accessible notebook tailored to your needs.

This latest upgrade boasts over 180 improvements.

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Blip – the Fastest Way to Send Files

Blip is a free file transfer app that lets you quickly and easily send large files from your Mac or iPhone. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Speed

Blip uses a direct transfer method rather than uploading to the cloud first. This makes it significantly faster than traditional services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Files transfer at speeds up to 1 Gbps.

2. Reliability

Blip auto-resumes interrupted transfers and works across devices, regardless of location. So you can reliably send files between your iPhone and Mac, even over long distances.

3. No Size Limits

Send files of any size with Blip — no arbitrary limits. Transfer massive 100GB video projects without issue.

4. Privacy

Your files are encrypted in transit and never stored on Blip's servers. You send directly to chosen recipients rather than sharing insecure links.

5. Easy to Use

The setup takes seconds. The clean interface makes sending files intuitive. It's perfect for both techies and non-techies alike.


How is Blip different to AirDrop or Nearby Share?

Apple’s “AirDrop” and Google’s “Nearby Share” can be really handy. However they have some important limitations: they aren’t compatible with each other, and require devices to be physically nearby. They are also unreliable when transferring very large files, and will often lose your progress.

Blip doesn’t need devices to be nearby, so it’s much more reliable. Blip works wherever your internet connected devices are in the world, and works regardless of what kind of device you own. You can transfer from Android to Mac, Windows to iPhone, and much more.

Can Blip send Final Cut Pro projects?

Yes! Unlike many other services, Blip can send Final Cut Pro .fcpbundle files without needing to zip them first.

.fcpbundle files are technically folders, and Blip fully preserves folder structures and any links within.

And of course, Blip works regardless of the tool you use, be it Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or something else entirely.

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OpenEmu: All-in-One Game Emulator for Mac Users

OpenEmu is an all-in-one game emulator providing retro gaming enthusiasts with a streamlined and user-friendly experience. With support for multiple console systems, OpenEmu lets you play your favorite classic games on your Mac. The platform features an intuitive interface, powerful organization tools, and seamless controller integration, making it the go-to choice for a nostalgic gaming experience on macOS.

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How to Fix: Your App Created With Fluid App Always Opens From Another Location

If an app you created with a Fluid App always opens from another location, it's related to the new feature of macOS ”Gatekeeper Path Randomization”. The solution: Detect/disable translocation when moving app on macOS Sierra.

Fix: Move your app away from the Applications folder and then move it back. That's it!

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Set Different Display and Format Language on macOS Sierra

On El Capitan and before I could set a different format language than the display language in OS X. —— However this setting was changed when upgrading to macOS Sierra, it now uses same locale for both display and formatting. I would really love to revert this change to what it was on OS X El Capitan.

Set different display and format language on macOS Sierra – Ask Different

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