BBEdit 6.1 Adds Features, Mac OS X Support -- Bare Bones Software's popular text and HTML editor BBEdit has now joined the ranks of software carbonized for Mac OS X. Along with that basic architectural change and numerous tweaks to fit into the Mac OS X environment better, BBEdit 6.1 offers many new and enhanced features, including integration with Mac OS X's Perl tools, an improved FTP engine with support for alternate ports, optional display of hard line numbers in soft-wrapped documents, FTP browser windows for viewing remote directories, and support for Emacs-style key equivalents for editing commands. BBEdit 6.1 is 8.3 MB download and works on System 7.5.5 and higher. It's free for registered users of BBEdit 6.0; $39 for users of previous versions of BBEdit, $79 for cross-upgrades, and $119 for everyone else. [ACE]
Option-click to Hide Apps Quickly
This trick has been available in the Mac OS for years, but many people still don't know it. If you have too many windows cluttering up your screen, you can hide specific ones easily as you work. When you're in any application, hold down the Option key and click on another app's window, on the Dock, or in the Finder to switch to that other app and simultaneously hide all the windows in the previously current app.