About Bluefish

Bluefish is a Windows-based text editor designed to help application programming and development professionals write and edit website codes, scripts and programs. Administrators can utilize the tool to work on multiple projects, edit texts across documents in a full-screen mode, and locate specific code using the search functionality.

Features of Bluefish include spell checking, multi-threaded support, undo/redo, automated content recovery, customizable programming language and more. It facilitates integration with external programs and filters, allowing engineers to streamline text processing and document management processes.


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3 Reviews of Bluefish

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November 2019

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Andrey from Beetle Eye LLC

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2019

A starter free tool for HTML editing

I use this software to edit my texts because it has so many tools. These tools are advanced and simple to use.

Pros

My experience with Bluefish is that the tool is easy to work with it, my 5 years old computer was fine so I suppose the program don't need high hardware requirements.

Cons

Currently I don't dislike anything about this product because it has the all functionality I was looking for.

December 2019

Abigail from Flamingo Las Vegas

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Gambling & Casinos

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Intuitive and powerful text editor

I am not a professional programmer but I only write for fun (as a hobby). I notice that I could write faster using this product and hence, tend to create more content.

Pros

How east it is to learn howbto use this product is what I like most. I did not fiddle with the default settings as it is perfectly fine for me.

Cons

I really can't say any cons but maybe except that proprietary advanced text editors are probably more powerful than this.

August 2018

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Vernessa from Blog Posts, Long-Form Articles, Short Reports, Case Studies

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Bluefish Text Editor: Not Just for Programmers, It Helps Me Write Better

One very important reason I use a text editor is to help me write. Although it has tons of features for a text editor, the buttons, menus and dialogs stay out of the way and provide a distraction-free place to put down the words. Bluefish remains one of my favorite go-to editors (and has been since I discovered it 10+ years ago). In fact, I wrote this review using it! I use it on both Windows and Linux platforms and it works about the same on both.

Pros

I've used a lot of text editors and website builders. Bluefish compares favorably with those I consider the best. Although it touts itself as being "for experienced web designers and programmers," your experience level doesn't matter that much. What matters is how you plan to use it. I'm not a programmer, CSS expert or a design geek. I'm more of a writer and web technology consultant so my use of Bluefish is as an extension to my article writing tools and to do super simple edits to style sheets and web pages. What I like most about Bluefish as a text editor is it gives me the option of opening several text documents all at once in different tabs. I can also take those multiple files and group them together in a "project." That becomes a big deal when I need to work on these same files again in the future -- I can just select that project and Bluefish will open all the files at the same time in their own tab. Even though I use the web design features less than the pure text editing features, I'm glad Bluefish provides an entire menu of options that make web design life easier. For example, I've used features from the lists, tables, forms, and CSS dialogs.

Cons

On occasion, Bluefish chokes when I have too many text files open (think in excess of 10), which is kind of understandable. And it can choke if the file has in excess of 50k lines. The developers ought to pay attention to these issues because many programs have tens of thousands of lines of code and a project is likely to have more than 10 files open at one time. (That's the beauty of having tabs, afterall.)