Bare Bones means Comic Sans

With the release of BBEdit 8.0, has come the most inexplicable new feature. The application icon has been updated with the most grotesque typography, looking like a Comic Sans derivative. For a serious, professional, mac-only application this is so inappropriate:

Old icon

I was never a fan of the previous logo, but this took the biscuit. So, to avoid looking having to look at this, I whipped up a quick replacement over lunch:

replacement icon

It’s by no means perfect, or intended as a serious replacement proposal to BareBones Software. It ‘is what it is’ – what I would prefer to look at instead. If you also happen to prefer it, you can download the icon from here. There are 2 options for changing the icon. Either ctrl-click BBEdit to ‘show package contents’, and replace the ‘BBEditApplication.icns’ file in the resources folder, or, copy and paste the folder icon in the get info window.

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