CreateTextFileHere is a manually activated AppleScript applet used to create a text file at the current Finder location with BBEdit

This utility works in tandem with the ‘bbedit’ command line binary (which should already be installed and functional at /usr/local/bin/bbedit).

The intention is for this utility to be accessed from the currently active Finder window and acts on the current directory in the Finder. I suggest adding to the a Finder window’s shelf (command-drag it into a Finder window at the top where the other tool icons are located) so it is available from the Finder as needed. Alternatively, it could be activated from the Script Menu.

Thanks to the kind folk over at Bare Bones Software for letting me use a modified version of their text document icon.