Natick, MA — Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced the release of
version 4.0.2 of BBEdit, their popular and critically acclaimed text
editor for Mac(TM) OS-compatible systems. This new version includes a
variety of enhancements to its feature set and capabilities:

*Startup Items*

When it starts up, BBEdit 4.0.2 will look for a folder named
“BBEdit Startup Items” and open any documents it finds in that folder.
While BBEdit will open a document window for any text file, picture
file, or BBEdit file group in this folder, it will also direct the
finder to open any other document file it finds in the folder, as well.
Additionally, if you place a compiled OSA (AppleScript, or any other
OSA-compliant scripting language) script in this folder, BBEdit will
execute the script.

*Improved Hotkey Generation*

The “Set Keys…” command has been improved so that it is easier to
assign key equivalents to extensions that are stored in folders within
the main “BBEdit Extensions” folder. This is particularly convenient
when assigning key equivalents to the BBEdit HTML tools.

*And a Host of Other Changes*

The BBEdit 4.0.2 package includes a number of other enhancements over
previous versions, including: support for Metrowerks’ CodeWarrior 9 and
10, additional AppleScript commands, special treatment for text
clippings, and improved compatibility with system-level utilities such
as Quickeys, Keyquencer, Spell Catcher, Thunder 7, and Apollo.

*Free to Current Customers*

Bare Bones Software is pleased to offer a free update to currently
licensed owners of BBEdit 4.0 and 4.0.1. Customers may download an
update package from the “Software Updates” section of Bare Bones
Software’s web site, located at (

About BBEdit
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Since its first commercial release in 1993, BBEdit has established a
following among software developers, HTML authors, Internet users, and
many other Macintosh(R) users who need its plain-text editing and
transformation capabilities, and who value its integration with other
applications and new technologies. BBEdit was the first HTML editor to
be included with the Apple Internet Server Solution, and has become the
weapon of choice for HTML authors and webmasters all over the world, due
in large measure to its power and ease of use.

“BBEdit provides a clean, efficient environment for composing and
editing HTML code,” said Margaret Bossen, manager of multimedia
production at the Fallon McElligott advertising agency. “The web sites
we produce utilize advanced technology for high-profile clients, and
BBEdit is the only HTML editing tool available which meets our needs.”

BBEdit has an established tradition of technological leadership. It was
the first commercial text editor to integrate with Symantec and Apple
development tools, support emerging technologies such as Apple Guide,
AppleScript, Macintosh Drag and Drop, XTND(TM), PowerTalk, and Internet
integration, and to take advantage of the high performance PowerPC(TM)
processor used in the Power Macintosh(R) platform.

Bare Bones Software invites anyone interested in learning more about
BBEdit to visit their web site at (, or to send
e-mail inquiries to (

*Pricing and Availability*

The suggested retail price of BBEdit is US$119. Cross-upgrade options
are available for owners of Adobe PageMill and SiteMill, Claris
HomePage, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Natural Intelligence’s Roaster, and
other qualifying products; contact Bare Bones Software for more
information. BBEdit 4.0 can be purchased through Cyberian Outpost, the
MacZone catalog, the Apple Developer Catalog, MacTech Magazine’s
DevDepot, Full Moon Software, and other resellers, as well as
directly from Bare Bones Software.

*Upgrade Information*

Customers who have purchased version 4.0 or 4.0.1 of BBEdit may upgrade
their copy to version 4.0.2 for free by downloading the 4.0.2 Updater,
available on the Bare Bones Software web site at
( Registered users who purchased any earlier
versions of BBEdit are eligible to upgrade for the price of US$39 plus
shipping. Please contact Bare Bones Software directly for more information.

BBEdit and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of Bare Bones
Software, Inc. Other product names mentioned are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective developers.