BARE BONES SOFTWARE RELEASES BBEDIT 6.0 – New version handles multi-byte
text, supports XHTML, and brings added extensibility
Bedford, MA – September 11, 2000 – Bare Bones Software, Inc. today
announced the release of version 6.0 of their flagship product, BBEdit(tm),
the premier HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.
“BBEdit always grows with me – or is already way ahead of me,” says Geoff
Duncan, TidBITS Technical Editor. “When I discover a new arduous text
processing need, first I wonder ‘can BBEdit do this?’, and then I
frequently find not only is BBEdit capable of the task, but already has a
feature dedicated to it.”
BBEdit 6.0 expands its markup standards support and now includes markup
tools, syntax coloring and syntax checking for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and WML
Unparalleled editing power for all users –
With the release of version 6.0, BBEdit users can read, write and edit
files containing multi-byte characters, including Unicode text files. Rich
Siegel, President and CEO of Bare Bones Software says “We’ve worked hard to
implement this functionality, and we’re extremely pleased with the results.
BBEdit is by far the most powerful tool available today for working with
any kind of text.”
BBEdit’s renowned multi-file search and replace has also been enhanced,
adding advanced multi-criteria file filtering and more flexibility in
viewing and navigating search results.
Create custom work environments –
The source code recognition capabilities of BBEdit are now
developer-extensible, thanks to a plug-in architecture which allows
language designers to implement advanced syntax-directed coloring and
OSA scripting support has been significantly expanded in BBEdit 6.0, which
now incorporates robust Apple Event Object Model and Text Suite support,
recordability, and menu attachability. BBEdit’s advanced AppleScript
support makes it even easier to use as part of an automated workflow
solution for Web designers, software developers, and many other users.
BBEdit 6.0 also features an improved glossary with language sensitive sets
ideally suited for storing customized markup sequences and inserting them
into documents with a single keystroke. In addition, BBEdit now offers more
flexible key bindings, so users can now set key equivalents for almost any
feature usable in the application, including Perl scripts and filters, and
More tools for web authors –
BBEdit’s award-winning HTML markup tools have been improved further in
version 6.0, by making tag insertion and editing commands available from
contextual menus. Other additions include an expanded Entities table,
enhancements to the web-safe color palette (including VisiBone 1 and 2
layouts), and the ability to preview a document simultaneously in all
Finally, there are numerous refinements throughout the application,
including support for the Apple Keychain in the built-in FTP tool, multiple
clipboards, support for Navigation Services file dialogs, and Appearance
Manager awareness. New QuickTime support enables viewing of QuickTime
movies and translatable image files without leaving BBEdit, and a new
command for manipulating Internet-style quoted text makes formatting email
and Usenet articles simpler than ever.
Pricing & Availability
BBEdit 6.0 is available immediately with a suggested retail price of
US$119. A discounted cross-upgrade price of US$79 is available to owners of
BBEdit Lite, Adobe GoLive or Pagemill, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Claris
HomePage, Microsoft FrontPage, NetObjects Fusion, Metrowerks CodeWarrior
and other qualifying products; for details please visit the company’s Web
site at (http://www.barebones.com/), send email to (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or call (781) 687-0700.
Registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are eligible to upgrade
for US$39.00 plus shipping and handling, direct from Bare Bones Software.
This upgrade package is not available through resellers. Registered
customers who purchased BBEdit 5.x after June 1, 2000 are eligible to
receive a free upgrade. For more information and to determine eligibility,
please visit the company’s Web site at (http://www.barebones.com/), send
email to (email@example.com), or call (781) 687-0700.
About Bare Bones Software, Inc.
Bare Bones Software, Inc., incorporated in 1994, is a privately-held
corporation based in Bedford, MA. BBEdit, the company’s flagship product,
has received numerous accolades from press and users, including an Editor’s
Choice award from C|Net’s Builder.com, a rating of “Freakin Awesome” from
MacAddict Magazine, the 1998 Web Tools Award from WebReview.com &
WebTechniques Magazine, as well as the Macworld 1997 World Class Award for
Best Web Authoring Tool and the 1996 MacUser Eddy Award for Best
Development Tool. For more information, visit (http://www.barebones.com/)
or send email to (firstname.lastname@example.org).