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Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 7.1
New Preview in BBEdit Command plus SFTP support and FTP Server
Discovery via Rendezvous

BEDFORD, Mass. – November 13, 2003 – Bare Bones Software today
announced the release and immediate availability of version 7.1 of
BBEdit(R), their award-winning flagship text and HTML editor. BBEdit
7.1 is a significant update, now with support for SFTP (the SSH File
Transfer Protocol), FTP and SFTP server discovery via Rendezvous,
and “Preview in BBEdit” live HTML rendering.

The new Preview in BBEdit feature allows customers to view a
rendering of their HTML code under construction, in a window which
automatically updates as the code is changed. This feature takes
advantage of Apple’s WebKit technology, and so requires Mac OS X
10.2 with Safari installed (or Mac OS X 10.3).

BBEdit can now open and save files on SFTP servers via the same
standard menu commands used for FTP. BBEdit’s FTP dialogs also
provide a new Rendezvous pop-up menu allowing easy selection of
local servers.

“BBEdit 7.1 adds several new features to take further advantage of
the technologies provided by Mac OS X,” said Rich Siegel, founder
and CEO of Bare Bones Software. “We think that our customers will
find the Preview in BBEdit command to be a valuable part of their
toolbox, while SFTP and Rendezvous server support are logical
advances for today’s needs.”

This new release of Bare Bones Software’s award-winning HTML and
text editor also adds several other minor enhancements and
refinements and addresses reported issues. On Mac OS X, BBEdit 7.1
now requires version 10.2 or later, and is fully compatible with Mac
OS X 10.3 “Panther.” For Mac OS 9, the minimum system requirement
remains Mac OS 9.1 (with CarbonLib 1.5 or later).

The BBEdit 7.1 update is available free of charge to all registered
BBEdit 7.0 customers. An update package is available for download
from the Bare Bones Software web site:


About BBEdit

BBEdit is a high-performance HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.
It is designed and crafted for the editing, searching,
transformation, and manipulation of text. BBEdit provides an array
of general-purpose features which are useful for a wide variety of
tasks, and includes many features which have been specifically
developed in response to the needs of Web authors and software

BBEdit 7.0 introduced a host of new features, including integrated
support for CVS (the Concurrent Versions System source control
package) on Mac OS X, the ability to easily configure multiple web
sites, powerful new Sort Lines and Process Duplicate Lines plug-ins,
support for selecting and operating on rectangular regions of text,
ASP/VBScript syntax coloring support, and more.

For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional
demo version, visit the company’s web site:


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 7.1 has a suggested retail price of US$179. It may be
purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, as well as from many
major Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of
domestic and international resellers, visit:


All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are eligible
to upgrade to BBEdit 7.1 by ordering directly from Bare Bones
Software. This version upgrade offer is not available through
resellers. The upgrade price is US$49 for registered users of BBEdit
6.5 and US$59 for registered users of BBEdit 6.1 and older.

A discounted cross-upgrade price of US$119 is available to owners of
BBEdit Lite, Adobe GoLive or Macromedia Dreamweaver. Educational
discounts and site license pricing are also available. For details
please visit the company’s Web site at
(, send email to
(, 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 a 2001 Macworld Editor’s Choice Award, a “Great” rating
from MacAddict Magazine, and a rating of 4-and-a-half mice from
Macworld Magazine. The company’s expanding product family also
includes TextWrangler, a high-performance plain text editor,
Mailsmith, and Super Get Info. For more information, visit
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