Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 8.2
First Commercial Application With Integrated Automator Actions for Powerful
Text Handling

BEDFORD, Mass. – April 28, 2005 – Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.2, the latest version of the
award-winning HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. BBEdit 8.2 now
includes support for Automator, the new personal automation assistant in
Mac OS X 10.4 (‘Tiger’) that simplifies repetitive or time-consuming tasks.

BBEdit 8.2 provides customers running Tiger with integrated Automator
Actions that facilitate the incorporation of BBEdit’s renowned text
processing abilities into any Automator multi-application workflow.

“Bare Bones Software has always produced power tools with leading-edge
capabilities and strong automation ability,” said Rich Siegel, founder and
CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “The Automator support in BBEdit 8.2 makes
BBEdit’s legendary text transformation power available for an even wider
variety of tasks. Automator is an amazing technology, and we’re excited to
welcome it to the party.”

“Automator is one of my favorite new features in Tiger,” explained John
Gruber, beta tester, technical writer and host of “It’s
a feature that lives up to its billing — people really can use it to
automate repetitive tasks, without having to write their own scripts. It’s
great, and not the least bit surprising, to see Bare Bones Software
providing support for Automator from day one.”

BBEdit 8.2 is also a maintenance release to fix reported issues and add
minor refinements and is a recommended update for all BBEdit 8 customers,
including those running Mac OS X 10.3.x.

BBEdit 8.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later. The BBEdit 8.2 update is
available free of charge to all registered BBEdit 8 customers. An update
package is available for download from the Bare Bones Software web site:


About BBEdit

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.
Specifically crafted in response to the needs of professional Web authors
and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of
features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit reliably
transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit’s best of class
features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across
multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source
code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl and Mac OS X
Unix scripting support, glossary support, intra-application automation, and
a complete set of HTML tools.

Most recently, BBEdit 8 introduced over one hundred new features and
improvements, including a new Documents Drawer and Navigation Bar
interface, new Text Factories for intra-application text processing
automation, numerous enhancements to the product’s signature HTML markup
tools, improved Unicode support, integrated support for Perforce and
Subversion, and much more.

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


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 8 is available at a suggested retail price of US$199. BBEdit 8 may
be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, the retail and online Apple
Stores, and numerous major Macintosh software resellers. For a partial
listing of domestic and international resellers, visit:


A discounted cross-upgrade price of US$129 is available to registered
owners of TextWrangler, and to owners of Adobe GoLive or Macromedia
Dreamweaver. All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are
eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 8 by ordering directly from Bare Bones
Software. Registered owners of BBEdit 7.0 and 7.1 can upgrade for US$49;
registered owners of BBEdit 6.5 and older can upgrade for US$59.

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. develops leading-edge power tools for the
Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional
software with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion
from Mac users worldwide. The company’s award-winning products
include BBEdit, a professional HTML and text editor, Mailsmith, an
extra-strength email client, and TextWrangler, a high-performance
plain text editor. The company’s expanding product family also
includes Super Get Info, a file and folder info utility. Bare Bones
Software has been crafting fine Mac software since 1993 and operates
as a privately-held corporation based in Bedford, MA. For more
information, visit or send email to