Bare Bones Software Introduces New Academic Program Pricing

Now BBEdit and Mailsmith are US$49 Each for Students and Academic Professionals

BEDFORD, Mass. – July 25, 2005 – Bare Bones Software, developers of
leading-edge power tools for the Macintosh, today announced new academic
program pricing for their award-winning BBEdit and Mailsmith products.

BBEdit is the award-winning HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.
Mailsmith is the award-winning, extra-strength email client for Mac OS
X(R). Now for the first time, students and academic professionals can
purchase BBEdit for US$49 (regularly US$199), and Mailsmith for US$49
(regularly US$99).

“BBEdit is an excellent tool for building the skills that students will
need as they prepare for their professional careers,” explained Rich
Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc.” Whether writing
papers, slinging code, or creating web pages, BBEdit provides the power
tools that students, staff, and faculty need. Mailsmith offers control,
flexibility, and the security inherent in plain-text email, all of which
are particularly important in the academic network setting.”

BBEdit: The Power Tool That Pros Rely On

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 an abundance
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.

BBEdit 8 introduced over one hundred new features and improvements,
including a new Documents Drawer and Navigation Bar interface for working
with multiple documents in one window, 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, integrated support for Automator, and
much more.

BBEdit 8 requires Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later. For more information on BBEdit,
or to download a fully functional demo version, visit the company’s web


Mailsmith: Flexibility and Control

Mailsmith is an extra-strength email client designed for Macintosh users.
Thanks to its unprecedented flexibility, users can customize Mailsmith’s
powerful editing, filtering, and searching capabilities to suit their
particular needs.

Novice users appreciate Mailsmith’s simple interface for sending, receiving
and managing email efficiently. “Power users” appreciate its unlimited
search terms, unlimited filter terms and actions, and numerous other power
features for fine control of email processing. Mailsmith’s extensive
scripting support gives additional control.

Novice and power users alike all benefit from the seamless integration with
SpamSieve, integrated support for Mac OS X technologies including the Apple
Address Book, as well as the security benefits provided by the use of
text-only email, built-in support for PGP 8.0, and the availability of SSL
encryption for server communications.

Mailsmith 2.0 earned a 2003 Macworld Editor’s Choice Award. For more
information on Mailsmith, or to download a fully functional demo version,
visit the company’s web site:


Pricing and Availability

The Bare Bones Software Academic Program applies to students, faculty and
staff of any accredited educational institution.

BBEdit 8 is available to students and academic professionals for US$49
(suggested retail price is US$199). Mailsmith 2 is available to students
and academic professionals for US$49 (suggested retail price of US$99); the
purchase price includes a free single-user license for SpamSieve (a US$25

Anyone who purchased at the educational price after June 25, 2005 is
eligible for a credit on a future purchase from Bare Bones Software. Those
who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software will automatically be
notified via email. Those who purchased through a reseller can send email
to (, or call (781) 687-0700.

Educational licenses for BBEdit or Mailsmith may be purchased directly from
Bare Bones Software. Educational licenses for BBEdit may also be purchased
from numerous major Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of
domestic and international resellers, visit:


Site license pricing is 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 (