Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 8.2.3
Now Runs as Universal Binary for Apple Developer Transition Kit

BEDFORD, Mass. – August 10, 2005 – Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.2.3, the latest version of
the award-winning HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Now for the first
time, BBEdit 8.2.3 runs natively as a Universal Binary for the Apple
Developer Transition Kit hardware. BBEdit 8.2.3 also introduces syntax
coloring and function navigation for Objective-C++, fixes reported issues
and adds minor interface refinements and enhancements.

“BBEdit is the tool upon which professionals depend to get their work
done,” explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc.
“The Mac developers at the forefront of this exciting transition need a
native version of BBEdit now, and we’re happy to fill this need. Our
customers who are looking forward to Intel-powered Macs know that they can
count on us as well, and that when their shiny new Intel machines arrive,
BBEdit will stand ready and able to serve them, as always.”

The BBEdit 8.2.3 update requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and 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:


In addition, Apple Developer Transition Kit owners can purchase BBEdit 8
for $129 (regularly $199) by ordering directly from Bare Bones Software.
This is accomplished by faxing proof of purchase of a Developer Transition
Kit to (781) 687-0711 along with a completed order form, which is available
from our web site:


BBEdit: The Pros’ Power Tool

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


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 8 is available at a suggested retail price of US$199. A discounted
price of US$129 is available to any registered TextWrangler user, and to
owners of Adobe GoLive or Macromedia Dreamweaver. 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:


All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are eligible for
upgrade discounts by ordering directly from Bare Bones Software.
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 (