Bare Bones Software today announced the release of BBEdit 8.5, a significant upgrade to the award-winning HTML and text editor for the Mac. With more than 160 new features and improvements, version 8.5 represents a major interface overhaul to the application. The changes are designed to streamline navigation and ease discovery of BBEdit’s feature set. Some of these enhancements include: the introduction of code folding, which aids comprehension of complex files by allowing the customer to collapse ranges of text; the Glossary feature, which provides for storage and easy insertion of frequently used chunks of text, has been superseded by an enhanced Clippings system; extensive improvements to the layout and usability of text-editing views; new integrated support for Ruby, SQL, and YAML; the Preferences window, the nerve center for controlling and customizing BBEdit’s behaviors, has been extensively revised and simplified; and much more. A complete list is available from the site. BBEdit 8.5 is priced at US$125. Registered owners of BBEdit 8 can upgrade for $30; registered owners of BBEdit 7 and older can upgrade for $40. Anyone who purchased BBEdit on or after January 1, 2006 is eligible to receive a free upgrade.