Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 8.5.1

BEDFORD, Mass. – Oct. 12, 2006 – Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.5.1. BBEdit 8.5.1 is a
maintenance release that fixes reported issues and adds minor refinements
to this award-winning HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.

The BBEdit 8.5.1 update package is available free of charge to all
registered BBEdit 8.5 customers from the Bare Bones Software web site:


BBEdit: Power Tool for Text

BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the
Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of 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 and Unix scripting
support, glossary support, intra-application automation, and a complete set
of HTML tools.

With more than 160 new features and improvements, BBEdit 8.5 represents a
major interface overhaul, designed to streamline navigation and ease
discovery of BBEdit’s powerful feature set. BBEdit 8.5 saw significant
revision to the text-editing window and Preferences, including new
per-language option settings, and the replacement of the traditional
Glossary feature with an intelligent Clippings system. Other momentous
revisions include enhanced Find Differences, FTP/SFTP, Disk Browser, and
Text Factory. BBEdit 8.5 also introduced Code Folding, Auto-save and Check
Spelling As You Type features, as well as Ruby, SQL and YAML language

Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in
BBEdit 8.5 can be found at:


BBEdit 8.5 is a Universal application, and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 8.5 is available at a suggested retail price of US$125. Registered
owners of BBEdit 8 can upgrade for US$30; registered owners of BBEdit 7 and
older can upgrade for US$40. Anyone who purchased BBEdit on or after
January 1, 2006 is eligible to receive a free upgrade. Upgrades are
available directly from Bare Bones Software by visiting:


BBEdit 8.5 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:


Educational discounts and site license pricing, for both new purchases and
upgrades, 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 Yojimbo, an effortless
information organizer, and 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