BEDFORD, Mass. – Dec. 4, 2006 – Bare Bones Software today announced
the release and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.5.2. BBEdit 8.5.2
is a maintenance release that fixes reported issues and adds minor
refinements to this award-winning HTML and text editor for the

The BBEdit 8.5.2 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, clippings, code folding,
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 exerts 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 support.

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

TextWrangler, Yojimbo, Super Get Info and the Bare Bones Software
logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit, Mailsmith and “It doesn’t suck”
are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright (c)
2006, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.