Cornucopia of Enhancements and Language Improvements Add Up to a
Significant Upgrade for Developers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 9, 2007 – Macworld Conference and
Expo 2007, Booth #N4034 – Bare Bones Software, developer of
leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, today announced the release
and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.6, now with significantly
improved language support, new commands and features, and much more.
BBEdit 8.6 is also a maintenance release that fixes reported issues
and adds several other refinements to this award-winning HTML and
text editor.

“While used by passionate hobbyists as well, BBEdit is fundamentally
a tool for professionals,” explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of
Bare Bones Software, Inc. “This update provides a treasure trove of
enhancements that pros and hobbyists alike will find useful.”

BBEdit 8.6 includes greatly enhanced Java and TeX language support,
and adds support for the “Markdown” structured text format. The
improved Java support includes code folding, inner-class and
interface recognition in the function menu, and folding for functions
and code blocks. The changes to the TeX language support bring code
folding for sections, improved detection of sections and environments
for the function popup, improved math-mode, and greatly enhanced
LaTeX support. The Markdown support includes coloring and folding of
document structural elements, as well as the ability to preview the
finished document using the innovative “Preview in BBEdit” command.

Version 8.6 offers new “Save as Styled HTML” and “Copy as Styled
HTML” commands. These commands generate HTML code duplicating the
layout and text styles of syntax-colored code, and are ideal for
creating Web pages that include code examples.

BBEdit 8.6 can now read and write the “binary property list” format,
primarily used for preferences files beginning with Mac OS X 10.4.
The ability for BBEdit to seamlessly open and save of gzip-compressed
(.gz) text files, extends to binary property lists that are
themselves gzip-compressed.

Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements
implemented in BBEdit 8.6 can be found at:


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


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 8.6 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and 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. Upgrades are available directly from Bare Bones
Software by visiting:


BBEdit 8.6 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)
2007, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.