BEDFORD, Mass. – February 15, 2007 – Bare Bones Software, developer
of leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, today announced the release
and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.6.1, an update to its
professional strength text editor.
The BBEdit 8.6.1 update is a maintenance release that fixes reported
issues and adds several other refinements to this award-winning HTML
and text editor. Detailed information on all of the changes and
improvements implemented in BBEdit 8.6.1 can be found at:
The BBEdit 8.6.1 update is available free of charge to all registered
BBEdit 8.5 and 8.6 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.
The latest upgrade, BBEdit 8.5 (and higher) represents a major
interface overhaul, designed to streamline navigation and ease
discovery of BBEdit’s powerful feature set. Beyond significant
revision, BBEdit 8.5 introduced Code Folding, Auto-save and Check
Spelling As You Type features, as well as Ruby, SQL and YAML language
support. The BBEdit 8.5 overhaul revised the text-editing window and
Preferences, including the addition of new per-language option
settings, and replaced the traditional Glossary feature with an
intelligent Clippings system. Other momentous revisions include
enhanced Find Differences, FTP/SFTP, Disk Browser, and Text Factory.
Version 8.6, freely available to BBEdit 8.5 customers, included
support for Markdown, reading and writing “binary property list”
format, and more.
BBEdit is a Universal application that requires Mac OS X 10.4 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 8.6 is a Universal application that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or
later, and is available at a suggested retail price of US$125.
Registered owners of BBEdit 8.0 thru 8.2.6 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
online Apple Store, 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 (http://www.barebones.com/store/), send
email to (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (http://www.barebones.com/) 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.