Posted by: macintoshsisters | December 8, 2006

Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 8.5.2

Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit(r) 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 Macintosh.

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 or 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


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