Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 10.5

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 10.5
Retina Ready, New Go Menu, Plus Functions for Faster Navigation Throughout

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Dec. 4, 2012 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 10.5, an update to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 10.5 now looks sharp on Macs with high-resolution Retina displays. In addition, BBEdit 10.5 introduces a new Go menu, new per-project website configuration and support for basic deployment, new Preview Filters and more.

“BBEdit looks really sharp on a Retina display,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “While any customer with a Retina Mac will appreciate this, we also took the opportunity to add a number of new features, so that we could release a robust update that offered something useful for everyone. If there isn’t something in 10.5 that excites you, check your pulse.”

The new Go menu expedites navigation within documents, providing quick access to a Functions palette, a Jump Points palette and to any named symbols in a file — all new in version 10.5. The Functions palette presents a continuously updated listing of functions defined in the active document. The Jump Points palette presents a history of movement within the active document, providing an avenue to quickly revisit locations.

Now, projects can be configured as “Web Sites” via a new menu in the project window’s action bar. The Site Settings sheet offers easier management of site-wide document settings, HTML syntax checking rules and other relevant details. A new Deploy Site command enables uploading the entire site to an FTP or SFTP server, and provides for site-wide syntax checking and template processing in advance of the upload.

The Preview in BBEdit command now supports preview filters that can process a document’s contents before displaying them in a live Preview window. Preview filters can be implemented as Unix scripts, compiled Unix executables, or AppleScripts.

Employing capabilities only available on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8, the new Compare Against Previous Version command uses system-level file versioning for quick access to, and comparison with, previously stored versions of the active document. Enhancements to the Markup Builder panel provide easier access to linked files and images when composing markup.

BBEdit 10.5 includes several new command keystroke equivalents and keyboard navigation adjustments to provide additional comfort for refugees from other platforms. BBEdit 10.5 also includes other refinements and fixes for specific reported issues in this award-winning HTML and text editor. Detailed information on all of the changes in BBEdit 10.5 can be found at:

The BBEdit 10.5 update is free of charge to all BBEdit 10 customers. Customers who purchased in the Mac App Store will automatically receive the update, while customers who purchased directly may download the update immediately from the Bare Bones Software web site:

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

BBEdit: Power Tool for Text

BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the Mac. Crafted to serve the needs of Web and software developers, this award-winning product provides a vast number of helpful features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit enjoys legendary status for reliably transforming text with high performance. BBEdit requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later (10.6.8 or later recommended) and is fully compatible with OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”.

Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 10 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Any registered owner of BBEdit may upgrade for US$39.99 directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:

BBEdit 10 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, the Mac App Store and numerous other Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international resellers, please visit:

Site license pricing is also available. For details please visit the company’s online store, send email to, or call (978) 251-0500.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Mac. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional software with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion from Mac users worldwide, plus quite a few awards. For more information, visit

TextWrangler, Yojimbo and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2012, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.