Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 10.0

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Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 10.0
Major New Version Plus Lion Compatibility for Professional Mac Text Editor Paves the Way For Getting Work Done More Easily

BEDFORD, Mass. – July 19, 2011 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 10.0, a major new version of the professional strength HTML and text editor for the Mac.

BBEdit 10 introduces new project and document editing windows, an all-new HTML Markup panel and palette, and integrated support for working directly with documents stored in Zip archives. In addition, BBEdit 10 introduces switchable syntax color schemes, seamless preservation of open documents on relaunch, and support for using Dropbox to share application configuration and setup data. BBEdit 10 also includes a completely re-imagined Preferences window, along with significant performance and user interface enhancements.

“We have a long and distinguished history of delivering dramatic upgrades to BBEdit, and version 10 is no exception,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “Everything in this new version is designed to improve the working life of the professionals — including web authors, software developers, scientists, system admins, and writers — that rely on BBEdit. We leave it to our customers to decide which of the hundred or so additions, changes, and refinements they like the best.”

In BBEdit 10, new project and editing windows now share a unified layout with easy, direct access to both open and recent documents, while projects also now include a dedicated Unix worksheet and scratchpad. The reinvented HTML Tools palette and markup panel allow more flexibility, while “Preview in BBEdit” now supports templates for displaying content from partial documents.

For EPUB ebook developers, BBEdit 10 now supports editing and saving documents directly within Zip archives, as well as performing multi-file search-and-replace operations and applying text factories to files within Zip archives, all without requiring cumbersome manual de- and recompression.

BBEdit’s new “Text Colors” preference panel now makes it easy to create and switch between different color schemes. Upon quitting, BBEdit 10 now automatically remembers the contents of unsaved documents, and reopens exactly as it was when last quit. For customers who use multiple machines, BBEdit’s application support data can now reside in a Dropbox folder, shared between multiple BBEdit installations.

A completely re-imagined Preferences window permits easy customization, while a new Setup window provides a central location to manage configuration, including FTP/SFTP bookmarks, grep patterns, file filters and web site configurations.

Access to text filters and scripts is now streamlined, plus BBEdit 10 now has the ability to treat AppleScripts, Automator actions, text factories, and Unix scripts as co-equal and all may be used as text filters or run directly as scripts. BBEdit 10 also supports “packages” to simplify adding related configuration items, such as language modules, clippings, and scripts.

Detailed information on changes and improvements implemented in BBEdit 10 can be found at:

For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional demo version, please 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 recommended), and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 10 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Through Oct. 19, 2011, BBEdit 10 is available at an introductory price of US$39.99 from Bare Bones Software or the Mac App Store.

Anyone who purchased BBEdit on or after January 1, 2011 will be eligible for a free upgrade and automatically notified: customers who purchased from the Mac App Store will receive the upgrade automatically; and qualifying registered customers will receive an email notification from Bare Bones Software.

Any registered owner of BBEdit can 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, WeatherCal 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 © 2011, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.