Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 11.5

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 11.5
New Update Boosts Performance, Adds Features, Includes Numerous Interface Refinements and Workflow Improvements

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – January 27, 2016 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 11.5, a significant update to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 11.5 offers a variety of performance improvements, refinements to fit and finish, and changes to streamline workflow in specific areas, such as Find Differences. In all, this new version includes more than one hundred and sixty new features, changes to existing features, and fixes for specific reported issues. Version 11.5 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is fully compatible with OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.”

“This version contains many improvements, both on the surface and under the hood, that everyone will appreciate,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “More work has gone into BBEdit 11.5 than we’ve ever done outside of a major upgrade, and it’s a great demonstration of how many changes that seem small can add up to make a very big difference.”

The updated application boosts performance in a variety of areas, with the result that many common operations are faster than before. In addition, BBEdit 11.5 significantly streamlines the workflow for Find Differences, with changes ranging from an easier-to-use Find Differences dialog to automatic synchronized scrolling of the documents being compared within a Differences window.

Version 11.5 incorporates numerous refinements to the fit and finish of BBEdit. Reorganization of some menus and elements of editing windows makes more efficient use of available space and reduces visual overhead, even as new commands are added.

Additional updates and improvements in the new version include additions to the FTP/SFTP connection interface, new contextual menu commands in project document sidebars, new features in the “bbedit” command-line tool, and support for iCloud Drive as an alternative means of synchronizing setup information across multiple Macs. BBEdit 11.5 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is fully compatible with OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.”

BBEdit 11.5 is a recommended update which is free of charge to all BBEdit 11 customers. Detailed information on all of the changes in BBEdit 11.5 can be found at:

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 reliable, high-performance text transformation.

Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 11 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Special upgrade pricing is available to owners of BBEdit 10 for US$29.99, and to owners of BBEdit 9 or earlier for US$39.99. New licenses and upgrade licenses are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:

BBEdit 11 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software or numerous other Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international resellers, please visit:

Multi-user licenses are 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

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