Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.1

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.1
Now 64-bit, New Touch Bar Support, Faster Performance and Opens
Even Larger Files

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – February 6, 2018 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 12.1, the first feature update in the version 12 generation of its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 12.1 can now open significantly larger files; and it can now perform more large-scale operations on big files than was possible in previous versions. Performance has been dramatically improved for opening and saving large files as well.

New Touch Bar support provides easy access to commonly used functions in the FTP/SFTP browser, Text Factory, “Preview in BBEdit” and editing windows. Version 12.1 also adds significant enhancements to “Go To Line” and “Preview in BBEdit” features.

BBEdit 12.1 is the first version of BBEdit to run as a 64-bit application, the benefits of which include quicker launch times, plus access to a wider variety of third-party color pickers and contextual menu plug-ins. BBEdit 12.1 also includes enhancements and refinements to existing features, and fixes for specific reported issues, and is a recommended and free update to all registered customers with BBEdit 12.

“BBEdit’s legendary support for working on large files is even better in version 12.1,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “And while the benefits of being a 64-bit version may not be immediately evident to most customers, this update addresses Apple’s advisory that applications running on macOS High Sierra should be 64-bit applications, in order to ensure compatibility with future macOS versions. As a 64-bit application, BBEdit is ready to embrace the future.”

BBEdit offers a generous evaluation model in which its full feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, BBEdit will continue to run with a permanent feature set which includes its powerful editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.

BBEdit 12 requires macOS 10.11.6 or later, and is fully compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra.” Detailed information on all of the changes in BBEdit 12.1 can be found at:

For more information on BBEdit, or to download the software, please visit the company’s web site:

BBEdit: Power Tool for Text

BBEdit is the leading professional-strength text and code 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 12 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Owners of BBEdit 11 can upgrade for US$29.99. Owners of BBEdit 10 or earlier (including customers who purchased BBEdit in the Mac App Store) can upgrade for US$39.99.

Anyone who purchased BBEdit 11 on or after March 1, 2017 is eligible to receive a free upgrade to BBEdit 12, while all eligible customers who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software have been notified via email.

New licenses and upgrades are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:

BBEdit 12 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software or numerous Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international resellers, please visit:

Multi-user licenses are also available. For details please 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 © 2018, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.