Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.6

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.6
88 Changes to Improve Quality-of-life and Add Sandboxing for Future Participation in the Mac App Store

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – February 25, 2019 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 12.6, a significant update to its professional strength text and code editor.

The BBEdit 12.6 update includes 88 discrete additions, changes and fixes addressing all manner of ‘quality of life’ issues from improved performance to UI refinement. In addition, BBEdit 12.6 introduces architectural changes for compatibility with macOS App Sandboxing, a set of security policies and practices put forth by Apple. The App Sandboxing model endeavors to ensure privacy and data security for macOS users, and serves as a requirement for BBEdit’s participation in the Mac App Store.

“App Sandboxing brings real and valuable benefits, but as users of an advanced developer tool, our customers frequently push the security model to its limits,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “I’m proud that we’ve been able to make BBEdit work within the limits imposed by the App Sandboxing model, while preserving the performance and user experience that our customers expect.”

BBEdit 12.6 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 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 10.12.6 or later, and is fully compatible with macOS 10.14 “Mojave.” Detailed information on all of the changes in BBEdit 12.6 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 can upgrade for US$39.99. 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.

For those who also want the 25th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt or an enamel pin, a complete line of BBEdit merchandise is available from the Bare Bones Software merch shop at:

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 © 2019, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.