Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.1

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.1
Expanded Notes System, New Image Viewer and New Shortcuts Support

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – February 15, 2022 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 14.1, the first feature update to the latest major version of its professional strength text and code editor.

BBEdit 14.1 significantly expands the Notes system, now supporting multiple Notebooks and adding corresponding organizational enhancements, plus introduces image viewing capabilities and new Shortcuts actions. The BBEdit 14.1 update also provides several dozen additional new features, changes and improvements to its powerful tools, and is a recommended, free update to all registered customers with BBEdit 14.

BBEdit 14.1 delivers a substantial expansion to the Notes system introduced in BBEdit 14 to provide a convenient means for creating and saving non-temporary text documents without the clutter of numerous “untitled text” documents or files on disk. Previously, all notes were retained in a single Notebook, while BBEdit now supports the creation of multiple Notebooks to address many customers’ needs for diversified storage of information, for example on a per-job basis.

Additions to the basic Notes feature set provide additional aids to navigation and organization: new options for arranging notes in a notebook’s sidebar; and a “Remove Note” command to quickly close and delete the current note. Multi-file search can now include Notebooks as available sources.

Facilitating web development, new image viewing capabilities allow for image browsing in disk browsers and projects, and image opening in ordinary window sidebars. The image view renders the image on a contrasting gray background, above presented corresponding metadata details with a “Remove Metadata” option.

For macOS Monterey users, new Shortcuts support include the useful Shortcuts actions “Create Text Document” and “Create Note” that will create a text document or note using contents provided from the shortcut.

“Clearly, the Notes system introduced in BBEdit 14 really scratched an itch,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive and people wanted more. Multiple Notebooks provides the means for staying organized, and other features let you clean as you go. Shortcuts users often need their text to land somewhere, so our new actions make that happen. In all, BBEdit 14.1 is a solid feature and maintenance update to BBEdit 14.”

BBEdit 14.1 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 14.

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 14.1 requires macOS 10.14.2 or later (macOS 10.14.6 or later recommended) and is fully compatible with macOS 12 Monterey. Detailed information on all of the new features and changes in BBEdit 14.1 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 writers, web authors, software developers, and everyone else who deals with text, 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 is available directly from Bare Bones Software or by subscription on the Mac App Store.

BBEdit 14 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Owners of BBEdit 13 can upgrade for US$29.99. Owners of BBEdit 12 or earlier can upgrade for US$39.99. New licenses and upgrades are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:

BBEdit is available as a subscription from the Mac App Store by subscribing in-app for US$3.99 per month, or US$39.99 per year.

For those who also want a t-shirt or an enamel pin, BBEdit merchandise is available from the Bare Bones Software merch shop at:

BBEdit 14 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 <>.

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