Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.5

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.5
New Tail Mode for Log Files, Enhanced LSP Support and Much More

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – June 28, 2022 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 14.5, a significant feature update to the latest major version of its professional strength text and code editor.

BBEdit 14.5 introduces a new “Tail Mode” option for use with log files; refinements to the “Find” and “Multi-File Search” window interfaces; significant enhancements to its Language Server Protocol (LSP) support; and performance improvements throughout.

“BBEdit 14.5 brings a lot of ‘under the hood’ improvements many of which were enabled by the change in macOS requirements,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “We’ve also made a number of useful feature additions and refinements; some of these are from our own wishlist, and some are a direct consequence of feedback from our customers. Overall, BBEdit 14.5 is a solid feature update, and I’m looking forward to seeing our customers put it to work.”

Designed for use with log files, a new Tail Mode option keeps the insertion point at the end of an open file, if the file is changed while open in BBEdit. The “Show Invisibles” text display option now provides finer-grained control for which invisible characters get shown, as well as preferences for user control of the glyphs that BBEdit uses to display invisible characters.

Notable enhancements to the Find and Multi-File Search and Replace system include a “Grep Cheat Sheet” for the “Replace” field, and a new mechanism to exchange the contents of the Search field and the Replace field. To make life easier for platform refugees, BBEdit now provides an Editing preference which enables “Cut/Copy entire line for insertion point.”

BBEdit 14.5 introduces a number of specific enhancements to its LSP support, including “fix-me” support, symbol renaming, “Code Actions,” and more.

Introduced in BBEdit 14, LSP support enables coding aids through user-installed local “language servers” to implement key language-specific behaviors, such as enhanced language-specific text completions and improved Find Definition, code-navigation features, built-in support for highlighting errors and warnings, and support for language-sensitive document reformatting. Specific available features vary by language and by server.

BBEdit 14.5 now requires macOS 10.15.4 or later (compared with macOS 10.14.2 for earlier BBEdit 14 releases). The change in system requirements enables performance improvements in a number of internal systems. BBEdit 14.5 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.

Detailed information on all of the new features and changes in BBEdit 14.5 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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