Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.6

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.6
Improved Text Rendering Adds Support For Font Ligatures, Extended Unicode Support, Performance Improvements, and More

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – October 3, 2022 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 14.6, a notable feature update to the latest major version of its professional strength text and code editor.

BBEdit 14.6 introduces quick Dock access to its Notes feature and additional controls for text display, usability enhancements to its built-in file transfer client, and completely reworked text rendering in its legendary editing engine.

“Add Bookmark” and “Manage Bookmarks” commands are now available in the new FTP/SFTP connection panel, and usable prior to connecting. The Dock menu provides direct access to the Notes window via a new “Show Notes” command. BBEdit’s extensive Editing preferences empower the the user to specify alternative characters for rendering tabs and line breaks when “Show Invisibles” is in use.

In addition, a complete reworking of the text rendering in BBEdit’s legendary editing engine brings renewed support for font ligatures when supported by the font in use, plus improved Unicode compatibility and performance improvements.

“We’re very excited about the changes in BBEdit 14.6,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “In addition to improving the overall editing experience, this update marks the triumphant return of font ligatures; and we’re continuing to build on the improvements introduced in BBEdit 14.0. This new version also looks forward to the release of macOS Ventura later this month; and after the new OS version ships, we’ll be making any additional changes that may be required to ensure a smooth OS upgrade for all of our customers.”

BBEdit 14.6 requires macOS 10.15.4 or later (compared with macOS 10.14.2 for earlier BBEdit 14 releases). BBEdit 14.6 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 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 14.6 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 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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