Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 14
Notes System, Six Languages including Go and R, and Anaconda Integration for Data Scientists Among Many New Features

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – July 19, 2021 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 14.0, a major new version of its professional strength text and code editor.

BBEdit 14 introduces a Notes system; the ability to integrate Anaconda environments; new built-in support for syntax coloring and function navigation for source files written in R, Go, Rust, TOML, Arduino, Pixar Universal Scene Description (USD) and Lisp-family languages; plus now enables significantly enhanced code completion, error checking, interactive help and code navigation when using new support for Microsoft’s Language Server Protocol (LSP).

In addition, BBEdit 14 brings a wealth of other new features, changes, and improvements to its powerful tools, all of which are designed to enhance the productivity of web developers, desktop and mobile software developers, and anyone producing or editing Markdown documents.

BBEdit 14 enables several new features or significant improvements to built-in coding aids for developers, such as enhanced language-specific text completions and improved Find Definition, as well as new code-navigation features, built-in support for highlighting errors and warnings, and support for language-sensitive document reformatting; these features and improvements result from new built-in support for LSP, by which user-installed local “language servers” implement key language-specific behaviors. Specific available features may vary by language and by server.

A new Notes system provides a convenient means for creating and saving short “notes to self,” long-form writing or any other sort of non-temporary text document without requiring the creation, clutter and management overhead of numerous “untitled text” documents or files on disk. Notes are retained in a Notebook. BBEdit 14 makes it easy to create notes from any convenient source, including selected text in other applications via the macOS Services feature. BBEdit automatically names a note, provides the means to manually specify a note’s name and to save a note as a text document whenever desired.

Data scientists worldwide employ “virtual environments” for programming via the Anaconda system. BBEdit 14 includes built-in support for detecting and switching between Anaconda virtual environments within BBEdit, thus making BBEdit an even more productive tool for Anaconda users.

“This is the most significant upgrade to BBEdit since porting it to OS X,” exclaimed Erik Rose, beta tester and software engineer. “Suddenly, my copy of BBEdit is practically an IDE! I’m not going to have to switch to some monstrosity made out of HTML! Great work; I couldn’t be happier. Pretty much Just Worked with Go and TypeScript, after I got the servers installed.”

“BBEdit 14 is better than ever and provides something new for everyone,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “The new built-in languages, as well as features enabled by LSP support will significantly improve life for developers. Data scientists have lately become a large and enthusiastic set of BBEdit users, and we’re delighted to show them the love with built-in R and Anaconda support. And of course, Notes are a win for everyone.”

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 offers a fresh 30-day evaluation to everyone.

BBEdit 14.0 requires macOS 10.14.2 or later (macOS 10.14.6 or later recommended) and is fully compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur. Detailed information on all of the new features and changes in BBEdit 14.0 can be found at:

Detailed documentation for obtaining and installing language servers to enable BBEdit’s LSP-supported advanced language features is available on the company’s web site:

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:

Anyone who purchased BBEdit 13 on or after January 1, 2021 is eligible to receive a free upgrade, while all eligible customers who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software will be notified automatically via email.

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. BBEdit customers with a Mac App Store subscription will automatically get all of the exciting new features in BBEdit 14.

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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