Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 9.2

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 9.2
New LassoScript Support, New Sleep Command and Many Noteworthy Enhancements
in an Update With Something for Everyone

BEDFORD, Mass. – May 7, 2009 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 9.2, a significant update to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 9.2 introduces an array of noteworthy features and refinements, including an innovative new Sleep command, which captures the state of the application and restores it at next launch. By sleeping BBEdit instead of quitting, customers can continue working after a system restart or software update with minimal disruption. The version 9.2 update also adds built-in support for editing LassoScript™ source code, including syntax coloring, function navigation and text folding.

“LassoSoft focuses on helping Web developers create custom, data-driven Web sites without requiring a degree in computer science to do the job,” explained Fletcher Sandbeck, co-founder of LassoSoft. “Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit is a wonderful fit for our developer community, and we are thrilled with the LassoScript editing support introduced in version 9.2. Now our customers can apply BBEdit’s legendary performance and feature set to their work.”

The BBEdit 9.2 update also includes major enhancements to Projects with added commands for convenience, shortcuts for searching, and a new file format which better fits with source code management systems such as Subversion and Perforce. Version 9.2 includes an overhaul to BBEdit’s management of recently used items.

BBEdit 9.2 also signals enhancements to the Scratchpad feature, syntax coloring for all languages, with specific improvements to the Java and Python language support, and new support for the ability to browse Unix “tar” files in disk browsers.

“BBEdit has a reputation as the high performance, professional text editor with something for everyone,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “In our best traditions, the new and refined features in version 9.2, from Sleep to LassoScript support to tarball browsing, are useful across the range of customers and their workflows.”

The BBEdit 9.2 update is also a maintenance release that fixes reported issues. Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements in BBEdit 9.2 can be found at:

The BBEdit 9.2 also update is available free of charge to all registered BBEdit 9 customers from the Bare Bones Software web site:

For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional demo version, visit the company’s web site:

BBEdit: Power Tool for Text

BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit reliably transforms text with high performance. BBEdit is a Universal application that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 9 is available at a suggested retail price of US$125. Any registered owner of BBEdit can upgrade for US$30. Upgrades may be ordered from the Bare Bones Software online store:

BBEdit 9 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, and numerous other Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international resellers, visit:

Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available. For details please visit the company’s online store, send email to, or call (978) 251-0500.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Macintosh. 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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