Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 9.3

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 9.3
Significant Enhancements to Projects and Command Line Integration

BEDFORD, Mass. – Nov. 4, 2009 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 9.3, a significant update to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 9.3 introduces significant enhancements to the Projects feature that debuted in BBEdit 9.0, including support for adding Finder saved searches to projects, and additional flexibility in handling non-text files, including command-driven support for examining files via QuickLook when running on Mac OS X 10.6.

“BBEdit continues to advance with features that significantly enhance productivity in many areas,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “BBEdit 9.3 provides further search interface improvements, adds new ways to manage project content, and meets the command-line wonk’s primal needs with closer integration of BBEdit’s search to the Unix environment.”

In addition, the BBEdit 9.3 update now lets customers create language-specific ctags data files to serve as completion sources. FTP/SFTP browsers now feature a “New” button allowing for the creation of new files and folders directly within the browser window. The clippings system has been enhanced to allow combining clipping sets for easier access when working in mixed-language files. Attached menu scripts are now easier to manage from within BBEdit’s own preferences.

Finally, BBEdit 9.3 introduces a new command-line tool, “bbfind”, which provides access to BBEdit’s legendary multi-file searching from the Unix command line. In this way, BBEdit can function as part of a scripted Unix workflow, if desired.

The BBEdit 9.3 update also includes fixes for reported issues. Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements in BBEdit 9.3 can be found at:

The BBEdit 9.3 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

TextWrangler, Yojimbo, Super Get Info and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit, Mailsmith and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2009, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.