Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 9.6

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 9.6
New Support for Latest HTML5 Web Standard

BEDFORD, Mass. – October 26, 2010 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 9.6, an update to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

BBEdit 9.6 introduces support for HTML5, making it easy for customers to quickly and easily produce correct markup. A refined Translate command simplifies the process of converting documents between HTML and plain text. BBEdit 9.6 also includes support for directory-specific settings and a new command-line option for creating projects.

“BBEdit’s focus on support for both established and emerging standards makes for a legendary history,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “BBEdit 9.6’s support for HTML5, including built-in syntax checking of HTML5 documents, helps leading-edge web developers to build and maintain the type of dynamic, engaging web site that is reshaping the web today. The improvements to HTML completion, together with the many other additions and refinements in 9.6, gives those who are keen to get started with this exciting new standard the means to hit the ground running.”

“I’ve been using BBEdit for years, and it just keeps getting better and better,” explained Eric Meyer, author and internationally recognized CSS and HTML expert. “But to me, what makes it truly great is what stays the same: the power, flexibility, and minimally intrusive UI. It gives me the tools I need when I need them and the rest of the time stays out of my way. It’s hard to praise software more highly than that.”

BBEdit 9.6 also offers increased performance for several common operations, including search, and includes several enhancements and refinements, plus fixes for reported issues. Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements in BBEdit 9.6 can be found at:

The BBEdit 9.6 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 10.5 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, WeatherCal and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2010, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.