Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 9.0

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Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 9.0
New Efficiency Gains Offered with Projects, Non-modal Find and
Multi-File Search, Text Completion, Scratchpad and Much More

BEDFORD, Mass. – Aug. 28, 2008 – Bare Bones Software today announced
the immediate availability of BBEdit® 9.0, a burly upgrade to the
professional strength HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.

BBEdit 9 introduces major new capabilities including Projects,
non-modal Find and Multi-File Search windows, editing in browsers,
text completion, and a Scratchpad. BBEdit 9 also offers revamped
Ruby language support, enhanced JavaScript support, updates to the
ObjC, Obj-C++ and YAML language modules, transparent support for bz2
compression, and much more.

“BBEdit is legendary because we keep improving it to serve the needs
of our customers”, explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare
Bones Software, Inc. “BBEdit 9 is no exception, introducing a
three-digit quantity of improvements, small and large, to help
customers of all needs — including Web developers, software
developers, admins, and writers — work more efficiently.”

The new Projects feature supplants file groups by offering direct
editing within the Project window, and direct manipulation of items
within a project, including the ability to rename, create, and
delete files and folders. Projects can contain any combination of
directories and individual files, and their contents can be directly
searched as well as processed by text factories.

BBEdit’s famous search and replace power is now channeled through
modeless Find and Multi-File Search windows, which sport new options
and still offer extensive keyboard controls for streamlined
operation. BBEdit 9 can also directly search Xcode projects.

The Find Differences command now generates more usable results for
file comparisons. It is now possible to review and apply discrete
differences that occur within lines.

Extensive changes to BBEdit’s text engine now support editing text
in disk browsers, search results, and other text panes within the

Text completion, another major new feature in BBEdit 9, accelerates
the creation of code and content by suggesting completions as typing
is paused, or upon request, as desired. Possible completions include
words in the current documents and other sources, such as the system
spelling dictionary, BBEdit’s own clippings, and ctags. Text
completion support applies to any language and can be configured on
a per language basis.

BBEdit 9 provides a new Scratchpad window, which is ideal for
quickly editing or transforming text without having to create
temporary files. The Scratchpad, available via the “Show Scratchpad”
command from the Window menu or Dock, automatically saves its

BBEdit 9 brings substantial improvements in its Ruby language
support, including improved support for text folding, handling
interpretive strings, and more, as well as in its JavaScript
support. The Objective-C and Objective-C++ modules have been updated
to include language keywords from Objective-C 2.0. The YAML module
has also been significantly enhanced.

BBEdit 9 can now transparently read and write files compressed with
bz2. A new Document Statistics display presents the number of
characters, words, and lines in each text view’s status bar. BBEdit
9 customers can now automatically sync their BBEdit application
support folder via .Mac/MobileMe. Other enhancements include
improved awareness of Xcode, support for additional ctags formats, a
new clippings set for PHP, enhancements to the HTML and Markdown
clippings sets, and much more.

Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements
implemented in BBEdit 9 can be found at:

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. Anyone who
purchased BBEdit 8.5 to 8.7 on or after January 1, 2008 is eligible
to receive a free upgrade. Customers who purchased directly from
Bare Bones Software will be notified automatically via email.
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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