BBEdit 25th Anniversary Merchandise Now Shipping

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BBEdit 25th Anniversary Merchandise Now Shipping
Special-Edition Shirt, Reissued Classic Designs, and More

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – December 4, 2018 – Bare Bones Software today announced the opening of a merchandise store as part of a year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the commercial release of BBEdit.

The merch store features an array of wearable items, including a limited-edition 25th anniversary BBEdit T-shirt, a re-issue of the popular classic “It Doesn’t Suck” shirt, fleece and hoodie jackets, workout pants, and an enameled pin of the BBEdit icon. All T-shirts are priced at US$25 to mark the 25th Anniversary.

“BBEdit’s survival for 25 years as a commercial text editor is delightful, but not surprising,” said Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva and former chief evangelist of Apple. “BBEdit does one thing really well, and if you need powerful text editing, there is no other choice. Congratulations BBEdit on 25 years in service to the cause of powerful tools for the rest of us.”

“When I first started working at Apple in 1995, one of the first things I noticed was a co-worker wearing a funny shirt: BBEdit. It doesn’t suck,” said Daniel Jalkut, noted industry podcaster and founder of Red Sweater. “Twenty-three years later and it … still doesn’t suck, now more than ever. Here’s to the next 25 years!”

“We started selling BBEdit in 1993 because we had a product of which we could say confidently: ‘It doesn’t suck.’,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “Since the early days, our T-shirts with that slogan were one of our most popular products, after BBEdit itself, and there’s been a lot of pent-up demand. So we’re delighted to bring back not only a reissue of the classic design, but also a limited-edition 25th anniversary shirt and a fistful of other goodies.”

For more information on 25th anniversary commemorative BBEdit merchandise, please visit the company’s new merch store:

The limited-edition 25th-anniversary T-shirt is priced at US$25, in sizes S-5XL.

BBEdit first launched as a commercial product in 1993 with the tagline of “It doesn’t suck.®” BBEdit 13 maintains its leadership position as a professional strength text and code editor. BBEdit offers a generous evaluation model in which its full feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. In support of the Mac community, once the evaluation period has ended, BBEdit remains usable with a permanent feature set which includes its powerful text editing and preview capabilities. BBEdit’s web authoring tools and other exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.

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 Web and software developers, 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.

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

TextWrangler, Yojimbo 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 © 2018, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.