Company History

Here are some high points from our long and distinguished history:

2021

  • April 28: BBEdit 13.5.6 maintenance update released
  • March 24: BBEdit 13.5.5 maintenance update released
  • March 11: Yojimbo 4.6.2 maintenance update released
  • January 6: BBEdit 13.5.4 maintenance update released

2020

  • December 14: BBEdit 13.5.3 maintenance update released
  • December 3: Yojimbo 4.6.1 maintenance update released
  • November 19: Yojimbo 4.6 update released!
  • November 10: BBEdit 13.5.2 maintenance update released
  • October 27: BBEdit 13.5.1 maintenance update released
  • October 14: BBEdit 13.5 update released!
  • August 28: Yojimbo 4.5.1 maintenance update released
  • July 30: BBEdit 13.1.3 maintenance update released
  • July 15: BBEdit 13.1.2 maintenance update released
  • June 24: Yojimbo 4.5 update released!
  • June 2: BBEdit 13.1 update released!
  • March 11: BBEdit 13.0.6 maintenance update released
  • March 5: BBEdit 13.0.5 maintenance update released
  • January 15: BBEdit 13.0.4 maintenance update released
  • January 8: Yojimbo 4.1.4 maintenance update released

2019

  • December 4: BBEdit 13.0.3 maintenance update released
  • October 28: BBEdit 13.0.2 maintenance update released
  • October 14: BBEdit 13.0.1 maintenance update released
  • October 3: BBEdit 13.0 released!
  • September 12: BBEdit 12.6.7 maintenance update released
  • July 31: BBEdit 12.6.6 maintenance update released
  • June 26: BBEdit 12.6.5 maintenance update released
  • May 16: BBEdit 12.6.4 maintenance update released
  • April 4: BBEdit 12.6.3 available in the Mac App Store!
  • April 4: BBEdit 12.6.3 maintenance update released
  • March 21: BBEdit 12.6.2 maintenance update released
  • March 8: BBEdit 12.6.1 maintenance update released
  • February 25: BBEdit 12.6 update released!

2018

  • December 13: BBEdit 12.5.2 maintenance update released
  • December 4: BBEdit 25th Anniversary Merchandise Now Shipping!
  • November 21: BBEdit 12.5.1 maintenance update released
  • November 8: BBEdit 12.5 update released!
  • November 6: Yojimbo 4.1.3 maintenance update released
  • September 14: BBEdit 12.1.6 maintenance update released
  • July 25: Yojimbo 4.1.2 maintenance update released
  • July 13: BBEdit 12.1.5 maintenance update released
  • May 22: BBEdit 12.1.4 maintenance update released
  • May 11: Bare Bones Software Celebrates BBEdit’s 25th Anniversary!
  • April 11: BBEdit 12.1.3 maintenance update released
  • March 6: BBEdit 12.1.2 maintenance update released
  • February 14: BBEdit 12.1.1 maintenance update released
  • February 6: BBEdit 12.1 released!

2017

  • December 1: BBEdit 12.0.2 maintenance update released
  • October 20: BBEdit 12.0.1 maintenance update released
  • October 12: BBEdit 12.0 released!
  • September 27: Yojimbo 4.1.1 maintenance update released
  • September 22: Yojimbo 4.1 maintenance update released
  • September 13: BBEdit 11.6.8 maintenance update released
  • June 15: BBEdit 11.6.7 maintenance update released
  • May 23: BBEdit 11.6.6 maintenance update released
  • March 29: BBEdit 11.6.5 maintenance update released
  • February 24: BBEdit 11.6.4 maintenance update released

2016

  • December 13: BBEdit 11.6.3 maintenance update released
  • September 21: BBEdit 11.6.2 maintenance update released
  • September 21: TextWrangler 5.5.2 maintenance update released
  • August 24: BBEdit 11.6.1 maintenance update released
  • July 26: TextWrangler 5.5 released!
  • July 5: BBEdit 11.6 released!
  • April 21: BBEdit 11.5.2 maintenance update released
  • March 9: BBEdit 11.5.1 maintenance update released
  • January 27: BBEdit 11.5 released!

2015

  • November 11: TextWrangler 5.0.2 maintenance update released
  • November 9: BBEdit 11.1.4 maintenance update released
  • November 9: TextWrangler 5.0.1 maintenance update released
  • September 30: TextWrangler 5.0 released!
  • September 30: BBEdit 11.1.3 maintenance update released
  • August 13: BBEdit 11.1.2 maintenance update released
  • May 28: BBEdit 11.1.1 maintenance update released
  • April 29: BBEdit 11.1 update introduces Git and EditorConfig support!
  • March 5: BBEdit 11.0.3 maintenance update released
  • February 11: Yojimbo 4.0.4 maintenance update released

2014

  • December 16: BBEdit 11.0.2 maintenance update released
  • December 8: TextWrangler 4.5.12 maintenance update released
  • November 10: BBEdit 11.0.1 maintenance update released
  • October 22: BBEdit 11.0 released!
  • October 15: BBEdit 10.5.13 and TextWrangler 4.5.11 maintenance updates released
  • August 26: BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10 maintenance updates released
  • June 6: BBEdit 10.5.11 and TextWrangler 4.5.9 maintenance updates released
  • May 22: Yojimbo 4.0.3 maintenance update released
  • April 8: BBEdit 10.5.10 and TextWrangler 4.5.8 maintenance updates released
  • March 4: BBEdit 10.5.9 and TextWrangler 4.5.7 maintenance updates released
  • January 22: BBEdit 10.5.8 and TextWrangler 4.5.6 maintenance updates released

2013

  • December 19: BBEdit 10.5.7 and TextWrangler 4.5.5 maintenance updates released
  • December 16: TextWrangler 4.5 Wins Macworld Magazine’s 2013 Editors’ Choice Award!
  • December 6: BBEdit 10.5.6 and TextWrangler 4.5.4 maintenance updates released
  • October 3: Yojimbo 4.0.1 and Yojimbo for iPad 1.1 maintenance updates released
  • August 14: Yojimbo 4.0 released with optional synchronization and Retina Display support!
  • July 17: BBEdit 10.5.5 and TextWrangler 4.5.3 maintenance updates released
  • June 5: BBEdit 10.5.4 and TextWrangler 4.5.2 maintenance updates released
  • April 4: BBEdit 10.5.3 and TextWrangler 4.5.1 maintenance updates released
  • February 21: TextWrangler 4.5 released with Retina Display support!
  • February 12: BBEdit 10.5.2 maintenance update released

2012

  • December 19: BBEdit 10.5.1 maintenance update released
  • December 4: BBEdit 10.5 update released with Retina Display support!
  • July 25: Yojimbo 3.0.4 maintenance update released
  • May 16: TextWrangler 4.0.1 maintenance update released
  • May 10: BBEdit 10.1.2 maintenance update released
  • April 10: TextWrangler 4.0 released!
  • January 24: Yojimbo 3.0.3 and Yojimbo for iPad 1.0.4 maintenance updates released
  • January 9: BBEdit 10.1.1 maintenance update released

2011

  • October 5: BBEdit 10.1 update with Open File by Name enhancements and more!
  • August 10: BBEdit 10.0.1 maintenance update released
  • July 19: BBEdit 10.0 released!
  • March 15: Yojimbo 3.0.2 and Yojimbo for iPad 1.0.3 maintenance updates released
  • January 24: TextWrangler 3.5.3 maintenance update released
  • January 24: BBEdit 9.6.3 maintenance update released
  • January 6, 2011: TextWrangler 3.5 released with many new features!
  • January 6, 2011: Yojimbo, TextWrangler and BBEdit available in the Mac App Store!

2010

  • December 15: BBEdit 9.6.2 maintenance update released
  • November 16: Yojimbo 3.0.1 maintenance update released
  • November 12: BBEdit 9.6.1 maintenance update released
  • October 26: BBEdit 9.6 update released with HTML5 support!
  • October 19: Yojimbo for iPad 1.0 released!
  • October 19: Yojimbo 3.0 released with synchronization to Yojimbo for iPad 1.0!
  • July 27, 2010: BBEdit 9.5.1 maintenance update released
  • July 6, 2010: Yojimbo 2.2.1 maintenance update released
  • June 2, 2010: Yojimbo 2.2 update released with Sidekick export option and more!
  • April 27, 2010: BBEdit 9.5 update released with Live Search, event attachment scriptability, and much more!
  • January 19, 2010: TextWrangler 3.1 released with many enhancements!

2009

  • December 8, 2009: BBEdit 9.3.1 update released
  • November 10: Yojimbo 2.1 released with Snow Leopard enhancements and more!
  • November 3: BBEdit 9.3 released with many new workflow features!
  • September 1: Yojimbo 2.0 released with tag browsing and many more enhancements!
  • August 25: TextWrangler 3.0 released with direct editing support and much more!
  • August 18: Bare Bones Software transfers ownership of Mailsmith
  • August 18: Super Get Info discontinued
  • June 23: BBEdit 9.2.1 update released
  • May 7: BBEdit 9.2 released with numerous new features!
  • February 2: BBEdit 9.1.1 maintenance update released

2008

  • December 15: BBEdit 9.1 update released
  • October 24: BBEdit 9.0.2 update released
  • September 12: BBEdit 9.0.1 update released
  • August 28: BBEdit 9.0 released!
  • February 5: Yojimbo 1.5.1 update released
  • January 15: TextWrangler 2.3 released with many significant enhancements

2007

  • December 19: BBEdit 8.7.2 maintenance update released
  • December 19: Super Get Info 1.3.1 update released for Leopard support
  • December 5: Yojimbo 1.5 offers image support and dramatically faster search!
  • October 31: BBEdit 8.7.1 maintenance update released
  • August 2: BBEdit 8.7 update released with many new features and enhancements!
  • April 19: BBEdit 8.6.2 maintenance update released
  • March 14: Yojimbo 1.4.2 update released
  • February 20: Yojimbo 1.4.1 update released
  • February 15: BBEdit 8.6.1 maintenance update released
  • February 15: TextWrangler 2.2.1 maintenance update released
  • January 9: BBEdit 8.6 update brings a cornucopia of enhancements and language updates!
  • January 9: Yojimbo 1.4 update offers extensive AppleScript support!
  • January 9: TextWrangler 2.2 released with major interface overhaul and over 100 new features!

2006

  • December 4: BBEdit 8.5.2 maintenance update released
  • November 9: Yojimbo 1.3 released with tagging support and many other enhancements!
  • October 12: BBEdit 8.5.1 maintenance update released
  • September 6: BBEdit 8.5 released with Code Folding, Clippings, and much more!
  • June 20: TextWrangler 2.1.3 maintenance update released
  • June 13: Super Get Info 1.3 released as a Universal version
  • June 6: Yojimbo 1.2 update includes new “Copy Link” command and other enhancements
  • June 1: BBEdit 8.2.6 maintenance update released
  • March 13: TextWrangler 2.1.2 maintenance update released
  • March 9: Yojimbo 1.1 update released
  • March 6: BBEdit 8.2.5 maintenance update released
  • January 22: Yojimbo 1.0 released-an effortless, reliable information organizer for the Mac!

2005

  • December 19: TextWrangler 2 Wins Macworld Magazine’s 2005 Editors’ Choice Award
  • November 22: BBEdit 8.2.4 maintenance update released
  • August 10: BBEdit 8.2.3 released, runs as a Universal Binary for the Apple Developer Transition Kit
  • July 6: TextWrangler 2.1 update released
  • June 22: BBEdit 8.2.2 update released
  • May 11: BBEdit 8.2.1 maintenance update released
  • April 28: BBEdit 8.2 adds support for Automator, the new personal automation assistant in Mac OS X 10.4
  • March 28: BBEdit 8.1 adds support for Subversion, Text Factory enhancements and more!
  • March 9: Mailsmith 2.1.5 update released
  • March 3: Super Get Info 1.2.2 update released
  • January 11: TextWrangler 2.0 adds HTML syntax coloring, Documents Drawer, Shebang Menu, SFTP support and much more

2004

  • December 17: BBEdit 8.0 wins Macworld Magazine 2004 Editors’ Choice Award
  • December 8: BBEdit 8.0.3 update released
  • November 5: Super Get Info 1.2.1 released with new preferences and interface refinements
  • September 30: BBEdit 8.0.2 update released
  • September 27: Mailsmith 2.1.4 maintenance update released to fix reported issues and add minor interface refinements
  • September 24: BBEdit 8.0.1 update released
  • August 30: BBEdit 8.0 adds Documents Drawer and Navigation Bar, Text Factories, Perforce support, and much more
  • August 25: Mailsmith 2.1.3 update released to fix reported issues and add minor interface refinements
  • July 21: Mailsmith 2.1.2 adds support for Unix Tools and server-side spam filtering extends client-side flexibility
  • April 28: BBEdit 7.1.4 released with interface enhancements
  • March 29: BBEdit 7.1.3 update released
  • February 5: TextWrangler 1.5.1 adds FTP server discovery via Rendezvous
  • February 3: Mailsmith 2.1.1 released with various enhancements and refinements
  • January 27: BBEdit 7.1.2 update released
  • January 6: Mailsmith 2.1 released at Macworld San Francisco, adds automatic attachment encoding, SMTP support, and other enhancements

2003

  • December 17: BBEdit chosen as “Best Third-Party Product” in MacInTouch Reader Choice Poll
  • December 17: Super Get Info 1.2 adds support for Finder labels
  • December 9: BBEdit 7.1.1 released with new “Refresh BBEdit Preview” command
  • December: Mailsmith 2.0 wins Macworld Magazine 2003 Editors’ Choice Award
  • November 13: BBEdit 7.1 adds Preview in BBEdit command for live HTML rendering, SFTP support, and FTP and SFTP server discovery via Rendezvous
  • October 27: Bare Bones Software announces entire product line has been tested and current versions of all products are compatible with the recently released Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther”
  • September 23: Mailsmith 2.0.2 update released
  • August 20: Mailsmith 2.0.1 adds SSL support and free bundled copy of SpamSieve with purchase
  • August 12: TextWrangler 1.5 adds AppleScript© support and syntax coloring for nine more languages
  • July 24: BBEdit 7.0.4 released with various enhancements and refinements
  • June 18: Mailsmith 2.0 brings performance improvements to extra-strength email client and adds integration with SpamSieve, PGP, and the Apple Address Book
  • May: Bare Bones Software celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
  • March 19: Super Get Info 1.1 adds support for Mac OS X Services and an improved permissions interface
  • March 11: BBEdit 7.0.3 adds new preference option, HTML placeholder, and interface refinements
  • February 25: TextWrangler 1.0 released, new budget-priced product for composing, modifying, and transforming text
  • February 18: BBEdit 7.0.2 supports automatic sensing and translation of a file’s text encoding

2002

  • November 25: BBEdit 7.0.1 incorporates various interface refinements and fixes
  • November 13: BBEdit 7.0 released, adding CVS support, multiple web site support, and more
  • September 5: BBEdit 6.5.3 released, improves compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
  • August 21: Super Get Info 1.0.9 update enhanced for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
  • June 12: Super Get Info 1.0.8 supports viewing and editing of Finder comments
  • June 6: Mailsmith 1.5.3 update includes relevance searching
  • April 22: Super Get Info 1.0.7 released with various enhancements
  • April 15: Mailsmith 1.5.1 adds optional “smart” columns to the mail browser
  • March 25: Mailsmith 1.5 released for Mac OS X with easier filter creation and “PCRE” grep engine
  • February 6: Super Get Info 1.0.6 update includes “Bare Bones Open With” plug-in
  • January 31: BBEdit 6.5.2 update released

2001

  • December 20: BBEdit 6.5.1 released, includes syntax coloring for Java Server Pages (JSP)
  • December: BBEdit 6.5 receives Macworld Editors’ Choice Award for best Web Development Software
  • November 27: Super Get Info 1.0.5 adds new preference settings for keyboard shortcuts
  • November 1: Super Get Info 1.0.4 adds a Mac OS X Finder keyboard shortcut
  • October 17: BBEdit 6.5 released, adding CSS markup tools, more grep power, Unix scripting integration, authenticated saves, and more
  • September 10: Super Get Info 1.0.2 released with a powerful new “Empty Trash” command
  • August 24: Mailsmith 1.1.8 includes ability to export entire mailboxes to mbox format
  • July 16: Super Get Info 1.0.1 adds “Open Hidden” command and new Preview panel
  • July 9: Mailsmith 1.1.7 released with improved SMTP authentication
  • July 6: Super Get Info 1.0 released – new file info utility only for Mac OS X
  • May 31: BBEdit Lite 6.1 released, runs natively on Mac OS X
  • May 17: BBEdit 6.1.2 update improves performance under Mac OS X
  • April 20: BBEdit 6.1 released, first commercial product to run natively on Mac OS X

2000

  • December 12: BBEdit 6.0.2 introduces support for Compact HTML 2.0 and more
  • November 16: BBEdit 6 chosen as finalist for Macworld Editors’ Choice Award
  • October 31: Mailsmith 1.1.6 introduces support for SMTP Authentication
  • October 24: BBEdit 6.0.1 includes substantial performance enhancements
  • September 11: BBEdit 6.0 released, introduces support for multi-byte text, XHTML, and added extensibility
  • January 19: BBEdit and webSavant bundle offers powerful combination for teaching and learning HTML

1999

  • November 11: BBEdit 5.1.1 honored as Macworld Editors’ Choice Award Finalist
  • October 15: Mailsmith 1.1.5 released
  • August 17: BBEdit Lite 4.6 allows assigning key equivalents to menu commands
  • July 28: Mailsmith 1.1.4 brings significant enhancements to message composition and viewing environments
  • July 14: BBEdit 5.1.1 released, offers improved OSA scripting support
  • May 25: BBEdit 5.1 adds direct integration with MacPerl
  • May 14: Bare Bones Software celebrates its sixth birthday!
  • April 2: Mailsmith 1.1.3 introduces POP Monitor window, improved Rewrap tool
  • January 26: BBEdit 5.0.2 introduces numerous fixes and improved HTML tools

1998

  • December 22: BBEdit 5.0.1 update enhances HTML Tools scriptability
  • November 25: Mailsmith 1.1.2 released with performance improvements
  • November 6: BBEdit 5.0 introduces revamped and improved HTML Tools
  • October 26: Mailsmith 1.1.1 update includes coloring of quoted text content
  • September 1: Mailsmith 1.1 improves database performance significantly
  • June 23: BBEdit 4.5.3 update features enhancements to built-in FTP tool
  • May 27: Mailsmith 1.0.1 maintenance update released
  • May 4: Mailsmith 1.0 debuts, email client set apart by advanced filtering, searching, and scriptability
  • March 18: BBEdit 4.5.2 adds color printing for HTML tags and source code
  • February 20: BBEdit Lite 4.1 released

1997

  • November 4: BBEdit 4.5.1 brings new functionality to the core text-manipulation abilities of BBEdit
  • October 6: Bare Bones Software announces collaboration with Macromedia to provide high-technology web authoring tools
  • August 4: BBEdit 4.5 introduces new Table Builder companion application
  • July 31: Company announces new powerful email client developed under the code name “Bluto” will ship as “Mailsmith”
  • February 20: BBEdit 4.0.3 enhances FTP support, coding support, and HTML tools
  • January: BBEdit 4.0 wins Macworld’s Web Authoring World Class Award
  • January: BBEdit 4.0.1 wins Eddy Award for Best New Development Tool

1996

  • December 10: BBEdit 4.0 honored as 1996 Editors’ Choice Award Finalist
  • November 12: BBEdit 4.0.2 introduces Startup Items folder, improved key equivalents
  • August 7: Bare Bones Software unveils BBEdit for OpenDoc at Macworld Expo
  • June 30: BBEdit 4.0.1 update offers direct FTP access
  • May 13: BBEdit 4.0 introduces syntax coloring
  • May 13: Bare Bones Software announces release of first version of SoftPolish, the essential tool for software quality
  • January 8: BBEdit 3.5.2 released with integrated spelling checker and version 2.0 of the “HTML Tools” extensions

1995

  • August 7: Bare Bones Software releases BBEdit 3.5 and debuts company web site
  • March 15: BBEdit 3.1.1 adds QuickDraw GX and Internet integration
  • January 4: BBEdit 3.1 released, introduces new “soft” text wrapping feature

1994

  • July 29: BBEdit 3.0 is accelerated for Power Macintosh
  • June 20: Bare Bones Software incorporates in Massachusetts; Rich Siegel turns 27

1993

  • November 22: MacUser names BBEdit 2.5 a finalist for Editors’ Choice Award
  • May 11: After a year of enhancement and refinement, BBEdit 2.5 is commercially released. BBEdit Lite is introduced to serve the needs of those looking for a capable free text editor.

1992

  • April 27: MacWEEK columnist Ric Ford reviews BBEdit, calling it “a great new editor” and calling out its support for Grep pattern matching and multi-file searching.
  • April 12: Veteran Mac developer Rich Siegel announces the release of “BBEdit”, a new freeware text editor for the Mac.