Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.0
Now macOS High Sierra Ready, With 100+ New Features and Improvements, From Color Schemes to New Columns Submenu
NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – October 12, 2017 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 12.0, a significant upgrade to its professional strength text and code editor.
BBEdit 12 introduces a new foundation featuring much greater overall integration with macOS, specific improvements for compatibility with macOS High Sierra, and more than one hundred new features, changes, and refinements, including fixes for specific reported issues.
BBEdit 12 also introduces completely rewritten user experiences for its FTP/SFTP, Text Factory, and Preview in BBEdit features. In addition, BBEdit now presents a unified appearance when using a dark editor color scheme, and a wide range of improvements to appearance and behavior resulting from its increased OS integration.
New menu commands include a “Canonize” command on the Text menu for performing batch text transformations, “Paste Using Filter” on the Edit menu for transforming text obtained from other applications, and a new “Columns” submenu of commands on the Edit menu for working efficiently with text in column-delimited formats.
“BBEdit 12 is High Sierra ready, and lays a solid foundation for the next generation of advances,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “The improved integration with the OS, along with the new features we’ve added, will immediately make all of our customers more productive.”
The all-new Columns editing commands speed the processing of text in column-delimited formats, including cutting, copying, and removing entire columns of text, as well as a “Rearrange” command for easily changing the order of columns in a file.
The new Canonize command uses a customer-supplied data file to describe spelling changes from one word to another, and can be used to batch a large quantity of such changes for one document, or, via the use of a Text Factory, to many files.
The “Extract” command introduced in BBEdit 11 gains additional power by the optional use of Grep (regular expression) replacement patterns to transform extracted lines during the process.
The built-in FTP/SFTP browser window includes many enhancements, including an outline presentation of files on the remote server, and drag-and-drop uploading of local files.
The “Preview in BBEdit” live preview window for Markdown and HTML has been rewritten, and now features an inspector for visibility into the behavior of HTML documents and scripts as they are previewed.
BBEdit maintains the recently introduced evaluation model in which the full, complete feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, the permanently functional feature set changes to include BBEdit’s powerful editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.
BBEdit 12.0 requires Mac OS X 10.11.6 or later. Detailed information on all of the changes in BBEdit 12.0 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 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.
Pricing and Availability
BBEdit 12 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99. Owners of BBEdit 11 can upgrade for US$29.99. Owners of BBEdit 10 or earlier (including customers who purchased BBEdit in the Mac App Store) can upgrade for US$39.99.
Anyone who purchased BBEdit on or after March 1, 2017 is eligible to receive a free upgrade, while all eligible customers who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software will be notified automatically via email.
New licenses and upgrade licenses are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:
BBEdit 12 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software or numerous Macintosh software resellers. For a partial listing of domestic and international resellers, please visit:
Multi-user licenses are also available. For details please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 251-0500.
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 http://www.barebones.com/.
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 © 2017, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.==end==