Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 15.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 15.0
New ChatGPT Worksheet, Minimap, Text Merge, Expandable Cheat
Sheets, Among the Many New Features

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – January 9, 2024 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit® 15.0, a major new version of its professional strength text and code editor.

BBEdit 15 introduces ChatGPT worksheets, a Minimap palette, Text Merge, expandable Cheat Sheets, and enhancements to the Projects and Text Factories features, as part of a vast array of improvements intended to make working with projects and text documents more efficient and more productive.

“In addition to exciting new features, BBEdit 15 contains a wealth of improvements to its unique features and core capabilities,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “We’ve made all of these changes in order to enhance the quality of life for everyone who uses BBEdit to work with text, and we’re looking forward to seeing them put to work.”

BBEdit 15 brings its unique “worksheet” interface to the world of generative AI: the new ChatGPT Worksheet feature facilitates interacting with ChatGPT from within BBEdit itself for those with a ChatGPT account and API key (available from OpenAI).

A new Minimap palette shows a high-level overview of the active text document. This facilitates visualization of the document’s overall structure, as well as navigation within larger documents.

New commands from the Git menu to push and pull the current branch to/from its remote, and Discard Changes from the contextual menu, improves the ease of workflows. Interface improvements to BBEdit’s unique Text Factory feature make it even simpler to set up multi-step text transformation processes.

A more approachable, significantly redesigned interface for BBEdit’s Project… feature makes it easier than ever to group and edit related files, no matter their location on disk. Also, the new top-level project item for workspace settings, web site settings and project settings help project functions work better, such as making completions more accurate.

BBEdit 15 also introduces expandable “Cheat Sheets,” customizable reference documents for pieces of text and their descriptions, with built-in examples for Markdown and Clippings placeholders. A new Text Merge feature provides a powerful transformation capability, conceptually similar to the idea of mail merge.

BBEdit offers a generous evaluation model in which its full feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, BBEdit will continue to run with a permanent feature set which includes its 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 15 offers a fresh 30-day evaluation to everyone.

BBEdit 15.0 requires macOS Big Sur (11.0) or later, and runs on macOS Sonoma (14.0). In total, BBEdit 15 includes more than 180 additions and refinements to this award-winning, professional strength text and code editor. Detailed information on all of the new features and changes in BBEdit 15.0 can be found at:

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 writers, web authors, software developers, and everyone else who deals with text, 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 is available directly from Bare Bones Software or by subscription on the Mac App Store.

BBEdit 15 has a suggested retail price of US$59.99. Owners of BBEdit 14 can upgrade for US$29.99. Owners of BBEdit 13 or earlier can upgrade for US$39.99. New licenses and upgrades are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:

Prices listed do not include VAT or other applicable taxes, added at the time of purchase.

Anyone who purchased BBEdit 14 on or after July 1, 2023 is eligible to receive a free upgrade, while all eligible customers who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software will be notified automatically via email.

BBEdit is available as a subscription from the Mac App Store by subscribing in-app for US$4.99 per month, or US$49.99 per year.

For those who also want a t-shirt or an enamel pin, BBEdit merchandise is available from the Bare Bones Software merch shop at:

BBEdit 15 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 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

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