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BBEdit gets upgrade

significant update to its professional strength text editor

Since the early 1990s we've preached the true benefits of having BBEdit installed on your computer. It's been said that BBEdit should be the second piece of software installed after the System package. If you use text on your Mac, then you need BBEdit!

Now, Bare Bones Software has announced the release of BBEdit 8.7, a significant update to its professional strength text editor.

"BBEdit is legendary for working on text files whose size would bring other products to their knees," explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. "The BBEdit 8.7 update includes a range of features from diverse regions of the customer base, many of which boost the heavy-lift capacity of this industrial strength HTML and text editor."

The BBEdit 8.7 update introduces built-in support for the Lua programming language, brings significant improvements to the File Groups and Disk Browser workflow features, and powers the use of Finder Smart Folders as sources for Text Factory and for multi-file search operations.

BBEdit 8.7 can now remember the open documents upon quitting and reopen the identical documents upon subsequent launch. This new "Reopen documents that were open at last quit" application preference, when turned on, automatically also includes remembering disk browsers and FTP/SFTP browsers which were open at last quit.

Other notable revisions include an all-new Python language module which supports code folding, significant refinements to FTP/SFTP and Disk Browser windows, AppleScript improvements, and many others. BBEdit 8.7 also includes fixes for reported issues and adds several minor enhancements and other refinements to this award-winning HTML and text editor.

Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in BBEdit 8.7 can be found at: www.barebones.com

The BBEdit 8.7 update is available free of charge to all registered BBEdit 8.5 and 8.6 customers from the Bare Bones Software 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.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript and Unix scripting support, clippings, code folding, intra-application automation, and a complete set of HTML tools.

The latest upgrade, BBEdit 8.5 (and higher) represents a major interface overhaul, designed to streamline navigation and ease discovery of BBEdit's powerful feature set. Beyond significant revision, BBEdit 8.5 introduced Code Folding, Auto-save and Check Spelling As You Type features, as well as Ruby, SQL and YAML language support. The BBEdit 8.5 overhaul revised the text-editing window and Preferences, including the addition of new per-language option settings, and replaced the traditional Glossary feature with an intelligent Clippings system. Other momentous revisions include enhanced Find Differences, FTP/SFTP, Disk Browser, and Text Factory. Version 8.6, freely available to BBEdit 8.5 customers, included support for Markdown, reading and writing "binary property list" format, and more.

BBEdit is a Universal application that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. For more information on BBEdit, and to download a fully functional demo version, visit the company's web site

Pricing and Availability BBEdit 8.7 is available at a suggested retail price of US$125. Registered owners of BBEdit 8.0 thru 8.2.6 can upgrade for US$30; registered owners of BBEdit 7 and older can upgrade for US$40.

BBEdit 8.7 may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, the online Apple Store, and numerous major Macintosh software resellers.

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. The company's award-winning products include BBEdit, a professional HTML and text editor, Mailsmith, an extra-strength email client, and TextWrangler, a high-performance plain text editor. The company's expanding product family also includes Yojimbo, an effortless information organizer, and Super Get Info, a file and folder info utility. Bare Bones Software has been crafting fine Mac software since 1993 and operates as a privately-held corporation based in Bedford, MA.

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