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Free BBEdit Lite Updated to 6.1


Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit Lite 6.1, the latest version of its free text editing application. BBEdit Lite 6.1 is carbonized for Mac OS X (but still supports older system software back to System 7.5.5), and builds in support for Navigation Services, the Appearance Manager, plus playing movies and translating image formats using QuickTime. Version 6.1 also rolls in better pattern matching (grep) search-and-replace syntax and improved searching across multiple files. BBEdit Lite is a 4.3 MB download and requires a PowerPC-based Mac; registered users of this free version of BBEdit are eligible for discounted upgrades to the commercial version of BBEdit.

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