BBEdit Re-enters the Mac App Store

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BBEdit Re-enters the Mac App Store
New Subscription Model Exclusively for the Mac App Store

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – April 4, 2019 – Bare Bones Software today announced the return of BBEdit®, their flagship professional-strength text and code editor for the Mac, to the Mac App Store.

Starting today, anyone running macOS 10.14 “Mojave” can get BBEdit under a new subscription-based pricing model, available exclusively in the Mac App Store. Mac App Store customers can subscribe in-app for US$3.99 per month, or US$39.99 per year.

“We are delighted to be offering BBEdit in the Mac App Store again,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “Since the release of macOS Mojave, the Mac App Store provides a beautiful new look; unique editorial content; and an emphasis on human curation, while offering a trusted and secure source for macOS software. In addition, the new Mac App Store makes it possible for us to offer our customers the option of a subscription-based pricing model.”

Customers who prefer a perpetual license model, or who require multi-user pricing options, are welcome to continue purchasing BBEdit licenses directly from Bare Bones Software, Inc. Subscriptions will be available only from the Mac App Store.

BBEdit’s features and capabilities are identical for all customers, whether downloaded directly from the Bare Bones Software web site or from the Mac App Store, and whether using a subscription or a perpetual license.

Irrespective of the source, 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 function 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 or subscription.

“It is very important to us to provide the exact same user experience and feature set for all of our customers, whether using a perpetual license or a subscription,” Siegel continued. “Being able to provide this was a deciding factor as we considered returning BBEdit to the Mac App Store.”

The Mac App Store version of BBEdit requires macOS 10.14.2 “Mojave” or later.

For more information on BBEdit, or to get 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 web authors, software developers, writers and everyone who handles 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 immediately, with subscriptions priced at US$3.99 per month or US$39.99 per year (pricing may vary by country), from the Mac App Store:

Alternatively, BBEdit licenses are available directly from Bare Bones Software and participating resellers. BBEdit 13 has a suggested retail price of US$49.99, with upgrade pricing available for owners of BBEdit 11 at US$29.99, and owners of BBEdit 10 or earlier at US$39.99. New licenses and upgrades are available directly from the Bare Bones Software online store:

New licenses may also be purchased directly from 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.

For those who also want the 25th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt or an enamel pin, a complete line of BBEdit merchandise is available from the Bare Bones Software merch shop at:

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

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 © 2019, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.