Upgrading a Licensed Copy of BBEdit

Upgrade Pricing and Eligibility Requirements

BBEdit version upgrades are only available direct from Bare Bones Software. Please review the information and requirements below carefully before placing your order.

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Mac App Store Customers

BBEdit 12 is available in the Mac App Store. If you have been using an older version from the Mac App Store, the update will start a new 30-day evaluation period.

After you install BBEdit 12 from the Mac App Store, your previous Mac App Store license will no longer be in effect. (This is unfortunately necessary because the Mac App Store doesn’t support paid upgrades.)

You’ll have a full 30-day evaluation period, and at the end of it, you have the power to decide whether to start a subscription or continue in Free Mode.

More information is available in our FAQ for Mac App Store Customers

Also, here is a list of the additions and changes since BBEdit 10.5 (the previous Mac App Store version): BBEdit Additions and Changes Since Version 10.5.

If you have been using BBEdit 10 from the Mac App Store and would like to upgrade to a “perpetual” license, you can do this at a discounted price. Complete information on how to order (or qualify for a free upgrade) is available here: BBEdit Upgrades for Mac App Store Customers

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BBEdit 11.0 through 11.6.8

All registered owners of BBEdit version 11.0 through 11.6.8 are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 12 for just US$29.99. (You must provide your existing product serial number when ordering.)

BBEdit 12 Version Upgrade
from BBEdit 11 only
$29.99 Buy Now!

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BBEdit 2.5 through 10.5.13

All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 through 10.5.13 are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 12 for just US$39.99. (You must provide your existing product serial number when ordering.)

BBEdit 12 Version Upgrade
from BBEdit 10 and earlier
$39.99 Buy Now!

(If you cannot locate your serial number, or are upgrading from an older version which did not use serial numbers, please contact our Sales Department for assistance.)

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Free Upgrade Eligibility

If you purchased BBEdit 11 on or after March 1, 2017, you are eligible to receive an upgrade to BBEdit 12 free of charge.

Please see the free upgrade eligibility page for complete details.

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Where to look for your BBEdit serial number:

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TextWrangler users

Individuals who use TextWrangler 2.0 or later may purchase BBEdit via our online store.

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Dreamweaver 1.0 and 2.0 purchasers

Full-priced copies of Dreamweaver 1.x and 2.x were bundled with an older version of BBEdit (4.5 or 5.x), which is eligible for a version upgrade to BBEdit 12 for only US$39.99.

To place an upgrade order, please contact our Sales Department directly, and have your Dreamweaver 1.x or 2.x serial number available.

Copies of Dreamweaver 2 purchased via ESD, or purchased for academic use or via a volume license, as well as all copies of Dreamweaver 3.0 and later, include only the demo version of BBEdit and thus do not qualify for discounted upgrade pricing. Anyone owning these versions may purchase BBEdit at its normal price via our online store.

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BBEdit Lite (any version) users

Individuals who use BBEdit Lite may purchase BBEdit at its normal price via our online store.

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