Upgrading a Licensed Copy of BBEdit
BBEdit version upgrades are only available direct from Bare Bones Software. Please review the information and requirements below carefully before placing your order.
If you have an active Mac App Store subscription for BBEdit, you will immediately have access to all of BBEdit 13’s advanced features upon installing the new version. No further action is required.
If you have been using BBEdit 12 in Free Mode, installing BBEdit 13 will reset the evaluation period, and you’ll have a fresh 30 days in which to try out all of BBEdit’s advanced features.
If you had previously purchased BBEdit 10 from the Mac App Store, your previous Mac App Store license for BBEdit 10 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
All registered owners of BBEdit version 12.0 through 12.6.7 are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 13 for just US$29.99. (You must provide your existing product serial number when ordering.)
| BBEdit 13 Version Upgrade
from BBEdit 12 only
All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 through 11.6.8 are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 13 for just US$39.99. (You must provide your existing product serial number when ordering.)
| BBEdit 13 Version Upgrade
from BBEdit 11 and earlier
(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.)
If you purchased BBEdit 12 on or after May 1, 2019, you are eligible to receive an upgrade to BBEdit 13 free of charge.
Please see the free upgrade eligibility page for complete details.
Individuals who use TextWrangler 2.0 or later may purchase BBEdit via our online store. Because TextWrangler was a free product and no money changed hands, there is no upgrade pricing.
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 13 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.
Individuals who use BBEdit Lite may purchase BBEdit at its normal price via our online store. Because BBEdit Lite was a free product and no money changed hands, there is no upgrade pricing.