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 Using BBEdit 13

If you have an active Mac App Store subscription for BBEdit, you will immediately have access to all of BBEdit 14’s advanced features upon installing the new version. No further action is required.

If you have been using BBEdit 13 in Free Mode, installing BBEdit 14 will reset the evaluation period, and you’ll have a fresh 30 days in which to try out all of BBEdit’s advanced features.

Mac App Store Customers Using BBEdit 10

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

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BBEdit 13.0 through 13.5.7

All registered owners of BBEdit 13 (versions 13.0 through 13.5.7) are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 14 for just US$29.99. (You must provide your existing product serial number when ordering.)

BBEdit 14 Version Upgrade
from BBEdit 13 only
$29.99 Buy Now!

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BBEdit 2.5 through 12.6.7

All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 through 12.6.7 are eligible to upgrade to BBEdit 14 for just US$39.99. (You must provide your existing product serial number when ordering.)

BBEdit 14 Version Upgrade
from BBEdit 12 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 13 on or after January 1, 2021, you are eligible to receive an upgrade to BBEdit 14 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:

  • For copies of BBEdit 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, or 7.x purchased from our online store (whether on CD or via download), your product serial number is in your order confirmation email.
  • For copies of BBEdit 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, or 7.x purchased from a reseller or in any physical store (e.g the Apple Store or a campus bookstore), your product serial number is shown in the sticker on the CD case.
  • For BBEdit 6.x, 5.x, and 4.5, your product serial number is shown in the sticker on the CD case.

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TextWrangler users

Individuals who have used 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.

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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 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 (electronic software distribution), 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. Because BBEdit Lite was a free product and no money changed hands, there is no upgrade pricing.

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