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 are using a version of BBEdit installed from the Mac App Store, please see below.
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.
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
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
(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 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.
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
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.
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.