Mac App Store FAQ

BBEdit 13 is available in the Mac App Store. Please see our Mac App Store FAQ for BBEdit Customers page for important information.

Prior versions of BBEdit are not available in the Mac App Store; nor is Yojimbo 4.


What if I already own one of these products? Do I need to buy it again?

No, you do not. Your existing license is still valid, and you can continue to use it without having to purchase again from the Mac App Store.

What should I do if an “Application is Damaged” error occurs when I try launching an app?

Please see this article for more information: Resolving ‘Application is Damaged’ errors from the Mac App Store

How do I get updates to the products that I already own? Will updates only come through the App Store now?

We are continuing to prepare and deliver updates as usual for all of our active products. If you are using an application that you purchased from us, you will be notified of updates in that application. You can also check for updates at any time by using the application’s “Check for Updates” command.

If you are using an application that you purchased from the Mac App Store, you will receive notifications and download updates through the “Updates” tab in the App Store application.

I purchased BBEdit from the Mac App Store. How do I upgrade to version 12?

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 for customers using Mac App Store versions of BBEdit is available here

I purchased Yojimbo 3 from the Mac App Store. How do I upgrade to version 4?

Yojimbo 4 is not available in the Mac App Store. We have an upgrade program available for customers who previously purchased BBEdit from the Mac App Store. Go here for details.

Why don’t my existing products show up in the App Store’s “Purchases” listing?

The “Purchases” listing only shows products that you bought using the App Store. Products that you’ve purchased directly from us will not be listed in the “Purchases” listing.

Are there any differences between the Mac App Store versions of your software and the versions available directly from your web site?

As a result of working closely with Apple, we have been able to make the Mac App Store version of BBEdit fully functional. The Mac App Store and direct-license versions of BBEdit have identical functionality.

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