OS Compatibility

macOS High Sierra (10.13)

If you are running an older version of macOS and have not yet upgraded to High Sierra, we encourage you to consider waiting. As of macOS 10.13.1, there are known issues in the OS that adversely affect the behavior of many applications, including ours.

The following (and all newer) versions of our products are compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”:

32-bit compatibility: Since Apple has explicitly stated that macOS High Sierra will run 32-bit applications, there is no immediate compatibility concern. We do plan to release a 64-bit version of BBEdit, which we expect to have ready well before OS support becomes an issue.

Due to compatibility issues in the OS that we have worked around, we recommend against using any version of our products older than those listed above on macOS 10.13.

As always, we recommend keeping your OS up to date, in order to get the latest fixes and improvements from Apple.


macOS Sierra (10.12)

The following (and all newer) versions of our products are compatible with macOS 10.12 “Sierra”:

Due to bugs in the OS that we have worked around, we recommend against using any version of our products older than those listed above on macOS 10.12.

As always, we recommend keeping your OS up to date, in order to get the latest fixes and improvements from Apple.


OS X El Capitan (10.11)

The following (and all newer) versions of our products are compatible with OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”:

Due to bugs in the OS that we have worked around, we recommend against using any version of our products older than those listed above under OS X 10.11.

As always, we recommend keeping your OS up to date, in order to get the latest fixes and improvements from Apple.


OS X Yosemite (10.10)

The following (and all newer) versions of our products are compatible with OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”:

Due to bugs in the OS that we have worked around, we recommend against using any version of our products older than those listed above under OS X 10.10.

As always, we recommend keeping your OS up to date, in order to get the latest fixes and improvements from Apple.

Note: If you encounter an unexpected dialog while launching BBEdit or TextWrangler on OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”, please click the appropriate link for details.


OS X Mavericks (10.9)

The following (and all newer) versions of our products are compatible with OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”:

Previous versions may be compatible, but have not been tested.

As always, we recommend keeping your OS up to date, in order to get the latest fixes and improvements from Apple.

Note: If you encounter an unexpected dialog while launching BBEdit or TextWrangler on OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”, please click the appropriate link for details.