Mac App Store customers of BBEdit will get the update automatically, and if you have an active subscription, all of the new advanced features are immediately available to you. For those using an older version: if you would like to upgrade your paid BBEdit license, you are welcome to do so, starting here. The Mac App Store already offers the largest catalog of Mac apps and even more great apps are joining. Apps coming soon include Office from Microsoft, Lightroom CC from Adobe, BBEdit from Bare Bones, Transmit from Panic, Lens Studio from Snap Inc. And Houseparty, among others. “Office 365 provides the best of both worlds for. BBEdit Upgrades for Mac App Store Customers. BBEdit 14 is available in the Mac App Store on a subscription basis. A merchandise shop from Bare Bones Software, makers of BBEdit. In 2018, BBEdit celebrated the 25th anniversary of its birth as a commercial product, available exclusively for the Mac.
The venerable text editor is back on the Mac App Store, as noted by Zac Hall at 9to5Mac:
BBEdit 12.6 in February introduced support for Sandboxing on the Mac, a major overhaul that secures how the app interacts with the operating system and other apps, which is a requirement for software distributed through the Mac App Store.
As we mentioned earlier this year, Bare Bones famously pulled BBEdit from the Mac App Store almost five years ago, but Apple announced at WWDC 2018 that BBEdit and other apps including Transmit and Microsoft Office would return or debut on the new Mac App Store.
Improvements to Sandboxing restrictions and other limitations have eased pain points for developers of complex apps like BBEdit.
The app is free to download, with a $3.99/month or $39.99/year subscription to unlock its full (and long) list of features after a 30-day trial. I love the release notes:
BBEdit 12 features more than three hundred new features and refinements since the last Mac App Store release of BBEdit. 64-bit accelerated, Mojave ready with Dark Mode support, Git integration, and so much more.
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Back in 2014, Bare Bones Software’s Rich Siegel announced he was pulling his app, BBEdit, out of the Mac App Store. It was a bad sign for the viability of the store, and Bare Bones wasn’t the only major Mac developer to realize it didn’t make sense to sell their software in Apple’s store.
Last June, Apple made a big deal about forthcoming changes to the Mac App Store that would lead to Bare Bones, Panic, and other developers to make their return to the store. And today, Bare Bones announced that the app has returned after a five-year absence. (There’s even a feature story on the Mac App Store about it.)
The Mac App Store version of BBEdit differs in that it’s a subscription model: users pay $40/year or $4/month for access to all of BBEdit’s features. Bare Bones will still sell software that uses the traditional “perpetual license” model directly from its website. (The app has a 30-day trial period, and many of BBEdit’s great features work even if you never pay for it.)
In macOS Mojave Apple has modified some of the rules for Mac App Store apps and allowed apps a little more access to system functionality. As Siegel put it in his company’s press release today, “It is very important to us to provide the exact same user experience and feature set for all of our customers… Being able to provide this was a deciding factor as we considered returning BBEdit to the Mac App Store.”
Panic Software returned to the Mac App Store last November with Transmit, its FTP client. Like Bare Bones, Panic chose to built the Mac App Store offering around a subscription ($25/year) while also selling the app as a standalone $45 download directly.
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