Yesterday, Bare Bones Software reported that after a five year break, BBEdit returns to the Mac App Store.
BBEdit is among the most popular text, code, and markup editors and can be downloaded now from the Mac App Store with full features available for $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year via in-app purchase.
BBEdit is also available on a perpetual license basis for $49.99 via Bare Bones Software’s online store and at other reseller platforms.
Due to the requirement for distributing applications via the App Store, BBEdit became a sandboxed app in February. Since then, the editor will require an explicit permission to access files and folders on Mac computers.
According to Bare Bones Software, BBEdit’s features and capabilities are identical for all customers, no matter if the app is downloaded directly from the Bare Bones Software website or from the App Store, and whether using a subscription or a perpetual license.
Every users may take an advantage of the 30-day evaluation period offered by BBEdit, during which its full feature set is available for free. After the evaluation period has expired, users can continue using BBEdit in “free mode” with permanent access to editing capabilities, however, the web authoring tools and the other exclusive features will be available for paying customers only.
Meanwhile, BBEdit has added more than 300 new features and refinements since its last release for the Mac App Store, including 64-bit support, Git integration, macOS Mojave and Dark Mode support, etc.
The version for the Mac App Store is BBEdit 12.6.3 which requires macOS Mojave 10.14.2 or later, while the direct version requires macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later.
Following Mojave’s relaxed sandboxing restrictions, BBEdit is just one of the popular programs returning to the Mac App Store. Among the others are Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Lightroom CC, Panic’s file transfer app Transmit, etc.