Bare Bones Software has announced the return of BBEdit (, their professional-strength text and code editor for the Mac, to the Mac App Store.

Starting today, anyone running macOS 10.14 Mojave can get BBEdit under a new subscription-based pricing model, available exclusively in the Mac App Store. Mac App Store customers can subscribe in-app for $3.99 per month, or $39.99 per year.

“We are delighted to be offering BBEdit in the Mac App Store again,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “Since the release of macOS Mojave, the Mac App Store provides a beautiful new look; unique editorial content; and an emphasis on human curation, while offering a trusted and secure source for macOS software. In addition, the new Mac App Store makes it possible for us to offer our customers the option of a subscription-based pricing model.”

Customers who prefer a perpetual license model, or who require multi-user pricing options, are welcome to continue purchasing BBEdit licenses directly from Bare Bones Software, Inc. Subscriptions will be available only from the Mac App Store.

BBEdit’s features and capabilities are identical for all customers, whether downloaded directly from the Bare Bones Software web site or from the Mac App Store, and whether using a subscription or a perpetual license.

Irrespective of the source, BBEdit offers an evaluation model in which its full feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, BBEdit will continue to function with a permanent feature set which includes its editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license or subscription.