BBEdit Back on the Mac App Store →

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.