Home News About WinEdt Downloads Installing Support Registration Snapshots Contact

WinEdt Registration

The program can be registered for individual or multi-user use. Below you will find the Tables of available licenses, together with their description and cost. If you'll be using a credit card, please read On-line purchasing with credit cards before proceeding.

NOTE: VAT or local taxes may apply for credit-card orders from certain countries, states, or provinces!

For other methods of payment or questions about licensing, please contact orders@winedt.com with the details of your license requirement and your preferred method of payment. We offer a wide range of payment options: PayPal, Purchase Orders, cheques in many foreign currencies, money orders, and direct bank deposits (POs and payment by bank transfer carry an added fee). We strive to answer e-mail inquiries in a timely fashion. Note that, except for subscriptions, licenses are one-off purchases; they do not expire but are non-transferable and non-convertible.


Before you buy a License...

WinEdt may be used for an evaluation period of 31 days. Any further use requires a license, obtained through the Registration Procedure. You are strongly advised to take full advantage of the generous (31+ days) free trial period and be sure that you want to use/keep WinEdt: buying a license won't make any unresolved "problems" that you may have with the trial copy go away. The unregistered trial copy is fully functional!

IMPORTANT: This being explained WinEdt License purchases are non-refundable. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

Should you decide to register, you'll receive your registration data by email directly from us, after we have received notification of your order from MyCommerce. You then enter this data - exactly as given - in your copy of the program, at the Register Dialog, which is located under the Help Menu: Register WinEdt...

Your copy of the program becomes licensed after you enter your data in the Register Dialog and press OK as prompted.

N.B. You don't have to reinstall WinEdt (you can keep the copy that you have tried and possibly customize it during the trial period). Entering the Registration Data will suppress any registration reminders (if your registration is overdue); it will also remove the text, "Unregistered Version", from WinEdt's Caption.


WinEdt Web Store and License Tables

The Web Store is hosted by Digital River's MyCommerce/ShareIt! platform. Use the links below for immediate credit card submission and processing. Note that MyCommerce/ShareIt! is obliged to collect VAT from EU customers (unless VAT exempt, in which case use the box provided on the order form to enter your VAT ID). Local taxes may apply for US customers and also for others globally, in countries where Digital River is obliged to collect sales tax and remit it to the proper local authority. If you are tax exempt place the order and then send your certificate to MyCommerce Client Services, quoting your order number; they will refund the tax portion of your order. For non-credit card payments, contact us at orders@winedt.com. Third-party buyers: please contact us after having placed your order with the actual end-user details.

(a) Personal license: a personal license is issued in the name of the person using the program, for single, individual use only. A personal license entitles the individual to use WinEdt on any computer available to him/her, provided that the program is not used by anyone else with access to these machines. Cost depends on the category, as follows:

License description Educational Business/Govt Student
Personal License US $60 US $100 US $40

The educational rate applies to school/university personnel as well as to users not so affiliated but who will use the program for private purposes. The Business/govt rate is required if you are using WinEdt for a profitable enterprise or in affiliation with a commercial institution or government agency.

NOTE: A personal license does not expire (i.e., it does not have to be renewed yearly). It entitles newly registered users to free upgrades for up to five years from its purchase. In 30+ years of WinEdt's existence a license upgrade was only required twice: for WinEdt 6 in 2011, and for WinEdt 11 in 2021.

IMPORTANT: Users that can afford it are strongly encouraged to purchase a license upgrade for all major new releases of the program. Such contributions go a long way in helping to cover the ever-increasing yearly costs associated with WinEdt's development and maintenance: they are essential to keep this project alive!

(b) Personal License Upgrade: only for registered individuals of an earlier version of the program upgrading to the latest version:

License description Educational Business/Govt Student
Personal License Upgrade US $30 US $50 US $20

(c) Subscription: a subscription license is for multi-user use and allows the application of the license among x-number of users on-site as well as distribution of the same registration data to x-number of members of your organization/ research group/ course, etc., for off-site use. This is a per-annum license, renewable yearly. The premium is based on category (educational or business/government) and the estimated number of potential users, as follows:

License description Educational Business/Govt
1 Year Subscription up to 10 users US $150 US $250
1 Year Subscription up to 25 users US $250 US $350
1 Year Subscription up to 50 users US $350 US $500
1 Year Subscription up to 100 users US $500 US $750
1 Year Subscription up to 500 users US $1200 US $1600

For more than 500 users contact us at orders@winedt.com.

A Subscription License carries an annual expiry date and it is up to the institution/ contact person to renew it. The actual users would obtain their [renewed] code from their institution and enter it in WinEdt's registration dialog to renew the license for their copy of WinEdt. We leave it to the discretion of the institution to distribute the license quota to eligible members. Also, we prefer to deal only with one person (the administrator) and would expect the administrator to be the one to whom any end-users queries about the program are addressed...


On-line purchase with credit card

If you click on any license price in the Tables above you get connected to the appropriate secure online order page at WinEdt's Web Store, hosted by Digital River's MyCommerce/ShareIt! platform, for immediate credit card submission and processing. An order page is a simple form, asking only for basic information. We, the WinEdt Team, may need some more:

After your order is verified you will receive an automated e-mail notification from MyCommerce/ShareIt! with your invoice attached. We, too, get a notification, with the details of your order (but not your credit card information: Digital River is the credit card processor). We will respond as promptly as possible by e-mailing the registration data directly to you. Please be patient: we are not automated at the WinEdt HQ and sometimes there are internet interruptions; also, there may be time-zone differences; etc. If you order more than one license we will contact you by e-mail about the names in which each license is to be registered. Please make sure that you include a valid e-mail reply address (or we may have a hard time reaching you). If, for some odd reason, you have not received your code within 3 days, please contact us. Include your order number and an alternative method of contacting you.

Before placing an order choose a license suitable for your intended use of WinEdt, based on the descriptions given above.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration or licensing please contact The WinEdt Team at orders@winedt.com. You can also inquire about alternative methods of ordering a license for WinEdt

If you are seeking technical support use the e-mail: support@winedt.com and be patient because we have to deal with many such questions every day and sometimes it is impossible to keep up with the flow. Don't forget to check WinEdt's Configuration Wizard which may assist you in resolving a problem. And please be sure to read the info at the Support page of our web site

The WinEdt Team does not provide support by telephone. You have to contact us by e-mail: support@winedt.com.

To avoid misunderstandings and confusion you should always include the Version and Build of your copy of WinEdt (as displayed in WinEdt's Help Menu -> About WinEdt Dialog) with your orders or queries. This facilitates sending you the appropriate Registration Code and any relevant information about your version of the program.

About WinEdt Dialog


Licensing Agreement

The use of WinEdt is subject to a simple (no-nonsense) Licensing Agreement: WinEdt is distributed as try-before-you-buy software. The program may be used for an evaluation period of 31 days. Any further use requires a license obtained through the Registration Procedure.

Purchasing a license for WinEdt (i.e., registering) entitles the licensee to use the program according to specific conditions. A personal license is for single use only, entitling the named individual to use WinEdt on any computer available to him/ her, provided that WinEdt is not used by others with access to these machines. WinEdt personal licenses are not transferable and cannot be handed over to another individual or organization even if the original license holder no longer uses this software. Personal licenses do not have an expiration date and do not have to be renewed yearly. Organizations wanting multi-user access should order a Subscription License, which is renewable annually.

Minor upgrades (e.g. from version 11.0 to 11.1) are free. Major upgrades may require a new license. Upon request, the license fee will be waived for licenses purchased within two years of such a request. It is the responsibility of the license holder to save their registration key for future use. Due to tightening privacy laws, we may not be able to verify and restore lost registration keys more than two years after the purchase. Availability of old and future versions of WinEdt and our upgrading policies are subject to change at the discretion of the WinEdt Team.

Copying/duplicating this software is prohibited, except for purposes of backup and/or archiving. This software cannot be sold without written authorization from the author. You may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or modify this software in any way.

The trial version of WinEdt is fully functional and is not crippled in any way. Note that some commands make sense only in certain contexts. For your convenience, such commands are automatically disabled when they cannot be applied. Purchasing a license will not change this!

Once the trial period has elapsed, WinEdt will begin issuing warning messages reminding you that registration is overdue. While such warnings won't cause any damage to your documents they will prove rather annoying and distracting. If you are using WinEdt for serious work you are advised to arrange the registration before the end of your trial period.


Disclaimer

The author of this program accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of this software and makes no warranty, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. This software is provided as it is, and you, its user, assume all risks when using it:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE WINEDT TEAM AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


Privacy Statement

WinEdt is a desktop application and none of a user’s data is accessible to the WinEdt Team. The only information collected by the WinEdt Team regards registration and remains private and confidential: it is not and will not be made available to any other individual or organization. A database of registered users is kept to verify legitimate upgrade and support requests. We do not send any non-solicited messages (spam) including but not limited to any notifications regarding the availability of new versions of WinEdt and/ or companion tools. WinEdt's Home Page is the place where interested users can obtain any such information.