Panic Blog

May 10th, 2022

All of us at Panic deeply appreciate the hard work the everyone has put into creating so many excellent extensions for Nova, our Mac code editor. Your amazing efforts make Nova an even better Mac app.

To make the process of maintaining extensions easier for developers, we’re excited to announce the new and (slightly-awkwardly named) “Nova Extension Developer License Program”. In short, extension developers can now request a free, not for resale (NFR) license of Nova, on the house, once an extension meets the following requirements:

  • Published or updated within the last year
  • Contains proper documentation, as outlined in the extension template
  • 500 or more downloads from the Nova Extension Gallery

To request a license or renewal, simply email us at from the email address associated with your developer account, and include the following information:

  • A link to your listing on the Extension Gallery
  • The name and email address you’d like your license to be registered to
  • The serial number associated with your current license (in the case of renewal)

Only one license may be requested per extension developer, and the license is non-transferrable. After the first year, just send us another email and we’ll happily renew your developer license for another year under the same terms.

If you have additional questions about these requirements, or other suggestions about how we can improve the extension development community, please let us know. We’re all ears!

Posted at 9:43 am 2 Comments

Gwyneth Llewelyn

5/24/2022 7:42 AM

You guys are way, way, way too generous! Thank you so very much!

Marcela Infante

5/31/2022 1:32 PM

It is great that we are all getting free licenses!