Support for BlinkBid desktop suspended

Support for the Blinkbid Desktop was suspended
on December 15th, 2017.

This includes data migrations and technical support.

Since January 2016, we have diligently communicated our intent to cease support for the desktop product in order to make way for some extraordinary new features in BlinkBid Online.

If you're reading this, you've probably discovered that we can't migrate your desktop data to BlinkBid online. Here's why:

We launched BlinkBid online in January 2016. From its launch, we have communicated via email, snail mail, social media, knitting circle, and hair stylists that soon, the desktop version was going to stop working. We stopped its development and as a result the software has become incompatible with newer operating systems.

When macOS Sierra was released, we mounted yet another campaign to raise awareness, warning users of the looming incompatibility with the next operating system. Finally Apple released macOS High Sierra which did indeed kill the desktop version of BlinkBid.

The desktop version of BlinkBid provided a good ride for a many years, but, alas, it’s time to move on. The hard deadline for sunsetting the desktop version was December 15th, 2017. We extended that out for about forty-five days to accommodate the people we saw in our rearview mirror running to catch the online train. But the time has come to say goodbye to the past so we can work feverishly to make BlinkBid online just short of miraculous.

Thank you for your time,


Founder of BlinkBid and the naughty cocktail hour.



A few answers to frequently asked questions:

  • Because the last update for the desktop software was over three years ago, Blinkbid desktop will continue to run on any version of OS X that is 10.10.5 (Yosemite) or earlier. However, Blinkbid Desktop is 32 bit architecture and will have problems on modern 64 bit machines.
  • We won't be able to answer questions or debug any issues for the Blinkbid Desktop product. Mostly because there's only one person left in the shop who knows anything about it—everyone else has been working with BlinkBid Online.

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