Hop Studios Acquires Mountee

Mountee We have just completed the purchase of Mountee, a Mac application that makes ExpressionEngine templates editable as files on a virtual drive.  It’s been an important pillar in our workflow, and we know it’s been just as important to many of you.  We’ve been long-time believers in EE, and we simply couldn’t let such a useful and well-written piece of software wither on the vine. Previous owners Padraig and John agreed, and have been extremely helpful during the transition.

Today, we are releasing a new version, Mountee 2.7, which adds one small but critical feature: compatibility with ExpressionEngine 2.8 and 2.9. So if you’ve been holding off on upgrading EE because of Mountee—your wait is over. In addition, we have Top Sekret(tm) plans about ways to improve the software as well…!

Please note one important change: we’ve modified the way that Mountee licensing works.  Upgrading to the newest version of Mountee requires you to accept the new license terms, which now permits you to install the Mountee add-on on one live site for every copy of Mountee you own (and as many development sites as you want).  Installing Mountee on additional sites requires you to purchase additional add-on licenses for those sites, the way most commercial EE add-ons work.  If you stay with the previous version, your license conditions do not change.  Click for full details.

We hope this change will help us be able to create a tool that grows sustainably in functionality and finesse.

We’re excited about this, and we would love to hear your feedback.  You can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or you can tweet us @hellomountee.

We’d also really appreciate it if you’d tell other EE developers the news, and you may want to check out Hop Studios’ other add-ons, which are sold at Devot:ee.

Lastly, if you’d like to have access to pre-release versions of Mountee, sign up for the Mountee mailing list at, or the Hop Studios mailing list at, you guessed it,


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