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TextWrangler for Mac

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    Oct. 07, 2015
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While not a word processor, TextWrangler for Mac does an excellent job editing, searching, and transforming text and HTML code. It is a great tool for programmers and server administrators and a good runner-up for the "top text editor for Mac" title.


Fast and functional: TextWrangler for Mac performs well when it comes to case and order changing. The app can not only find and replace. but also replace and find, where you implement the text change first, then inspect the text lines to check whether the effect is what you intended. TextWrangler also has a convenient autosave feature.

Can read corrupted files: If you encounter a corrupted word-processing file created with Microsoft Word or OpenOffice, this application can help you recover at least some of the text.

File comparison: The Find Differences feature presents a list of files, with bullets indicating those found to be different.

Virtually unlimited undo and redo actions: No worries about committing a mistake in changing texts or deleting them -- you can revert actions or do them again, endlessly.


Takes some time to figure out: You may have to repeatedly refer to the application's manual to be able to use all the features.

Limited Mac compatibility: You cannot use it on Mac OS X 10.6 or older versions.

Bottom Line

TextWrangler stands out as one of the best text-editing applications for Mac. Free but feature-rich, it's especially useful for programmers or professional editors. Just be forewarned that you might develop the craving for BBEdit once you explore more of TextWrangler's capabilities.

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4 stars

"Mac alternative for Notepad++"

December 07, 2015  |  By BJohnes

2015-12-07 08:55:23  |  By BJohnes

 |  Version: TextWrangler 5.0


Work with codes, support of dozens formats and encodings, files library, connection to FTP servers, etc.


Many default settings are not convenient, had to reset the preferences to optimize the workflow.


If you are longtime Windows user and looking for something like Notepad++, this app should be your choice. Not as powerful as ++, but as easy and useful.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 is a major upgrade which includes significant internal improvements and modernizations, as well as fixes for reported issues.
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 07, 2015
Date Added October 07, 2015
Version 5.0
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.49MB
File Name TextWrangler_5.0.dmg
Total Downloads 162,273
Downloads Last Week 306
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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