TextWrangler for Mac

TextWrangler for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.11
  • Total Downloads:
    125,536
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    9.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    602
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Fantastic text editor"

February 26, 2014  |  By sunsiver

 |  Version: TextWrangler 4.5.6

Pros

TextWrangler is a fantastic, lightweight text editing tool. Best of all it's free. Auto save/restore is very convenient. It handles large documents very well.

Cons

Can't really complain about a stable, free app.

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5 stars

"Great tool. Use it everyday and love it."

October 20, 2013  |  By Leslie_Seattle

 |  Version: TextWrangler 4.5.3

Pros

Easy to flip between code and design to see changes. Very simple to use overall.

Cons

No cons. A great little program.

Summary

Highly recommended for any folks learning to code like myself!

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5 stars

"Best text editor ever!"

October 08, 2013  |  By tschenk

 |  Version: TextWrangler 4.5.3

Pros

Great Text editor which is my favorite free text editor (I like also Kod (outdated) or Smultron (not free any more) )
- superb syntax-highlighting
- shell extensions (type edit "filename" in terminal and it will launch)
- free

Cons

none (BBEdit might be even better!)

Summary

Great Text editor which is my favorite free text editor

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5 stars

"The best text editor I have come across!"

July 25, 2013  |  By oli2194

 |  Version: TextWrangler 4.5.3

Pros

Amazing for writing any type of code. The features are very easy to use. Makes coding 10x easier.

Cons

None that I have found.

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5 stars

"awesome free program"

April 12, 2013  |  By tappy727

 |  Version: TextWrangler 4.5.1

Pros

This program can be a basic text editor or used for programming. It works great and it is free.

Cons

None that I can think of for a free program.

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5 stars

"very nice text editor"

April 17, 2012  |  By tappy727

 |  Version: TextWrangler 4.0

Pros

Works great for C programming, HTML or any other types of text.

Cons

None that I can think of for now.

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4 stars

"Excellent text editor"

November 23, 2011  |  By smartymarti

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.5.3

Pros

This an awesome general purpose text editor that is very easy to use. It's lightweight, flexible, and is a great editor for programmers or anyone who needs to work with text files.

Cons

I wish this text editor had a wider selection of supported languages, particularly when it comes to color highlighting.

Summary

TextWrangler is a good free alternative to the more expensive BBEdit. Almost every common task for a programmer is readily available in TextWrangler. It has sftp, diffs, make/build, symbol browsing, syntax highlighting, modular expansion, scripting environment, etc. It works especially well with XML and HTML. I only wish that it had more support for languages like Actionscript 3.0. Other than that, this text editor is really swell!

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1 stars

"How would I know? - It will not run."

November 21, 2011  |  By poetfreak

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.5.3

Pros

It was free.

Cons

I still want my money back. This does not even run on PPC OSX 10.4 like it states. When you run it says I need 10.5

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5 stars

"Does more than I need it to but everything I need."

July 30, 2011  |  By cappypaxton

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.5.3

Pros

I can ftp my html code directly to my website so I can instantly see the changes.

Cons

I am sure there are some but I have not found them.

Summary

It is a good addition to your arsenal.

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1 stars

"Wrong version"

July 28, 2011  |  By chrissssssseeeeee

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.5.3

Pros

here is 10 characters

Cons

and here is another 10. 71 in fact (it includes spaces for OCD types) .

Summary

Says this version works on Tiger/PPC... downloaded it... It actually requires 10.5 or later. Waste of time/bandwidth.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5.11
  • This release consists entirely of a change for compatibility with future OS releases, and contains no new features.
  • Worked around a crash which would occur when using the file panels on OS X 10.10. (Radar 18008831)
General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 15, 2014
Version 4.5.11
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.43MB
File Name TextWrangler_4.5.11.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 125,536
Downloads Last Week 602
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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