TextWrangler for Mac

TextWrangler for Mac

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

Version:
4.5.10
File Size:
9.43MB
Date Added:
August 27, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
115,334
Downloads Last Week:
583
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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