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TextWrangler for Mac

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    Jan. 19, 2010
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Editors' Review


If BBEdit is a time-honored king among text editors, then TextWrangler is a worthy prince -- always a short step behind BBEdit in features, but also always (amazingly) free. If you're looking for a word processor (i.e., something to create pretty or specially formatted documents), look elsewhere. But if you need to edit, search, and transform text and HTML, TextWrangler is a well-oiled and efficiently designed machine.

TextWrangler 4 catches this app up with Mac OS X Lion with an updated interface and preferences, as well as features like full-screen mode. This update also brings in many of the cool new features of BBEdit 10, such as the iTunes-like document bar and more options for syntax coloring. (Note that TextWrangler 4 will only run on OS X 10.6 and later.) We get the more-robust search capabilities of recent versions of BBEdit, too, and you can even search inside compressed files.

As always, TextWrangler comes packed with tons of developer-specific tools across multiple programming languages, and developers will love the ability to make easy (and now even more streamlined) use of scripts (Automator, AppleScripts, and Unix), differencing and merging, text folding, and regex-based replacing. In fact, devs may love TextWrangler so much, they just might end up springing for the full package of BBEdit, with its more-advanced features and authoring capabilities. For everyone else, TextWrangler remains a powerful tool and a terrific value.

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4 stars

"Does everything I need and MUCH MORE"

August 17, 2010  |  By Steve Sweitzer

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.1


Save as ?text only?


Too many features for my needs


GREAT tool

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4 stars

"Woks fine - I use it mainly for HTML."

February 07, 2010  |  By pettefar

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.1


Does all I need.


A bit too large and complicated.



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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1
TextWrangler 3.1 introduces a new command-line tool, "twfind", which provides access to TextWrangler's legendary multi-file searching from the Unix command line. In addition, FTP/SFTP browsers now feature a "New" button allowing for the creation of new files and folders directly within the browser window. Further enhancements include direct management of attached menu scripts in the Menus preference panel, improvements to the Java and Python language support, new support for the ability to browse Unix "tar" files in disk browsers, and the addition of an "Unlearn Spelling" command to remove learned words from a user's spelling dictionary, when running on Mac OS X 10.5 and later. Version 3.1 also offers enhanced handling of extended file attributes, improved syntax coloring and more. In addition, interface enhancements to the Find and Multi-File Search windows now show tooltips when hovering over various option switches and buttons. TextWrangler 3.1 also includes fixes to reported issues and significant refinements to this popular, general-purpose text processing tool. Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in TextWrangler 3.1 can be found at:

Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date January 19, 2010
Date Added January 19, 2010
Version 3.1
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.49MB
File Name TextWrangler_5.0.dmg
Total Downloads 146,093
Downloads Last Week 481
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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