TextWrangler for Mac

TextWrangler for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    126,697
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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1 stars

"Total Crap"

July 10, 2011  |  By gormark

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.5.3

Pros

It's free, which is probably why it's garbage.

Cons

No auto indentation, no way to save your font preference, line numbers inserted directly into your code (yes, it's THAT retarded)... no useful features, only total crap.

Summary

This piece of **** will replace your spaces with tabs, it determines what to shrink & collapse but won't let you specify your own selections, can't even remember your font preferences for files, has no auto-indentation, does not automatically enter the selection into the search criteria, adds line number INTO the code (that has got to be THE most idiotic feature in any editor in history). I don't know what retards created this but they should be cleaning toilets for the rest of their days.

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4 stars

"Great product - still testing"

May 23, 2011  |  By starav

 |  Version: TextWrangler 3.5.3

Pros

Still testing

Cons

Still testing

Summary

Looks like I'll be using this frm now.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.3
  • TextWrangler 3.5.3 contains no new features, nor changes to existing features.
  • Fixed a fistful of bugs which contributed to unnecessarily high memory utilization.
  • When importing service data, line breaks are now converted to the internal representation.
  • TextWrangler now advertises its ability to supply and accept service data as UTF-8 (as well as UTF-16 and plain Mac Roman text).
  • Fixed bug in which a multi-file or text factory Replace All would touch the file being processed, even if it contained no matches for the search string.
  • If "Make Writeable" fails because you have insufficient (non-elevated) privileges, TextWrangler will flag the file for authenticated saving instead of refusing to let you do anything. (Note: This does not apply to App Store versions of TextWrangler, which are not able to perform authenticated saves.)
  • Backtick strings (shell execution escapes) in PHP code are now colored as strings. (They are also treated as strings by the PHP function scanner, which won't have any visible effect but which maintains correctness.
  • Multi-line brace blocks and multi-line parenthetical expressions are now foldable in PHP code.
  • Backslashes are now correctly recognized as character escapes when computing color in Unix shell scripts.
  • Fixed hang which would occur when Find Differences encountered a directory for which the user didn't have read access.
General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date January 24, 2011
Date Added January 24, 2011
Version 3.5.3
Category
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 9.43MB
File Name TextWrangler_4.5.12.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 126,697
Downloads Last Week 622
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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