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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 25 votes out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    186,260
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5.2
Bug Fixes.
General
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date December 08, 2016
Date Added December 08, 2016
Version 5.5.2
Category
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 9.7MB
File Name TextWrangler_5.5.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 186,260
Downloads Last Week 113
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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