Developer: Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Current Version: 5.5.2

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 9.4 MB - Download


From Bare Bones Software, makers of the legendary BBEdit, comes TextWrangler.

This award-winning application presents a clean, intelligent interface to a rich set of features for high performance text and code editing, searching, and transformation.

TextWrangler's best-of-class features include "grep" (regular-expression) pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, code folding, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Mac OS X Unix scripting support, and much more.


Release Notes:

This version is compatible with macOS 10.9.5 through 10.12.6. Complete details are available in the TextWrangler change notes, located on the support page at http://www.barebones.com/support/textwrangler/.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 4.5.10
Review by erima

TextWrangler makes me feel like a terrible person - I’ve used TextWrangler as my go-to editor for years and I’ve never paid a dime for it. I’ve looked over the features of BBEdit and I have no reason to buy it. I’ve tried other text editors and even if I use them I always have TextWrangler open at the same time. It’s terrible! I feel bad that I haven’t given Bare Bones any money for this indispensible app.

Found helpful by 49 out of 53 people
Version 4.5.12
Review by tfortmann

Problem with Saving Changes - Had to delete this app. Several times now it just didn’t save my changes. Everything appeared to work - no error messages - but when I reopen the file all of my changes are gone. Not sure where the breakdown occurred, but there was no warning and I just can’t use an editor that doesn’t report save errors! FYI - I’ve had the same problem under v3 and now the v4.5.12 release. I had hoped v4 would of fixed this. I’ve also seen this under snow leopard and yosemite. I thought about upgrading to their BBEdit product, but I just don’t trust it will work any better. Time to move on to one of the many other quality editors on the market.

Found helpful by 22 out of 35 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.5.2
Review by OgreMills

Loved It - Until High Sierra Ruined It - Not compatable with High Sierra

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 5.5.2
Review by mldb1

Best text editor on mac - I’ve tried them all. Atom is okay, Smultron is good, SublimeText is good, but Textwrangler is great! No useless features and it includes everything you need. I use it for touching up code files created in other ide’s (such as eclipse, xcode). Opens quickly and never crashed for me. There is good support for JS, css, html, java and you can add support for swift as well. It’s all around a great text editor, very quick, simple UI, many many features. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 5.5.2
Review by mightyPhone

Keeps crashing! - I would have given this app a 4 stars, but It keeps frozen on me and gives me the infinite spinning beach ball every few minutes. I am a web developer therefore I often need to open very large file in different programming languages. Apparently TextWrangler can’t deal with it. As I understand, the maker of this app is retiring TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit, the same maker. I tried BBEdit, it is just the same issues under a different name.Comon Bare Bones, you can do better than that>

Found helpful by 6 out of 13 people
Version 5.5.2
Review by Redsteelant

Perfect text editor 💚 - That’s my favorite text editor for macOS. I’ve been using it for years, it’s my daily assistant for simple text editing. I like it’s free, supports tab, text format highlighting for html, css,js and other formats. Many thanks to developers!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 5.5.2
Review by iiiiMac

A great app for creating and tweaking HTML files! - I’m an old-school web developer who used to hack out webpages using Apple’s TextEdit. I use WordPress for all-out website development, but often I just need some basic HTML files or want to tweak exsisting HTML files. Now that I’m using El Capitan, Apple has fancied up TextEdit so much it’s useless as an HTML file editor. TextWrangler gets the job done clean, fast & easy wih a super-small footprint. Cheers to BareBones!

Found helpful by 27 out of 27 people