Developer: Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Current Version: 5.5.2

Last Updated: 4 years 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 https://www.barebones.com/support/textwrangler/.


Most Helpful Reviews

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 52 out of 52 people
Version 5.5.2
Review by Jayznzjdjd

Uninstal hasn’t wiped unwanted traced of this app - I tried this app, it was unremarkable, and made itself the default for many file types, such as .py. Now in my computer, any .py i look at in finder says “textwrangler document”. This is annoying and untrue. I want all traces of TextWrangler gone from my system, but I could not find any support for making it disappear completely. Will update.

Found helpful by 23 out of 69 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 Bobby T.

Great App, But Not Updated - TextWrangler is a great text editor, but its kind of dead, in a sense. The develooper instead focuses on its origonal version, BBEdit. It can be run in a free mode, which has all the features TextWrangler has, and is regularly updated.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 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 JLam1111

One of my best Apps - Text Wrangler is one of the best Apps I have. I use this for all my text files. I especially like the multi file text search, man that is so helpful and a time saver. I have never had an issue with this App, never. It is such a joy to use, I would gladly pay for this app. I’ve been using Text Wrangler for many years and I hope it gets update to support the newer OS X. Since I’ve recently upgraded to High Sierra I now get a warning that says the app is not optimized for your Mac. This is the only reason I can see why an update would be needed. Thanks you the developer for this awesome App !!

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 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