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.

What's New

Version 5.5.2

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Simply Amazing


This application is really good. The software shows line number, and some of the short keys that I was using in Excel are exactly the same.
For example command+shift+down arrow select the rest of your document. The file I opened in excel was losing the time stamp on each line but in the textwrangler remained unchanged.
Thanks for creating such a wonderful text editor.

Useful for Web Design…but...


Been using it for a few weeks and am impressed, especially as it is free.
My usual editor is Smultron 4, and am likely to use it and TextWrangler together. This software has everything one could desire, but has no markup tools or a live preview.
Smultron 4 does have a live preview, but cannot handle very well many multiple documents for editing. TextWrangler does multiple documents brilliantly. I had considered buying BBEdit, by its cost seems far too high for what I need to do.
I'd give this software four stars only because it does not have a Previewer. (BareBones Software ought to consider this in future updates.)

Awesome product


Awesome product. Been using it ever since I discovered it. Only problem I have is that it sometimes crashes, but so do a few other apps since the upgrade to Lion, so it's possibly my own system. Either way, it's boosted my productivity incredibly on the Mac and i'm only just scraping the surface of what it can do!


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