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

4.5 out of 5
162 Ratings
162 Ratings
Dliferdog ,

My go-to application for text

I do lots of research and presentation of data for marketing. TextWrangler helps me solve numerous challenges with text from a variety of sources. My most common use cases: 1. clean up screen-grabbed text to put into a spreadsheet, 2. “fix” text from a PDF document for use in InDesign/Illustrator, 3. remove duplicates from lists, 4. augment lists with tags and missing data. Anytime I think that I might need to do a bunch of manual cleanup of text, I paste my text into TextWrangler and see if I can leverage any patterns to make the job easier. I’m not yet a GREP expert, but I understand how powerful that would be to know. A wishlist item: some way of constructing GREP searches with a preview to get feedback/learn quicker. Excellent application.

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!

Helco@LA ,

Great App, but please update

I have been using TextWrangler for a few years now and have really come to depend on this app.
However, recently I have seen little issues here and there pop up and just received a pop up warning from Apple that this App needs updating from the developer and may become unstable.
Please update this app as it is really a great app.

Developer Response ,

TextWrangler is now part of BBEdit. We have sunsetted TextWrangler as a separate product, and we encourage anyone currently using TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead. (BBEdit is identical to TextWrangler in every way that you're used to, but is fully compatible and supported on macOS High Sierra.) More information is available at the "TextWrangler Support" link in the App Store.


Bare Bones Software, Inc.
9.4 MB
Developer Tools

OS X 10.9.5 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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