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

123 Ratings

123 Ratings

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!

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!

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.


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