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.
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/.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
My Go-to Text Editing app
Downloaded this several months ago when I had to do a large amount of editing of text files to look for and replace certain characters including hidden/special characters and it worked great. Since then, it's become my go-to app for opening, editing, and working with text files on my Mac.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.