TextWrangler
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TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator's tool. Oh, and also, like the best things in life, it's free. TextWrangler is the "little brother" to BBEdit, a leading professional HTML and text editor.

Features:
  • General Purpose Text Editor
  • Programmer's Text Editor
  • Unix And Server Administrator's Tool
  • Powerful Text Transformer And Manipulator
  • Good Mac OS Citizen
  • Powerfully Useful Tool
  • Product developed in the best traditions of
What's New
Version 4.5.8:
  • Made TextWrangler even more awesome by fixing issues reported by our customers.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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TextWrangler User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Aargl reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
I think I've never reviewed this though I've been using it for years now... :-)
I use it for any raw text file, and more specifically to check and compare prefs, html or xml files of any kind.
When you've changed a .css file with your favorite web creation app and want to sum up all the changes you've made from the original file, it's quite perfect — just an example.
I've also been able to recover data from a well known Todo app that messed up things between versions... ;-)
Nice app!
[Version 4.5.7]


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+10
Jgj commented on 05 Mar 2014
4.5.7 Crashed upon first launch repeatedly on 10.9.2.

However, I was able to fix this by trashing the preference plist and starting over.
[Version 4.5.7]


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Shodan commented on 04 Mar 2014
I've been using jEdit for years and have been wondering whether trying another editor was worth the time investment. Has anyone used/compared TextWrangler (or another editor) with jEdit? If so, would you mind sharing your thoughts/opinions?

Cheers.
[Version 4.5.6]

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+45
Janichsan replied on 05 Mar 2014
Download it, try it. It's free.
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-4

Erik Carlson reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
Wow like BBedit light :-)
[Version 4.5.6]

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Janichsan replied on 05 Mar 2014
That's because it actually *is* BBEdit Lite.
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+557

Penguirl reviewed on 11 Oct 2013
I am no coder by any means, but when I do need a plain text editor TextWrangler is what I turn to. My lazy, sloppy hosts file worked just fine in 10.6 but when I upgraded to 10.8 it was not filtering out the connections that I do not want. Using TextWrangler I was able to do a find and replace using spaces & carriage returns that fixed my hosts file up in a jiffy. No more Facebook, etc… Yay!

Thank you Bare Bones!
[Version 4.5.3]


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+35

DirkTheMenace reviewed on 19 Aug 2013
Fantastic editor. Remarkably for free too !!

It's simple: if you need a very good code/text editor, you need this.
[Version 4.5.3]


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+72
Jjpong commented on 05 Jun 2013
I like TextWrangler a lot especially after Apple, Inc. has made TextEdit pretty much useless for editing programming code snippets. What bothers me, though, is that TextWrangler always opens a new document sheet with the maximum height possible. Every time I create a document sheet, I have to adjust its height, which costs me 2 seconds or more.
[Version 4.5.2]

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153957photography replied on 17 Jul 2013
That can eb fixed;
Open a window in Text Wrangler,
Make it the size you want.
Menu bar -> Window -> `Save Default Text Window`
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+13

Unicorn reviewed on 26 May 2013
I use this because Text edit (native mac text app) doesn't appear the same to windows users.
I have to save the text as formatted for windows. Sometimes I may even get a broken text file, and this helps with the different language codes you can open it with. I know it does more than that~ but I'm happy that there's something like this around :3
[Version 4.5.1]


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+29

M-Rick reviewed on 26 Apr 2013
Reverted to version 4.0.1 because those stupid jerks removed the convert to ASCII command…
It is necessary to clean some text, to execute SQL command for example in my case…
[Version 4.5.1]

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Ketterling replied on 05 May 2013
Why would you call these guys "stupid jerks" just because they changed something in their FREE product that you rely on??
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Kripton reviewed on 04 Apr 2013
This app app is a must. It can open every file, even the bigger ones.
It's easy to write any kind of code with it. C, PHP, etc.
[Version 4.5.1]


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Toad had trouble on 05 Jun 2013
Why is it that when I start the last three versions of TextWrangler it opens all 5000 files in the last directory I edited a file in? I keep reverting to 3.5.3.
[Version 4.5.2]


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+26
Makosuke had trouble on 10 May 2012
After upgrading to TextWrangler 4.0 I'm no longer getting type-specific Finder icons--just generic blank ones (I have preview icons turned off for speed). This is on two separate systems, too.

This was never a problem with previous versions of TextWrangler, and files owned by anything else use the custom icon correctly (including the same files that TextWrangler fails on--switch an HTML doc to Expresso, for example, and it shows the Espresso icon.)

I've gone through the basics for the issue; re-did the "Open with" and applied to all, repaired permissions, rebooted, redownloaded and replaced the application with a fresh copy.

Nobody else is reporting this, but I'm seeing it on two different computers. Is there something obvious I'm missing?
[Version 4.0]

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Makosuke replied on 16 May 2012
Version 4.0.1 appears to fix this, though it's not mentioned in the list of changes.

+17

Hal Itosis rated on 09 Apr 2014

[Version 4.5.8]



Whitefishsc rated on 09 Apr 2014

[Version 4.5.8]



+6

Night.Owl rated on 21 Feb 2014

[Version 4.5.6]



+1

Schimo rated on 18 Feb 2014

[Version 4.5.6]



Tetsuo rated on 18 Dec 2013

[Version 4.5.4]



+6

BadBadger rated on 17 Nov 2013

[Version 4.5.3]



+87

Masterminter rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 4.5.3]



+80

Aetnaria rated on 24 Aug 2013

[Version 4.5.3]



+155

Lesoth0 rated on 18 Jul 2013

[Version 4.5.3]



+17

Hal Itosis rated on 17 Jul 2013

[Version 4.5.3]


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License:Free
Date:09 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator's tool. Oh, and also, like the best things in life, it's free. TextWrangler is the "little brother" to BBEdit, a leading professional HTML and text editor.

Features:
  • General Purpose Text Editor
  • Programmer's Text Editor
  • Unix And Server Administrator's Tool
  • Powerful Text Transformer And Manipulator
  • Good Mac OS Citizen
  • Powerfully Useful Tool
  • Product developed in the best traditions of Bare Bones Software, with high performance, ease of use, a rich feature set, and the ability to read its own release notes


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