Bare Bones TextWrangler

Version4(as of 7/28/2020)
Rating:2.3  |  12 Votes

Main Features

  • Syntax coloring and function navigation for C++, PHP, XML, JavaScript, and other programming languages
  • Single and multi-file search and replace
  • Multi-byte and Unicode editing
  • Split editing windows

Software Overview

Bare Bones TextWrangler is a free text editor primarily used to edit source code. It is now discontinued and has been replaced by BBEdit, which is also developed by Bare Bones.

TextWrangler provides many of the basic text editing features, such as spell check and find and replace functionality, but also features useful programming capabilities. The text editor offers syntax highlighting and function navigation for a variety of program languages, including HTML, PHP, JavaScript, XML, Perl, Python, C++, and Ruby. The program also provides "Codeless Language Modules" for producing your own TextWrangler language modules and can function as an integrated external editor with Xcode.

While TextWrangler can be used for simply composing and editing plain-text files, it is geared towards users who need to read and write code, such as programmers and web designers. The text editor provides a variety of helpful features, a clean interface, and convenient integration with the macOS platform. However, since TextWrangler is now discontinued, you should try Bare Bones BBEdit instead.

Primary File Type

txt icon.TXTPlain Text File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.TXTPlain Text File
.ANSANSI Text File
.BBLMBBEdit Language Module
.CC/C++ Source Code File
.FTNFortran Source Code File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.INCInclude File
.JSONJavaScript Object Notation File
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.PMPerl Module
.RBRuby Source Code
.UTF8Unicode UTF8-Encoded Text Document

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.DIZDescription in Zip File
.GALAXYBlizzard Galaxy File
.INFOGeneric Information File
.LSTData List
.MARKDOWNMarkdown Documentation File
.SC2LOCALEBlizzard StarCraft 2 Localization File
Updated 7/28/2020