Software : Bare Bones : TextWrangler

Bare Bones TextWrangler

(as of 12/4/2014)

Software Overview

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

Bare Bones TextWrangler is a free text editor primarily used to edit source code. It is considered the "little brother" of BBEdit as it is similar, but provides less features.

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 OS X platform. Bare Bones TextWrangler is a good choice for OS X users looking for a free source code editor.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.TXT – Plain Text File

Other file extensions used by Bare Bones TextWrangler 4

Supported File Types
.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 Formats
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.DIZDescription in Zip File
.GALAXYBlizzard Galaxy File
.INFOGeneric Information File
.LSTData List
.MARKDOWNMarkdown Documentation File
.SC2LOCALEBlizzard StarCraft 2 Localization File

Updated: December 4, 2014