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

4.3 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

David@OC ,

Great App, but please update

I have been using TextWrangler for a few years now and have really come to depend on this app.
However, recently I have seen little issues here and there pop up and just received a pop up warning from Apple that this App needs updating from the developer and may become unstable.
Please update this app as it is really a great app.

Developer Response ,

TextWrangler is now part of BBEdit. We have sunsetted TextWrangler as a separate product, and we encourage anyone currently using TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead. (BBEdit is identical to TextWrangler in every way that you're used to, but is fully compatible and supported on macOS High Sierra.) More information is available at the "TextWrangler Support" link in the App Store.

Dliferdog ,

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.

JLam1111 ,

One of my best Apps

Text Wrangler is one of the best Apps I have. I use this for all my text files. I especially like the multi file text search, man that is so helpful and a time saver. I have never had an issue with this App, never. It is such a joy to use, I would gladly pay for this app. I’ve been using Text Wrangler for many years and I hope it gets update to support the newer OS X. Since I’ve recently upgraded to High Sierra I now get a warning that says the app is not optimized for your Mac. This is the only reason I can see why an update would be needed.

Thanks you the developer for this awesome App !!


Bare Bones Software, Inc.
9.4 MB

OS X 10.9.5 or later



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.