Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 3.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 3.0
New Direct Editing in Browser and Results Windows, Non-modal Find and Multi-File Search, Improved FTP Performance, and More

BEDFORD, Mass. – August 25, 2009 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of TextWrangler™ 3.0, a major update to the award-winning text editor.

TextWrangler 3.0 introduces direct editing within disk browsers and search results windows, as well as non-modal Find and Multi-File Search windows. TextWrangler 3.0 also offers significantly improved FTP performance, an overhauled FTP/SFTP user interface, revamped Ruby and JavaScript language support, and numerous other improvements to the built-in programming language support.

TextWrangler’s search and replace power is now channeled through modeless Find and Multi-File Search windows, which sport new options and still offer extensive keyboard controls for streamlined operation. The Find Differences command now generates more usable results for file comparisons, and now supports reviewing and applying discrete differences that occur within lines.

This new version introduces a revamped interface for working with files via FTP and SFTP, significant improvements to FTP file transfer performance, and workflow refinements for and multi-file searching.

TextWrangler 3.0 brings substantial improvements in Ruby and JavaScript language support. The Objective-C and Objective-C++ modules have been updated with additional language keywords; and the Java and Python modules have also been significantly enhanced.

TextWrangler 3.0 can now directly browse the contents of Unix “tar” files, and transparently read and write bz2 compressed files. A new Document Statistics display presents the number of characters, words, and lines in each text view’s status bar.

TextWrangler 3.0 also includes fixes to reported issues and significant refinements to this popular, general-purpose text processing tool. Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in TextWrangler 3.0 can be found at:

TextWrangler 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard™.

All Mac OS X users may download TextWrangler 3.0 free of charge from the Bare Bones Software web site:

Text Engine for the Mac Community

Crafted in Bare Bones Software’s best traditions as a leading Mac software developer, TextWrangler is a powerful general purpose text editor. It features a clean and easy to use interface and a rich set of features for composing and manipulating text.

TextWrangler’s feature set includes such diverse elements as multi-file search and replace with optional regular expression (“Grep”) pattern matching, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous languages, the ability to easily work with files on remote FTP and SFTP servers, and comprehensive support for AppleScript and Unix scripting. This makes it an ideal tool for composition, clerical tasks, system administration or software development. Recent additions include the ability to edit in browsers, a new non-modal Find and Multi-File Search windows, and much more.

Pricing and Availability

TextWrangler 3.0 is available immediately, free of charge for all Mac OS X users and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

TextWrangler 3.0 may be obtained from Bare Bones Software at:

Commercial licensing terms are available for companies who wish to add value to their products by including TextWrangler in the product distribution. For additional details on TextWrangler and other Bare Bones Software products, please visit the company’s web site at, send email to, or call (978) 251-0500.

TextWrangler is the sibling product to BBEdit, the award-winning HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. BBEdit offers professionals and passionate hobbyists even more power, from the advanced HTML and CSS tools to seamless integration with version control systems, code folding, text completion, Projects, a Scratchpad, Text Factory, Clipping sets and much more.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional software with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion from Mac users worldwide, plus quite a few awards. For more information, visit

TextWrangler, Yojimbo, Super Get Info and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit, Mailsmith and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2009, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.