Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 3.1

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Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 3.1
Enhanced Command Line Integration with New Search Tool, and More

BEDFORD, Mass. – Jan. 19, 2010 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of TextWrangler™ 3.1, a significant update to the award-winning text editor.

TextWrangler 3.1 introduces a new command-line tool, “twfind”, which provides access to TextWrangler’s legendary multi-file searching from the Unix command line.

In addition, FTP/SFTP browsers now feature a “New” button allowing for the creation of new files and folders directly within the browser window. Further enhancements include direct management of attached menu scripts in the Menus preference panel, improvements to the Java and Python language support, new support for the ability to browse Unix “tar” files in disk browsers, and the addition of an “Unlearn Spelling” command to remove learned words from a user’s spelling dictionary, when running on Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

Version 3.1 also offers enhanced handling of extended file attributes, improved syntax coloring and more. In addition, interface enhancements to the Find and Multi-File Search windows now show tooltips when hovering over various option switches and buttons.

TextWrangler 3.1 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 3.1 can be found at:

TextWrangler 3.1 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 3.1 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 3.1 is available immediately, free of charge for all Mac OS X users and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. TextWrangler may be obtained from Bare Bones Software at:

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, projects, a scratchpad, text factory, text completion, and clipping support 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, WeatherCal and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2010, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.