Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 4.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 4.0!
Major Upgrade Highlights Advanced Power and Streamlined Interface

BEDFORD, Mass. – April 10, 2012 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of TextWrangler™ 4.0, a major upgrade to its high performance, general purpose text editor for Mac OS X.

TextWrangler 4 introduces new editing and disk browser window layouts, switchable syntax color schemes, and seamless preservation of open documents on relaunch. In addition, TextWrangler 4 also includes a completely re-imagined Preferences window, new Setup window, a streamlined filtering and automation interface, new support for Verilog and VHDL, plus a new modeless “Open File by Name” feature with efficient search-as-you-type results. TextWrangler 4 includes other significant performance and user interface enhancements.

In TextWrangler 4, the new editing window now presents a streamlined layout with easy, direct access to both open and recent documents. When run on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), TextWrangler 4 also supports “Full-screen” mode and “any edge” window resizing.

Upon quitting, TextWrangler 4 now automatically remembers the contents of unsaved documents, and restores them the next time it is launched.

The completely re-imagined Preferences window in TextWrangler 4 makes customization easier than ever before. For example, a new “Text Colors” preference panel now makes it easy to create and switch between different color schemes. In addition, a new Setup window provides a central location to manage configuration, including FTP/SFTP bookmarks, grep patterns and file filters.

Access to text filters and scripts is now streamlined, plus TextWrangler 4 now has the ability to treat AppleScripts and Unix scripts as co-equal and both may be used as text filters or run directly as scripts.

Detailed information on changes and improvements implemented in TextWrangler 4 can be found at:

For more information on TextWrangler, please visit the company’s web site:

TextWrangler 4 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (10.6.8, or 10.7.3 or later recommended). All Mac OS X users may download TextWrangler 4 free of charge from the Mac App Store or 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. Additional information can be found on the company’s web site at:

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Mac. 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 © 2012, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.