Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 4.5

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Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 4.5
Now Retina Ready, New Go Menu, Compare Against Previous Versions and More

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – February 21, 2013 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of TextWrangler™ 4.5, a significant update to its high performance, general purpose text editor for Mac OS X.

TextWrangler 4.5 now looks sharp on Macs with high-resolution Retina displays. In addition, TextWrangler 4.5 introduces a Go menu, a new Compare Against Previous Version command, and more.

“BBEdit looks really sharp on a Retina display, and now TextWrangler does too,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “We also took the opportunity to include a range of refinements to keep TextWrangler fresh and current. TextWrangler represents the quality of text editor the Mac community deserves.”

The new Go menu provides convenient access to Jump Point, Function, Line Number and Center Line locations for easier navigation within a document. The new Compare Against Previous Version command leverages OS X’s file versioning to quickly access and compare the active document’s current contents with previously stored versions. TextWrangler now requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, with the new Compare Against Previous Version command requiring Mac OS X 10.7 or later.

TextWrangler 4.5 includes several new command keystroke equivalents and keyboard navigation adjustments to provide additional comfort for refugees from other platforms. TextWrangler 4.5 also includes other refinements and fixes for specific reported issues in this award-winning HTML and text editor. Detailed information on all of the changes in TextWrangler 4.5 can be found at:

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

TextWrangler 4.5 requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. All Mac OS X users may download TextWrangler 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 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 © 2013, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.