Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 5.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 5.0
Newly Modernized Foundation With New Systems For Find Differences
And Syntax Coloring, Now Compatible With Mac OS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan’

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Sept. 30, 2015 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of TextWrangler™ 5.0, a major upgrade to its high performance, general purpose text editor for Mac OS X.

Built on a new, modernized foundation and compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan,’ TextWrangler 5.0 introduces newly overhauled systems for Find Differences and syntax coloring. In addition, TextWrangler 5.0 introduces new built-in support for EditorConfig and adds dozens of other enhancements and new features.

“With this new release, TextWrangler gains the latest advancements and extensive modernization that we did for BBEdit 11,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “This new foundation supports Mac OS X back to Mountain Lion while being compatible with the newly released El Capitan, sets the stage for ongoing development, and enhances TextWrangler’s usability and power in ways that our customers can appreciate right now.”

The new Find Differences workflow provides a more efficient single-window presentation of results for both file and folder comparisons. A new sidebar for folder comparisons identifies mismatched files and makes easy the process of copying files to bring two differing folders into harmony.

TextWrangler’s new internal syntax coloring mechanics now allow much greater flexibility in color choices for language support. Many factory-supported languages now sport additional color options, and TextWrangler 5.0 also includes several tastefully constructed built-in color schemes.

This new version of TextWrangler provides a number of new built-in commands and editing gestures to enhance everyday productivity. A new “Highlight instances of selected text” feature aids navigation; new commands are provided to support editing tabular text, and make easier the manipulation of entire lines of text.

Customers who later decide to step up to BBEdit 11 will retain user preferences, automatically imported, from an existing TextWrangler 5 installation.

In total, TextWrangler includes more than a hundred additions and refinements to this award-winning general purpose text editor. Detailed information on all of the changes in TextWrangler can be found at:

TextWrangler 5.0 requires Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later, and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.” For more information on TextWrangler, please visit the company’s web site:

Available immediately, all Mac OS X users may download TextWrangler 5.0 free of charge from the Bare Bones Software web site:

Bare Bones Software also intends to make TextWrangler 5.0 available via the Mac App Store.

TextWrangler: Text Engine for the Mac Community

Crafted in Bare Bones Software’s best traditions as a leading Mac software developer, TextWrangler is an award-winning and 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 best-of-class features include grep 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, Unix scripting support, and much more. 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 © 2015, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.