Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 5.5

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Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 5.5
New Update Boosts Performance, Adds Features, Includes Numerous Interface Refinements and Workflow Improvements

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – July 26, 2016 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of TextWrangler™ 5.5, a significant update to its powerful, general purpose text editor for Mac OS X.

TextWrangler 5.5 offers numerous performance improvements, refinements to fit and finish, and changes to streamline workflow in specific areas, such as Find Differences. In all, this new version includes more than 250 new features, changes to existing features, and fixes for specific reported issues. Version 5.5 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is fully compatible with OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.”

“TextWrangler remains as powerful and full featured as ever,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “We’ve crafted TextWrangler in the best traditions of Bare Bones Software, with the same deliberate care and consideration we put into all of our products. TextWrangler helps people increase their productivity and we hope the Mac community uses it to change the world.”

The updated TextWrangler application boosts performance in a wide variety of areas, with the result that many common operations are faster than before. In addition, TextWrangler 5.5 significantly streamlines the workflow for Find Differences, with changes ranging from an easier-to-use Find Differences dialog to automatic synchronized scrolling of the documents being compared within a Differences window.

Version 5.5 incorporates numerous refinements to the fit and finish of TextWrangler. Reorganization of some menus and elements of editing windows makes more efficient use of available space and reduces visual overhead, even as new commands are added.

Additional updates and improvements in the new version include additions to the FTP/SFTP connection interface, new features in the “edit” command-line tool, and a new compare options AppleScript property.

TextWrangler 5.5 is a recommended update that requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and is fully compatible with OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.” In total, TextWrangler includes more than 250 additions and refinements to this award-winning general purpose text editor. Detailed information on all of the changes in TextWrangler can be found at:

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

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

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

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