TextWrangler

TextWrangler is an all-purpose text and code editor for Mac OS X, based on the same award-winning technology as BBEdit, our leading professional HTML and text editor.

We’re encouraging everyone currently using or interested in using TextWrangler to install and use BBEdit.

We’ve put together a handy chart comparing BBEdit and TextWrangler, to help you out. And of course, we have a fully functional demonstration version so that you can try out BBEdit.

Should I upgrade to BBEdit?

You can think of BBEdit as TextWrangler’s “big brother”. It’s a text editing power tool, with a rich set of HTML markup tools and other web development aids; an advanced “Projects” feature for helping you keep track of related files; integrated support for source-code control using Git, Subversion or Perforce; and many more features to help software developers, web developers, and anyone else with text editing needs to work more smoothly and productively.

A better free alternative

BBEdit offers a 30-day evaluation period, during which its full feature set is available. At the end of the evaluation period, you can continue to use BBEdit for free as a demo, forever, with no nag screens or unsolicited interruptions.

In demo mode, BBEdit provides a modified set of features, which incorporates all of TextWrangler’s features, and offers unique features of its own. In the best tradition of TextWrangler, using BBEdit in this fashion costs you nothing, while providing an upgrade path to advanced features and capabilities.

How do I get BBEdit?

Download BBEdit here. (BBEdit is only available as an electronic download. Its license agreement is available here.)

If you already have BBEdit and would like to update to the latest version, please go to our updates page.

How do I get TextWrangler?

Download TextWrangler here. (TextWrangler is only available as an electronic download. Its license agreement is available here.)

If you already have TextWrangler and would like to update to the latest version, please go to our updates page.

TextWrangler System Requirements

OS X Compatibility Notes

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