TextWrangler was an all-purpose text and code editor for macOS, based on the same award-winning technology and user interface as BBEdit, our leading professional HTML and text editor.

We have sunsetted TextWrangler, and we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead.

We’ve put together a handy chart comparing BBEdit and TextWrangler, to help you out.

Please see our Q&A about switching to BBEdit from TextWrangler.

TextWrangler is not compatible with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

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, forever, with no nag screens or unsolicited interruptions.

After the evaluation period, 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.