TextWrangler is now BBEdit — and still free! It's time to switch.
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.
If you are an existing TextWrangler customer, it’s time to switch to BBEdit.
We promise that you will feel right at home, because BBEdit and TextWrangler are identical in every way that you’re used to. They’re built on the same foundation, by the same developers, with the same care; and they work the same way.
Here’s what TextWrangler looks like:
And here’s what BBEdit looks like:
See the resemblance? (BBEdit looks a lot better on those high-resolution Retina displays, too.)
Like TextWrangler, BBEdit is free to download and use. There’s a set of advanced features that you can pay for — if you want to. But you’re not required to pay anything if TextWrangler has been doing the job for you.
When you start using BBEdit, there’s a 30-day period during which you can use all of BBEdit’s advanced features. When that period ends, BBEdit goes into “Free Mode”, in which it offers all of the features that TextWrangler had — and then some — at no charge.
Since we first released BBEdit in 1991, we’ve been committed to providing a first-class free text editor for Mac users. We have not wavered in this commitment, nor will we.
If you decide to use BBEdit in Free Mode, we promise: no splash screens, no unsolicited interruptions. Ever. Just like TextWrangler.
We know it’s a big change, and you probably have questions. We have answers.
If you already have BBEdit and would like to update to the latest version, please go to our updates page.