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TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator’s tool.

TextWrangler is a…

  • Powerful Text Editor
  • Programmer’s Text Editor
  • Unix And Server Administrator’s Tool
  • Powerful Text Transformer And Manipulator
  • Good Mac OS Citizen
  • Powerfully Useful Tool
  • product developed in the best traditions of Bare Bones Software , with high performance, ease of use, a rich feature set, and the ability to read its own release notes.
  • Free!!

Note that TextWrangler has been replaced by BareBones' product [http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/bbedit12.html BBEdit0, which has all the same capabilities, and more, as TextWrangler. There is a free version, and a paid version with even more features.

TextWrangler is a must have software for any Macintosh user who makes any changes to their TNG site and its underlying files. The features I use most are:

• "Compare Two Front Documents" which allows you to compare 2 versions of a file and have the difference highlighted, allowing you to merge differences from one to the other.


• TextWrangler "understands" a variety of programming languages, and will colour code elements of syntax in a file - be it PHP, HTML or other languages. See above screen shot. Recognised PHP functions are coloured blue, strings are in pink, etc

• Lets you choose the encoding for a file.


Related Links

The following other ASCII editors may be related: