Good, free editing software for Mac

July 16, 2016
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TextWrangler is a powerful, general-purpose text editor crafted in Bare Bones Software's best traditions. For anyone who works with text, this award-winning application provides a clean, intelligent interface to a rich set of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text with high performance. 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, Mac OS X Unix scripting support, and much more.

Good program hampered by Apple Store
by baldersfather

Overall, this is a 4-star or above program but is hampered by Apple’s DRM. There’s no feeling as much as being stabbed like a knife as when you go to run Textwrangler to perform critical work on a tight timeframe and you discover that you can’t because of Apple blocking the program saying I’m not authorized and need to login to use the program.

Maybe this is a little inconvenient when you CANNOT login because of location and circumstances?

I will still use Textwrangler but I cannot risk being without a core tool when it most needed. I’m probably taking off 0.5 star for this issue. So I will increase from current 3 star to a 4 star review (3.5).

Fairly decent text editor
by Matt11

I've been using this app for years. The only biggest inconvenience it has is that the context menu for selected text in the editor does not offer OS text services so you have to go to the app menu - Services to access text services. In case you don't know what OS servies are, go to Apple - System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Services - Text. Most apps like OS X Mail let you invoke these upon text selections via the context menu but TextWrangler does not.

Finely crafted text editor
by ObeyTheFist
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