March 2nd 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Bare Bones Software:
While the next version of macOS hasn't even been announced yet, when it ships, TextWrangler won't be updated for it--but BBEdit will.
Last summer Bare Bones Software shifted BBEdit from a paid app to freemium with basic functionality available for free. The more advanced features can be unlocked for a fee.
Essentially this make TextWrangler obsolete from a product lineup perspective. Still, I like TextWrangler. I like TextWrangler just because it's clean and simple for my day to day needs that don't involve using Grep, etc. I bought BBEdit 20+ years ago I think at version 3. I love it and its power, but over the years it's gained more firepower while my needs have gotten lighter.