Bare Bones Software announces the end of TextWrangler


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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.