Bare Bones Software Ships TextWrangler 1.5
Now With Complete AppleScript Support and Additional Developer

BEDFORD, Mass. – August 12, 2003 – Bare Bones Software, Inc. today shipped
TextWrangler(tm) version 1.5, now with full AppleScript(R) support, plus
syntax coloring and function navigation for nine new languages.

TextWrangler offers robust editing capabilities for system administrators,
writers, and programmers in a low-overhead package that’s easy to use.
TextWrangler 1.5 now runs only on Mac OS X(R) v10.2 or later (Mac OS X
v10.2.6 strongly recommended) and is available today via online delivery
from ( for US$49.

“With the addition of AppleScript support to its powerful core engine,
TextWrangler 1.5 becomes an even more productive tool for writing and
composition,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software.
“Its pervasive scriptability also addresses the specific needs of admins,
developers, and others who routinely use AppleScript to build automated
workflow solutions involving multiple applications.”

“Xcode is a set of powerful developer tools that paves the way for the next
generation of applications for Mac OS X,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “TextWrangler’s robust
AppleScript support makes it an ideal tool for incorporating advanced text
manipulation into a workflow or an Xcode project.”

TextWrangler’s extensive AppleScript support not only enables powerful
automation of its own features, but provides broad possibilities when used
in conjunction with other scriptable applications. Further, TextWrangler’s
commands and actions are recordable, to expedite script creation, and
attachable, allowing the enhancement of any built-in menu command by a

To enhance productivity for software developers, TextWrangler 1.5 now
expands syntax coloring and source-code navigation to include source files
in nine new languages. Previously available for files in ANSI C, C++ and
Objective C, TextWrangler 1.5 now also offers syntax coloring and function
navigation for files in Fortran, Java, Object Pascal, Perl, Python, Rez,
Tcl, TeX, and Unix shell script.

For more information on TextWrangler 1.5, or to download a fully functional
demo version, visit the company’s web site:


System Requirements, Pricing and Availability

TextWrangler now requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later (Mac OS X v10.2.6
strongly recommended).

The TextWrangler 1.5 update is available free of charge to all registered
TextWrangler 1.0 customers. An update package is available for download
from the Bare Bones Software web site:


TextWrangler is available today for electronic download directly from Bare
Bones Software for US$49. Multi-packs and site licenses are also available
by contacting ( TextWrangler is not available through
resellers. For details please visit the company’s web site at:


About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc., incorporated in 1994, is a privately-held
corporation based in Bedford, MA. BBEdit, the company’s flagship product,
has received numerous accolades from press and users, including a 2001
Macworld Editor’s Choice Award, a “Great” rating from MacAddict Magazine,
and a rating of 4-and-a-half mice from Macworld Magazine. The company’s
expanding product family also includes TextWrangler, a high-performance
plain text editor, Mailsmith, and Super Get Info. For more information,
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