Bare Bones Software Ships TextWrangler 2.1
General Purpose Text Editor Updated With Interface and Scripting Enhancements

BEDFORD, Mass. – July 6, 2005 – Bare Bones Software, Inc., developer of
leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, today announced the immediate
availability of TextWrangler 2.1, their award-winning text editor. The
updated version of this popular coder’s and administrator’s text processing
tool includes fixes for reported issues, and various refinements and
interface enhancements.

“TextWrangler’s powerful engine, approachable interface, and strong feature
set represent, in our view, the standard for freely available Mac
software,” explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software.
“TextWrangler 2.1 includes a number of enhancements and refinements,
particularly to the Documents Drawer, which were inspired by customer
feedback. We are grateful to those customers who have taken the time to
write in and share their thoughts.”

TextWrangler 2.1 is available free of charge. An update package is
available to all TextWrangler 2.0 users for download from the Bare Bones
Software web site:


About TextWrangler 2

Crafted in Bare Bones Software’s best traditions as a leading Mac software
developer, TextWrangler 2 is a powerful general purpose text editor. It
features a clean and easy to use interface and a rich set of features for
composing and manipulating text.

TextWrangler’s feature set includes such diverse elements as multi-file
search and replace with optional regular expression (“Grep”) pattern
matching, function navigation and code coloring for numerous code
languages, the ability to easily work with files on remote FTP and SFTP
servers, and comprehensive support for AppleScript and Unix scripting. This
makes it an ideal tool for composition, clerical tasks, system
administration or software development. TextWrangler 2 requires Mac OS X
10.3.5 or later, and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”.

Pricing and Availability

TextWrangler 2.1 is available immediately, free of charge for all Mac users.

Registered TextWrangler users may upgrade to BBEdit at a significant
discount. BBEdit offers professionals even more power, from advanced HTML
and CSS tools to seamless integration with version control systems, Text
Factory, Glossaries and much more.

TextWrangler 2.1 may be obtained from Bare Bones Software at:


Commercial licensing terms are available for companies who wish to add
value to their products by including TextWrangler 2 in the product
distribution. For additional details on TextWrangler 2 and other Bare Bones
Software products, please visit the company’s web site at
(, send email to (, or call
(781) 687-0700.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the
Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional software
with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion from Mac users
worldwide. The company’s award-winning products include BBEdit, a
professional HTML and text editor, Mailsmith, an extra-strength email
client, and TextWrangler, a high-performance plain text editor. The
company’s expanding product family also includes Super Get Info, a file and
folder info utility. Bare Bones Software has been crafting fine Mac
software since 1993 and operates as a privately-held corporation based in
Bedford, MA. For more information, visit ( or
send email to (