Major Interface Overhaul, More Than a Hundred Improvements for the
Popular Mac Text Editor
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 9, 2007 – Macworld Conference and
Expo 2007, Booth #N4034 – Bare Bones Software, Inc., developer of
leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, today announced the release
and immediate availability of TextWrangler 2.2, a significant upgrade
to the award-winning text editor.
With more than a hundred new features and improvements, TextWrangler
2.2 represents a major interface overhaul for this popular,
general-purpose text processing tool. The changes are designed to
streamline navigation and ease discovery of TextWrangler’s powerful
“TextWrangler gives the Mac community a strong, capable text editor,”
explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc.
“As the little brother to BBEdit, this update brings to TextWrangler
the well-conceived, attractively presented enhancements and features
which help increase our customers’ productivity. For TextWrangler
2.2, we’ve taken a huge leap forward in interface polish and
usability, increasing the potential for the Mac community to be more
productive than ever.”
TextWrangler 2.2 provides extensive improvements to the layout and
usability of text-editing views including a revised and simplified
tool bar, and enhancements to the navigation bar to speed navigation
within the current document. An expanded status bar displays document
properties at a glance, and allows quick access for adjustments.
TextWrangler 2.2 can now read and write the “binary property list”
format used in Mac OS X 10.4. The ability to seamlessly open and save
of gzip-compressed (.gz) text files, extends to binary property lists
that are themselves gzip-compressed.
Version 2.2 also provides significant improvements to the built-in
adjust display and editing options on a per-language basis, providing
maximum control in the pursuit of improved productivity.
TextWrangler’s Preferences window, the nerve center for controlling
and customizing TextWrangler’s behaviors, has been extensively
revised and simplified. A new Menus preference panel provides unified
control over TextWrangler’s menu structure, including adjustment of
keyboard equivalents and the ability to show and hide individual menu
commands and even entire menus.
The powerful Find Differences feature highlights specific character
differences within a changed line. An improved FTP/SFTP browser is
now more discoverable, and in TextWrangler 2.2 immediately becomes
available when choosing “Open from FTP/SFTP Server.” The revised Disk
Browser window now presents a hierarchical file listing, and provides
the ability to apply TextWrangler’s powerful file filters to reduce
the size of the list, if desired.
TextWrangler 2.2 incorporates version 5.0 of the Perl-Compatible
Regular Expression library (PCRE). TextWrangler 2.2 also now supports
“check spelling as you type.”
Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements
implemented in TextWrangler 2.2 can be found at:
For more information on TextWrangler, or to download the software,
visit the company’s web site:
Pricing and Availability
TextWrangler 2.2 is available immediately, free of charge for all Mac
users and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
TextWrangler 2.2 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 (http://www.barebones.com/), send email to
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or call (781) 687-0700.
TextWrangler is the sibling product to BBEdit, the award-winning HTML
and text editor for the Macintosh. BBEdit offers professionals and
passionate hobbyists even more power, from the advanced HTML and CSS
tools to seamless integration with version control systems, Text
Factory, Glossaries and much more.
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 Yojimbo, an effortless information organizer, and 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 (http://www.barebones.com/) or send email to
TextWrangler, Yojimbo, Super Get Info and the Bare Bones Software
logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit, Mailsmith and “It doesn’t suck”
are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright (c)
2007, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.