Bare Bones Software has released Text Wrangler 1.0, a $50 general-purpose text editor without the extensive feature set or higher $180 price of its highly regarded sibling BBEdit. TextWrangler can open and edit nearly any plain-text file, including those with Unicode (UTF-8 and UTF-16) character sets, and features speedy search and replace (including PCRE matching – PCRE stands for Perl-Compatible Regular Expression), syntax coloring, FTP file access, and more. With the release of TextWrangler, Bare Bones has discontinued its free BBEdit Lite; owners of BBEdit Lite can upgrade to the full version of BBEdit for $120 until 31-Mar-03. TextWrangler 1.0 is available in a 30-day full-featured demo version, which is a 9.8 MB download.
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