Bare Bones Software has introduced TextWrangler 5.0, a major new release for the free text editor, which gains support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan while also adding and improving a number of features. The update improves the Find Differences results windows, replacing the previous three-window presentation with a single window that displays both old and new files simultaneously. Syntax coloring now allows greater flexibility in color choices for language support, and TextWrangler now highlights all instances of a selection by underlining all occurrences in a document. TextWrangler 5.0 also extends Zap Gremlins to use ASCII equivalents when replacing gremlins with the character code, replaces the Recent Documents section in the sidebar with a “recent” pop-up button in the action area at the bottom of the sidebar, adds Select Up and Select Down commands to the Edit menu to facilitate rectangular selection via the keyboard, and improves the Entab/Detab dialog. If you decide to move up to the more powerful BBEdit text editor from Bare Bones, your TextWrangler preferences will be retained and automatically imported into BBEdit. (Free, 9.5 MB, release notes, 10.8.5+)
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