Honestly, I thought one of my oldest and favorite text editors, TextWrangler, had been discontinued years ago in favor of BBEdit, which actually cost money, and requires a BBEdit for Dummies book to learn. Suddenly, just in time for Snow Leopard, TextWrangler pops out in version 3.0, is still free, and comes with a bunch of geeky new features. What’s a text editor?
At its most basic, a text editor is a tool for simply editing text. You can use a text editor for a wide variety of tasks from cleaning up data, to editing configuration files on your Mac or server, to writing HTML or coding.
In other words, TextWrangler produces clean text used in coding, editing, and is devoid of all the formatting cruft that comes naturally with Microsoft Word and other popular word processors.
UPDATE: Wil’s quick review of the new TextWrangler on Mac360.