Updates from Bare Bones
by Giles Turnbull
Bare Bones software has issued an update to its free text editor, TextWrangler. The 2.1.1 update is mainly about bugfixes, although there are a couple of new minor features, one of which is a "Register" menu item. Before you scoff about that being not much of a 'feature', consider that registered TextWrangler users are in a position to buy BBEdit at a significant discount, so it's something that could well appeal to a fair number of people.
The list of squashed bugs covers a lot of problems, so if you've suffered from any of these, this update should be good news for you.
This follows last week's BBEdit update to 8.2.4, which was a broadly similar bug-fixing update.
I've said it before, and it bears repeating now: TextWrangler remains one of the best bits of freeware currently available for OS X. Few other free applications offer such a wide array of features and such reliable performance.
Like many other long-time BBEdit/TextWrangler users, I've falled in love with TextMate (http://www.macromates.com/). If you haven't already, go check it out. It's not as finished and mature as BBEdit (which has been around for how long now? forever it seems...) is yet but it's improving fast, I think.
The increased file size (when compared to the previous release) made me curious, so I checked with Get Info, and sure enough TextWrangler is now a Universal Binary. Just wonder why it's not in the release notes.