TextWrangler: Free Text Editor

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Bare Bones Software’s TextWrangler (free) may have been written with coders in mind, but it’s surprisingly handy for designers.

TextWrangler is a powerful text editor that also recognizes HTML, CSS, Java, and other languages, and you can use it to edit the contents of e-books, too. It color-codes the languages it understands, which makes it easier to find problems in Web page and e-book files, plus it offers a distraction-free writing environment.

TextWrangler has tons of useful features, such as case conversion, a Go menu that lets you build and step through different sections of your documents, a find/replace that works in multiple files (even files that aren’t open), and much more.