Advanced Find and Replace Alternatives for Mac

    Advanced Find and Replace is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is grep, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Advanced Find and Replace and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Advanced Find and Replace are FAR - Find And Replace (Free, Open Source), Find Any File (Paid), iFileX (Free) and iXoft TexFinderX (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
    2. FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions.
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    3. Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by content, though).
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    4. iFileX's functionality and design is based on Mac OS early-era file search tools such as Find File and Sherlock, now replaced by Spotlight.
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    5. TexFinderX is a freeware tool to search and replace text inside entire folders. TexFinderX is MacOS X, Snow Leopard, Windows XP, Vista and Seven compatible.
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    6. Rummage is a cross platform tool for crawling directories and searching and replacing in text files. It is written in Python and uses wxPython for the GUI. Rummage allows for literal or regex searches and has configurations for limiting the files etc.
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    7. Don't worry about those many files where you have to change a few things! There's no need to open every single file and edit them manually, Search and Replace does it all for you!
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