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Patterns is described as 'simple yet powerful tool for working with regular expressions. Build great patterns quickly and effortlessly with syntax coloring and with matching and replacing occurring in real time' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Patterns for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is RegExr, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Patterns are regular expressions 101, Expresso, RegexBuddy and iHateRegex.

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Patterns is a simple yet powerful tool for working with regular expressions. Build great patterns quickly and effortlessly...

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  1. RegExr icon

    RegExr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    RegExr.com is an online tool to learn, build, and test Regular Expressions. It was created by Grant Skinner and the nice people at gskinner.com.

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  2. Regex101 is a powerful, online regular expression tool with extensive support for multiple languages including PHP, PCRE, Python and JavaScript.

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    Expresso

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The award-winning Expresso editor is equally suitable as a teaching tool for the beginning user of regular expressions or as a full-featured development environment for the experienced programmer or web designer with an extensive knowledge of regular expressions.

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  4. RegexBuddy icon

    RegexBuddy

    • Windows

    RegexBuddy is your perfect companion for working with regular expressions. Learning, creating, understanding, testing, using and saving regular expressions has never been easier.

    Create and edit regexes with the regex tree and regex building blocks
  5. iHateRegex icon

    iHateRegex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    iHateRegex offers an easy way for developers to find helpful and reusable regular expressions while also providing an intuitive playground to interact with regex snippets to create or just learn.

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    Regulex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Regulex is an open-source, regular expression parser and visualizer. It's available online, can be embedded in other websites, or the code can be self-hosted as a JavaScript tool.

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  7. RegexMagic icon

    RegexMagic

    • Windows

    Use RegexMagic to generate complete regular expressions to your specifications by using RegexMagics flexible patterns, instead of the cryptic regex syntax.

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  8. Regex Hero icon

    Regex Hero

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    .NET regular expression tester with instantaneous highlighting, code completion, and C# and VB.NET code generation.

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  9. Expressions icon

    Expressions

    • Mac

    Expressions is a minimal, distraction-free tool for experimenting with regular expressions.

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  10. Rubular icon

    Rubular

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A ruby based regular expression editor.

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