Patterns Alternatives

    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 (Free), Expresso (Free), RegexBuddy (Paid) and RegexMagic (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 15, 2021

    1. 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. Features: - Results update in real-time as you type. - Supports JavaScript & PHP/PCRE RegEx.
    2. Regex101 is a powerful, online regular expression tool with extensive support for multiple languages including PHP, PCRE, Python and JavaScript.


    3. 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 is your perfect companion for working with regular expressions. Learning, creating, understanding, testing, using and saving regular expressions has never been easier.
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    5. Use RegexMagic to generate complete regular expressions to your specifications by using RegexMagics flexible patterns, instead of the cryptic regex syntax.


    6. Online Silverlight regular expression tester with instantaneous highlighting, regex analysis, code completion, benchmarking, and C# and VB.NET code generation.
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    7. A ruby based regular expression editor
    8. jRegExAnalyser is an interactive tool written in Java to write, test, debug, analyse and profile regular expressions. Its free and Open Source software, licensed under the terms of GPLv2 with Class Path Exception.
      • 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. FEATURES - Written in pure JavaScript. No backend needed.
    9. A free environment for regular expression testing (ferret). It allows you to write regexes and test them against a sample text, providing extensive output about the results.
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