RegexBuddy Alternatives

    RegexBuddy is described as 'is your perfect companion for working with regular expressions. Learning, creating, understanding, testing, using and saving regular expressions has never been easier' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to RegexBuddy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is RegExr, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RegexBuddy are regular expressions 101 (Free), Expresso (Free), iHateRegex (Free, Open Source) and RegexMagic (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2021

    1. is an online tool to learn, build, and test Regular Expressions. It was created by Grant Skinner and the nice people at Features: - Results update in real-time as you type. - Supports JavaScript & PHP/PCRE RegEx.
      RegExr vs RegexBuddy opinions
      This alternative is disputed. RegExr is still a legitimate alternative to RegexBuddy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Support only 2 engines while RegexBuddy 3.6 can simulate 15 flavors (Java, perl, python, ruby, tcl,...)
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      Much much less functionality.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      easy to use, web-accessible, replace function, documentation, explanation function
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    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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      Almost everyone thinks Expresso is a great alternative to RegexBuddy.
    4. 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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    5. Use RegexMagic to generate complete regular expressions to your specifications by using RegexMagics flexible patterns, instead of the cryptic regex syntax.

    6. Patterns is a 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.
    7. Online Silverlight regular expression tester with instantaneous highlighting, regex analysis, code completion, benchmarking, and C# and VB.NET code generation.
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    8. A ruby based regular expression editor
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      This software will let you design your regexps by letting you type the expression and visualize its effect on a sample of your choice.


      Visual REGEXP was last updated in 2006.

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    9. 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.
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      regex tester, but missing other engines' regex (Perl Python Tcl etc)
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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