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RegexBuddy Alternatives for Mac

RegexBuddy is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Patterns. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try jRegExAnalyser or RegExhibit. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to RegexBuddy and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to RegexBuddy are Expressions, RegEx Lab, Regexp Testing Tool and RegExpEditor.

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    Patterns

    • Mac

    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.

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    Expressions

    • Mac

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

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    jRegExAnalyser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Main Window showing analysis results, and pop up with escaped Java String export
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    regex tester, but missing other engines' regex (Perl Python Tcl etc)

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    RegExhibit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Having trouble getting your regular expressions just right? Not sure what they match and what they leave out? Tired of having to write test programs every time? RegExhibit can help.

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    Discontinued

    Discontinued, last release in 2007.

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    RegEx Lab

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    RegEx Lab allows you to test regular expressions. The app highlights and underlines text to show matches and capture groups. There's also a handy cheatsheet and a results list view. It has a replace feature too.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRegEx Lab supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  6. Regexp Testing Tool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Regexp testing tool allows to apply group of regexps to huge arrays of data (millions or so) in order to investigate search or search/replacement possibilities of regexp group.

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    RegExpEditor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    What RegExpEditor is can be said easyest by telling what it is not: It is not an editor for regular expressions. Although it can be used for this purpose. Instead RegExpEditor is a text editor that allows you to alter text using regular expressions.

    ⚫︎ PortableRegExpEditor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    a) Webpage on Sourceforge is from 2008,b) no opportunity to download the program as far as I can see, and c) author’s own website is unavailable (http://www.tobiasbude.de/).

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