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 Oyster (Paid), Regexp Testing Tool (Free), Expressions (Paid) and RegExpEditor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2021

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      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.
    1. 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 almost 5 years ago


    2. Regular expressions are a powerful tool for developers, but they aren't the easiest things to build and debug. Oyster helps you interactively build and test them, storing each "pearl" in an easy to access library.
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    3. 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.


      Discontinued, last release in 2007.

    4. 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.

    5. Expressions is a minimal, distraction-free tool for experimenting with regular expressions. FEATURES - Minimalistic, non–distractive user interface. - Dark and light themes and full-screen mode. - Pattern syntax highlighting. - Pattern and text group highlighting.
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    6. 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.
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