Reggy Alternatives

    Reggy is described as 'small OS X cocoa/objective-c application to very quickly visualize what a given regular expression will match given a test string. It will also tell you if you have errors in your regular expression'. There are eight alternatives to Reggy for Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Expresso, which is free. Other great apps like Reggy are Rubular (Free), Regulex (Free, Open Source), The Regex Coach (Free Personal) and Debuggex (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    1. 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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    2. A ruby based regular expression editor

      • 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.
    3. The Regex Coach is a graphical application for Windows which can be used to experiment with (Perl-compatible) regular expressions interactively. It has the following features: * It shows whether a regular expression matches a particular target string.


      As stated on the Regex Coach's website: “The program hasn't changed since 2008 and this page is also essentially still the same. But I can confirm that in September 2019 the program still works fine for me on Windows 10.”

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    4. Debuggex is an intuitive visual regular expression debugger, tester, and helper. NOTE: Login/registration relies on Persona which is now shut down. Registration-based features will not work at this time.


      The site has been stopped.

    5. An online JavaScript regular expression tester. Enter a regex expression and test data and determine if matches are made.
    6. 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.

    7. RegViz is a tool for debugging JavaScript regular expressions in a visual way. Advanced highlighting helps you to understand the structure and purpose of a regular expression and to detect bugs therein.
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