NOTE: if you came here from an external site, you probably want the Regular Expressions Helper download/support page instead. Annoyingly, some Mac sites are direct-linking to this page, incorrectly
I tried some of the standard OS X apps for doing regexp, and they are all either too expensive, or massively over-featured. Or just far too difficult to understand.
I’ve integrated regexp behind the scenes in several iPhone apps, and I’m pretty confident using the libs. So, this seemed like a good excuse to make a first native OS X app.
- The text you want to change can either be a file (drag/drop to the app), or text (copy/paste into the box)
- While you type your regexp, the app constantly updates the output to show you what would happen (great for checking you’ve got the regexp syntax you intended)
- When you’re done, select the output box and copy/paste the results to wherever you need them