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Find & Replace It for Mac

Find and replace text strings in multiple files, with or without regex.

$20.00
In English
Version 2.3.7
3.1
Based on 10 user rates

Find & Replace It overview

Find & Replace It! is a high-end solution to find files and execute search-and-replace operations across directories. It allows performing very complex batch replacements inside text files of any size. It supports regular expression syntax and dozens of encodings. It has scripting capabilities which allow transforming on the fly the replacement text for every found string. It even handles batch processing of the encoding of files, as well as of types of end-of-lines.

Here are five key points of Find & Replace It! that make the difference with its competitors:

  • Handles more than 50 different kinds of text encodings. If your are stucked with some UTF-8 encoding, some Chinese contents or any others non ASCII encodings, Find & Replace It! is the solution for you. It also handles the different kinds of end-of-line.
  • Handles huge files. If you want to process any kind of dump files containing tons of text, like a log of 10 GB, Find & Replace It! will do it for you.
  • Provides a regular expression editor. This editor offers tools to easily build regular expressions even if you are a newby.
  • Provides a find & replace preview. The preview window gives you an immediate feed-back that makes easy to check the impact of your replacement within any file without modifying its content. This is especially usefull whenever you are searching for a complex expression and you don't want to replace it blindly in many files.
  • Makes it possible to dynamically adjust the replacement text. It provides three ways of dynamically adjust the replacement text according to the text found. For instance, it is possible to reuse a fragment of the found expression into the replacement text, do arithmetic operations on found text, insert the path or filename of replaced files, apply conditional operations on the replacement string (JavaScript interface), manipulate dates, etc.

The GUI of Find & Replace It! consists of seven panes that you can arrange in any way you want. You can dock panes side by side, arrange them in tabs, or make them float. Adjust the windows layout to the way you like to work. Find & Replace It! comes with four pre-arrange layouts that can be customized the way you want depending on the size of your screen. You can switch from one layout to another in a simple click.

What’s new in version 2.3.7

Version 2.3.7:
  • Workaround for an intermittent activation problem that fails due to an unavailable Internet connection. This is due to a bug in the Qt Network library that sometimes falsely reports an inaccessible network adapter.
  • Fixed handling of possible SSL errors.

Find & Replace It for Mac

$20.00
In English
Version 2.3.7
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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3.1

(12 Reviews of Find & Replace It)

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rcrooks1969
rcrooks1969
Jan 5 2015
2.3
5.0
Jan 5 2015
5.0
Version: 2.3
Just an update to the review I left last year. I've tried every search & replace app for Mac I can find (because I'm like that) and this one is *by far* the best. Aside from many options and ease of use, what sets it apart from others is that you can see what files are going to be affected by an operation before you run it, and then you also get the list of affected files after the operation is complete. If you frequently do search and replace operations across hundreds or thousands of files, this is invaluable. It's also worth mentioning that the developer is very responsive if you have questions or issues, and extremely helpful in working them out. I'm a web developer managing multiple sites with thousands of pages, and Find & Replace It, along with a good code editor and Github client, is one of the 3 essentials tools in my box -- I couldn't get my job done without it.
dcondrey
dcondrey
Feb 3 2014
2.2.0
0.5
Feb 3 2014
0.5
Version: 2.2.0
I really hate when I download and install something, and the first thing that I'm prompted with when I open the app, is the need to buy/register it. This should be mentioned in the description so I don't waste my time and install crap on my computer.
michael-sebban
michael-sebban
Oct 22 2013
2.1.2
2.0
Oct 22 2013
2.0
Version: 2.1.2
is this app work with .rtf, .doc, or better pdf files. I'm searching for such a app…
rcrooks1969
rcrooks1969
Jul 27 2013
2.0.9
5.0
Jul 27 2013
5.0
Version: 2.0.9
As others have mentioned, the activation process is a little cumbersome -- really, all I wish for there is that Find and Replace It would detect that I already have an activated copy when I install an update, and not make me go track down the right activation key again :) But that said, everything else about this utility is great -- easy to use, remembers where you were and what you were doing last time when you relaunch it, allows simple, wildcard, and regex searches, gives you plenty of options in filtering which files are searched. One enhancement that would be nice: there is already a good file previewer/editor, but it would be great if it automatically highlighted instances of what I'm searching for -- that would be especially helpful on wildcard and regex searches, to ensure that I'm finding what I think I am. But the bottom line is that this is by far the best mass search and replace tool that I have been able to find for Mac (and I look really hard for these things).
Sgginc
Sgginc
Feb 14 2012
2.0.2
4.0
Feb 14 2012
4.0
Version: 2.0.2
This is a great utility except for some really irritating things: When you update none of your settings (windows open and placement) including the registration are remembered. Registration is convoluted: Copying and pasting are not implemented. Drag and drop does not work. The program is not intuitive enough to easily recreate the working environment I prefer. The file selection window is not very long, like about 2-3 files are shown at one time. Scrolling in it is problamatic. Of the hundreds of programs I have none of them trash the preferences every time there is an update. The developer has a way to copy the old Pref file, but why is this needed? Come on and fix it!!! Thanks ... Ken
bkartel1
bkartel1
Sep 7 2022
2.3.7
1.0
Sep 7 2022
1.0
Version: 2.3.7
rcrooks1969
rcrooks1969
Jan 5 2015
5.0
Jan 5 2015
5.0
Version: null
dcondrey
dcondrey
Feb 3 2014
0.5
Feb 3 2014
0.5
Version: null
Dprog-Support
Dprog-Support
Dec 14 2013
5.0
Dec 14 2013
5.0
Version: null
michael-sebban
michael-sebban
Oct 22 2013
2.0
Oct 22 2013
2.0
Version: null
mdgeek
mdgeek
Jan 5 2013
2.0
Jan 5 2013
2.0
Version: null
Spike Jones
Spike Jones
May 14 2012
3.0
May 14 2012
3.0
Version: null
Sgginc
Sgginc
Feb 14 2012
4.0
Feb 14 2012
4.0
Version: null
MacBunny
MacBunny
Mar 7 2011
4.0
Mar 7 2011
4.0
Version: null
Dyan-ch
Dyan-ch
Oct 7 2010
5.0
Oct 7 2010
5.0
Version: null