Find & Replace It
Find & Replace It
2.3.7

3.7

Find & Replace It free download for Mac

Find & Replace It2.3.7

20 May 2020

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

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 Find & Replace It

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.

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12 Reviews of Find & Replace It

5
rcrooks1969
05 January 2015
Version: 2.3

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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.
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5
rcrooks1969
05 January 2015
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.
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0.5
dcondrey
03 February 2014
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.
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michael-sebban
22 October 2013
Version: 2.1.2
is this app work with .rtf, .doc, or better pdf files. I'm searching for such a app…
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4.5
rcrooks1969
27 July 2013
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).
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Sgginc
14 February 2012
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
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Big Johnson
21 January 2012
Version: 2.0.1
After looking at the screenshots on the dev's website, it looks like I'd need a degree in Computer Science and a full week or more to learn how to use this app. Although I'm not completely happy with Renamer, it's a helluva lot simpler and does most of what I need for simple batch renaming.
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Nick-Lo
15 September 2011
Version: 2.0.0
I should say before I write this that I'm currently pretty frustrated with this app as I need to use it now and it has let me down. It could be that the error is mine but I do think it's worth describing my issue for other users and potential users. On the same MacBook recently upgraded to Lion I opened up Find and Replace It and it told me a new version is available online. I download that, install and open. It has forgotten my product activation information. This is an excruciating combination of username and password (which have to be registered online). An activation key and a "valid through" field (I have no idea what that means). After a few attempts I managed to find all the correct info and submit only to be greeted by: "Unable to activate your copy of Find & Replace It!: This activation key has already been activated with another hardware identification or a different version of the product. If you have just upgraded to a new version, you might need to pay an upgrade to get a new key. If your hardware or software configuration has changed, we kindly request you to contact our support at support@dprog.ch to get a free update of your activation key." Now it could be that it's not recognising that I'm now on Lion or it could be that this version was not a free upgrade. Either way I'm now left frustrated that I have to go through all this just to use a $30 find and replace app! I should also mention that in previous attempts at using it I've always found the interface to be so unintuitive that I just gave up and used other means. I was hoping a new version may have improved. Despite the above issue and because I've not actually had the chance to use the application I've decided not to rate the application as that wouldn't be fair to the developer.
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Sgginc
07 March 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Fantastic app!!! Allows you to use part (or all) of the replacement text in the replacement text. Handles almost any text encoding. Extremely responsive developer answers questions very quickly. Requires a learning curve but is well worth it. Highly recommended!!!
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MacBunny
07 March 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Great find & replace app, me like!
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Dprog-Support
21 October 2010
Version: 1.3.2
We do apologize if you are not the author of regexxer. However, the fact that this software editor critics one of the main components of our product is an amazing coincidence! Anyway... For sure if three crashes happen while doing almost nothing, this is just unacceptable. Nevertheless, thinking that native Mac applications are exempt of any bug is a myth. Otherwise, why would Apple's developpers providing users with regular bug fixes? This is not only related to developper's skills, it's a fact in software development. I've been working on Mac OS X for a few years now and therefore experienced a few problems like yours (pretty rare to be honnest) . You're right on that point, using crossplatform development tools doesn't allow us to achieve a seamless integration with all the platform-specific tricks, even if Qt is doing a great job. Further, the usage of crossplatform tools can also lead to unexpected bugs and even crashes in some rare circumstances (here is an example we recently faced: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-6843). But, these drawbacks are the price to pay for providing users with a unique, consistent tool over many platforms. We are working hard to support several version of several kinds of operating systems, but nobody is perfect and problems arise. Hence, developping good softwares without the user's feedbacks is not possible. That's why we ask you for your feedback on the circumstances where these crashes occur, even though your experience was disapointing.
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5
Dyan-ch
07 October 2010
Version: 1.3.1
Despite being a bit difficult to handle at first, this tools is far the best/more powerful tool I've used... It's also great that I'm able to keep it in my "toolbox" no mather which OS I'm on... Even tho I'm using it mostly to find/replace in files, i'm often using it to check my regular expressions... Finally the encoding handling is the best I've seen so far... Definitely worth the 15 bucks!
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Frank-z
16 January 2010
Version: 0.7.0
I finally found a search and replace software, which supports UTF-8 and that can display the result of replacement before processing it. It is exactly what I was looking for the maintainance of my websites. The regexp editor is also very nice for a newby like me. I must say that it is very very useful. Thanks a lot for this nice piece of software.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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