Alternatives to Regularity

  • RegExr is an online tool to learn, build, and test Regular Expressions. It was created by Grant Skinner and the nice people at Features:- Results update in real-time as you type.- Supports JavaScript & PHP/PCRE RegEx.- Roll ove…

    Open Source Free Web-Based

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  • regular expressions 101

    Regex101 is a powerful, online regular expression tool with extensive support for multiple languages including PHP, PCRE, Python and JavaScript. It features the following: - Built-in help system with token references,- Explanation of regular express…

    Free Web-Based

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  • Expresso

    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 regula…

    Free Windows

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  • RegexBuddy

    RegexBuddy is your perfect companion for working with regular expressions. Learning, creating, understanding, testing, using and saving regular expressions has never been easier.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Regex Hero

    Online Silverlight regular expression tester with instantaneous highlighting, regex analysis, code completion, benchmarking, and C# and VB.NET code generation.

    Free Windows Web-Based

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  • Regulex

    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.- You can em…

    Open Source Free Self-Hosted Web-Based

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  • Patterns

    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. Features: - Regular expression syntax coloring ma…


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  • Debuggex

    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.

    Freemium Web-Based

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  • Oyster

    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. With powerful syntax highlighting, …

    Commercial Mac

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  • Rubular

    A ruby based regular expression editor

    Free Web-Based

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  • RegexPal

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

    Free Web-Based

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  • Visual REGEXP

    This software will let you design your regexps by letting you type the expression and visualize its effect on a sample of your choice.

    Open Source Free Linux Windows

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  • RegexMagic

    Use RegexMagic to generate complete regular expressions to your specifications by using RegexMagics flexible patterns, instead of the cryptic regex syntax.

    Commercial Windows

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  • The Regulator

    The Regulator is an advanced Regular expressions testing tool, featuring syntax highlighting and web-service integration with Regexlib.coms database of online regular expressions.

    Open Source Free Windows

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  • Regex Lab .NET

    Project Description Regex Lab .NET is a full-featured application for editing regular expressions. The application features a modern, highly functional UI allowing increased productivity when writing or debugging regular expression patterns. Feature…

    Open Source Free Windows

  • Kodos

    Kodos is a Python GUI utility for creating, testing and debugging regular expressions for the Python programming language. Kodos should aid any developer to efficiently and effortlessly develop regular expressions in Python. Since Pythons implementa…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • RegEx Lab

    RegEx Lab allows you to test regular expressions. The app highlights and underlines text to show matches and capture groups. There's also a handy cheatsheet and a results list view.

    Free iPad iPhone

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  • RegExhibit

    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. RegExhibit shows you what your regular expressions match as you typ…

    Open Source Free Mac

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  • RegViz

    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. You can test the regular expression on a sampl…


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  • Expressions

    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 h…


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