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Description

Expressions allows to play with regular expressions*. Just type your pattern and some text to test it. All the changes are updated while you're typing text or pattern. App highlights the syntax, so the pattern is easy-to-read and modify. If you use subexpressions (groups), you can highlight them by pressing cmd+shift+] (or [ – for decreasing the highlighted group number).
If you don't remember the regex syntax, just press cmd+r or click button in the top-right. You will get the reference sheet, so you don't have to remember everything.
The user interface is very minimalistic and non-distractive. By default the color is the same as your menubar, but you can always switch to dark or light mode (see: Preferences). You can also open app in beautiful full screen mode which is perfect when you want to focus or to demonstrate regular expressions to other people.

* Expressions uses ICU regular expression standard. More information you will find here: https://developer.apple.com/reference/foundation/nsregularexpression

What's New

Version 1.3.1

- fixed bug that appeared on macOS 10.11

Ratings and Reviews

Best tool for quickly developing and testing regular expressions

boostworthy

The primary feature that was previously lacking was the inclusion of a quick little reference sheet, but that has been added in this release. Expressions is functionally equivalent to the other regex apps in most regards, but has a much cleaner design. For that reason, it has become my goto app for quickly developing and testing regular expressions.

Lastly, I just want to note that the developer is also very friendly and quick to respond to feedback/suggestions. 👍🏼

Very helpful learning tool

Unkle Krab

I’m just starting to learn about regular expressions, and I’m very happy to have such a well-made native app to work with.

Great, minimial regex app

mattiemass

Simple and effective, with tasteful design. I’ve used web-based regex tools for years, but I was really happy to find a native one. Well done!

Information

Seller
Apptorium
Size
3.3 MB
Category
Developer Tools
Compatibility
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2016-2017 Apptorium
Price
$7.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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