Araxis Replace In Files helps you find and replace text quickly, even across thousands of source code, HTML, XML or other text files. Use it to update copyright notices, product names, version numbers, or anything else you can think of.

‣ Preview search results and work interactively, or replace all matches in one go.
‣ Restrict searches to particular file types.
‣ Process files with different text encodings (ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16, etc.)
‣ Match exact text, or optionally broaden your search using regular expressions (regex).

Araxis Replace In Files is delightfully easy to use.

Note: Araxis Replace In Files is not intended to work with binary-format files such as Microsoft Word or Pages documents.

For support using Araxis Replace In Files, please contact Araxis using the support link in the Mac App Store.

What’s New

Version 2012.234

‣ OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion is now supported. This replaces support for OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. Customers using Snow Leopard may, of course, continue to use RIF 2011.123.
‣ The application icon artwork has been updated for Retina displays. The application itself continues its full support of Retina display resolutions.
‣ Support for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion fullscreen mode has been added.
‣ RIF runs in a security sandbox on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.
‣ Numerous minor cosmetic improvements have been made to the user interface.
‣ Minor improvements have been made to the online help.
‣ The redundant Notifications tab has been removed from the Preferences window.
‣ The navigate-to-next-match down-arrow button is now disabled when last match is selected and that match has a warning.
‣ When the last line is selected and then removed, the first remaining match is now automatically selected.
‣ When using Lion’s resume feature, a restored application window with files and/or folders in the search pane will now search those items when a search is started.
‣ The minus button is now disabled when there are no folders or files listed in the table of files and folders to search.
‣ Due to limitations with the OS X security sandbox, backups are no longer made when modifying files added individually to the ‘Choose files and folders to search’ table. Backups continue to be made (if the appropriate preference is enabled) when modifying files found under folders added to the ‘Choose files and folders to search’ table.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ACGarland ,

Needs ability to preview

Works quite well, but lacking the ability to preview to see what the replacement will look like (which is very important when using regular expressions). If it had a way to preview—not just the match, but what the resulting replacement will be—prior to performing the replacement, it would be outstanding. As it is , it is still very good.

Dee Dee Tee ,

GREAT App. Exactly What I Needed

I have been a user and super fan of Araxis Merge for some time now, so picking this up was a no brainer. It turned a massive renaming task into child's play.

The only thing I wish it did (read: feature enhancement request) is to either provide the ability to setup a default text editor or use MIME relationships to pop a selected file open in search results. Even better would be for it to go directly to the text line containing the search term that it found. There are times when a straight replace is n't quite what is needed, and doing the "Reveal In Finder" to get to a file is an extra step. A minor quibble though. Still a great app.

Real Puppeteer ,

Does One Trick Well, (and Probably More)

I use ARIF to change the font attributes in CSS files created by Adobe Muse so that the proper fonts will show on PCs and mobile devices. It retains the last settings, so I never have to retype. I just make two clicks and it fixes 30 pages in about two seconds. I am sure it can do more, but it does exactly what I need easily.


Araxis Ltd
2.8 MB

OS X 10.7.5 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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