Don't worry about those many files where you have to change a few things! There's no need to open every single file and edit them manually, Search and Replace does it all for you!
Search and Replace lets you create your own rule files for replacing strings in files or even in folders. It even supports regular expressions for advanced replace operations!
It works with plain text file formats like .txt. But you can also edit files using plain text format like HTML,XML,Tex,etc... if you know how to manipulate them.
Please be aware that this tool does not work with binary file formats!

What’s New

Version 1.2.4

- Only update Modified Date when changes occurred

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Terryq4k ,

No indication of results

The warning dialog for folder wide replacement does say how many files match the file type, but when the operation is over it doesn’t say how many files were modified.

bj110925 ,

almost no options

I was expecting an option to see and approve each proposed replacement. That does not exist. It changes all files that match the options with no user intervention possible.

immortal8 ,

Excellent single purpose app

Sure, it has only a few options. It does exactly one thing, but it does it just great. Tonight I needed to replace every occurrence of "Index page" with "Index - Page"" in about 40 files. And sure, I know how to use unix well and could have opened a terminal window and done it in a single command. But this was sooo much easier! It was trivial to figure out in about 10 seconds. And it did exactly what I needed! Just what the Doctor ordered! Thanks!


Thomas Günzel
1.4 MB

OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

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