You know when you graduate from newbie to step one of power user? When you know how to find and replace text in a document.
Find and replace requires thought and precision. Once you’ve learned how to find and replace then you start to think of other uses to save time and get more done. What if you had a little Mac app that did find and replace so well that it worked like magic?
Find And Replace It! Magic
Trying to find and replace all the instances of a specific word or phrase in a document is a time consuming, laborious, tedious, fraught-with-error task.
That’s why many apps have a simple find and replace feature.
It’s easy. Click the feature. Add the word you want to find.
Add the word or phrase you want to replace. Click to display all instances. Or, click to replace everything. Done. Find and replace is that easy.
Add a generous helping of digital magic, and the Find and Replace It! app comes to life to do does amazing finds, and magical replacements on documents up to 10 gigabytes in size.
Most find and replace functions can replace words or phrases in a single document. Find and Replace It! does the same in many documents, but also tells you how many replacements were made in each file, counts the number of files, even saves specific find and replace jobs for repeat usage.
Don’t let the seeming simplicity fool you. Find and Replace It! is no ordinary tool.
As you can see by the image above, there are plenty of options. Seven different window panes can be adjusted and arranged as docks however you want. The can hook as tabs or float individually.
For example, Find and Replace It! handles dozens of different kinds of text encodings from standard UT-8 encodings, ASCII encodings, some non-ASCII encodings, even some Chinese encodings.
For the most part, Find and Replace It! doesn’t even care how large your document is.
It can safely dig through log files of up to 10 gigabytes (yes, they get that big).
Ditto for doing a find and replace on multiple documents at one time.
Even better, Find and Replace It! provides you with a preview window so you get instant visual feedback on the find and the replace—without actually modifying the original or a copy of the file you want to change.
For really geeky operations, Find and Replace It! has a programmer’s regular expression editor built-in. It also makes it possible to adjust replacement text dynamically, based on the kind of text found.
Anyone working with large documents, multiple documents, or even programmer’s code, Mac, Windows or Linux PC, can use Find and Replace It! to save hours of manual point and click work.