Patterns App Reviews

By Nikolai Krill

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Patterns app review

Patterns App Info

  • 49 Ratings
  • Price: $2.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Nov 23 2020
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 694.57 KB
  • Seller: Nikolai Krill
  • © Nikolai Krill

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Customer Reviews of the Patterns App

Great tool

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Jptros's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

This is a great tool to have tucked away however something needs to be done about the fonts, at least allow us to change them. It's especially bothersome when you have longer regexs. That said, it's well worth the price tag for quickly writing and testing regular expressions.

Great App

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multiaki's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

Very good app. Helped visually understand regular expressions. Good tool for beginners to see how your regular expression works. saved a lot of time. Great app.

crash crash crash crash crash crash crash crash crash

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a developer98655's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

what can I say? it crashes all the time.

WARNING: Hasn't been updated since 2012.

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Marianco's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

Patterns is THE BEST regex app in the Mac App Store. But it hasn't been recompiled and updated to be compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It hasn't been updated since 2012- FOUR YEARS AGO. It is crashing for larger search text. It is showing its age and incompatibilities when it crashes.. At this point in time, it is sad to say but it is abandoned. I'll keep it for simple text samples. But I wish it is at least recompiled with the latest X-Code to make sure it is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Love it!

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Aviris's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

I don’t do a lot of regular expressions, but when I do, this app helps me when I’m not getting the results I think I should be getting. Limited help, so if you know nothing about regular expressions you’ll probably need to supplement it, but the help that is there is perfect to remind me.

Limited application

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Mm2887's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

I need to find text in a web page source file using regex. I would paste in the source text of the web page file and try searching on it using Patterns. Unfortunately Patterns would crash every time. Page source files I guess are too much text for Patterns to process, otherwise a great application. Disappointed.

Worth any amount

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icecreamsocialist's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

It's so not worth my time to figure out the pattern I need. It is very worth the price of Patterns. Having a live preview of the effect on your data makes experimentation simple, and in fact I use regex much more now that I have a tool that takes the pain out and leaves the elegance.

Good app, but don’t support GROOVY

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Alexey Zhokhov's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

Please, add Groovy support.

Crashes and no autosave

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BigJason's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

I like the editor and find the app very useful. However the app crashes everytime I try to create a named group. When it happens there is no autosave so I can pickup from where I left off. This means lost work and wasted time. APP needs some work.

Fast, effective for building or validating a regex against sample data

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Ransomed's Review of Patterns

Reviewed on 11/23/20 12:55 PM

I love Patterns. Drop in some real samples I want to match against, as well as any false positives (things that are matching that I don’t want to match). Type in some fake ones as well if desired. Then build up the regex, keeping the handy cheatsheet up as necessary. I like the iteration it allows me. Only things missing IMO are: 1 - ability to save a workspace, my #1 desire. I’d love to save both regexes and the samples I test it against, for later refinement or sharing. 2 - would like it to keep a scratchpad, a history of iterations. Would make it even more freeing to experiment, go back and forth, and recover complicated bits after working out another section of logic. Right now, to solve both of these, I keep a text doc handy and copy out my work (patterns and example text) frequently so I have a record of work.