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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Nov 21, 2014
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TextCrawler Review

Tina de Pierre
A text-based search and replace program supporting regular expressions
A review of TextCrawler by Tina de Pierre

Most text editing program and word processing suites include a search-and-replace feature, but very few of them support advanced options for streamlining complicated tasks. TextCrawler is a freeware application which comes in handy for coders, writers and anybody else wishing to perform advanced search-and-replacement tasks.

TextCrawler is a text editor which is able to quickly locate a string across either single or multiple files and replace it with something new or remove it altogether. It can work with or without rich text formatting.

Using TextCrawler is rather easy and for those wishing to perform more advanced tasks, like programmers, regular expressions are fully supported!

TextCrawler supports rich text documents such as Microsoft Word DOC formats, RTF or plain-text formats such as TXT, PHP, C or other source files.

The application can also save and bookmark searches, making going back and repeating a task quicker.

TextCrawler is software which can open DOC and DOCX files.

TextCrawler features and highlights:
  • Search and Replace across files: Insert or Delete text
  • Fast searching, even on large files
  • Simple to use interface
  • Flexible search parameters
  • Text Extractor: rip text into a new file
  • Post-process extracted text: sort, remove duplicate lines, remove whitespace
  • Search and replace using Regular Expressions: Create sophisticated searches
  • Regular Expression test tool
  • Regular Expression library: Save your searches
  • Create backup files
  • Fully Unicode Compatible: Search ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16, etc.
  • Highlighted search results
  • Export results
  • Preview Replace Function
  • Copy found files to new location
  • Batch Find and Replace

TextCrawler is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from text editors without restrictions. TextCrawler 3.0.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This text finder software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Text Editors
  • Major release: TextCrawler 3
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this text finder software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of TextCrawler may be available from DigitalVolcano.

TextCrawler has been picked by our editors as excellent.
TextCrawler has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested TextCrawler 3.0.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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