søndag den 12. april 2009

25 Text Batch Processing Tools Reviewed

Prøv at tage en tekst og udskift et ofte forekommende ord med f.eks GIS eller kort og se hvad der så sker ... Det meste er noget sludder, men der kan også opstå en uventet ide eller en ny skæv vinkel på et kendt fænomen ...

Try and 'search and replace' a text and transform one of the often used expressions into the word 'GIS' or 'map' ... The result is for the most parts gibberish nonsense but from time to time it can also ignite a sudden idea or create a new angle to the subject not seen before ...


By Sachin Dhall

Have you ever fainted from the sheer idea of having to find and replace text in millions of files? Have you ever felt helpless because you needed to search and replace different data 50 times at once? Have you ever lost original files while doing normal text processing tasks? If you’ve found yourself in any of these situations, then it is time to feel a bit tougher, at least mentally.

Below, we review 25 useful text batch processing tools. These tools will help you search and replace text in millions of files in the blink of an eye. Many of them even allow you to use regular expressions to improve your search and replace operations, saving you precious hours on day-to-day text-processing tasks.

These tools can be used by programmers and developers, novice and experienced alike, to perform repetitive text-processing tasks. At the end of this post, you’ll find a table summarizing the features of the tools reviewed here, which will help you decide on the best tool for your particular purpose. You many want to take a look at 15 Useful Batch Image Processors as well.

Features Comparison Table

Let’s first take a look at the features/price comparison table that features all applications presented in this post. You’ll find a detailed description of each tool under the table.

Feature Comparison Table
Search and ReplacePreviewRegular ExpressionBatch ReplaceOSPrice
Aba Search & ReplaceYesYesYesYesWin$30
Actual Search & ReplaceYesYesYesYesWin$29.95
AutomatorCreate flexible WorkflowsMac-
Batch Text ReplacerYesYesWildcardsYesWin$29.95
BK ReplaceEmYesNoYesYesWinFree
Criline S`n`RYesYesYesYesWinFree
FilehunterOnly SearchNoYesNoWin$30
Finders KeeperYesYesYesYesWin$29.95
Global Search and ReplaceYesNoYesYesWin19.95
HandyFile Find and ReplaceYesYesYesYesWin$23.45
Mass File EditorYesYesYesYesWin$29.95
Quick Search & ReplaceYesYesYesYesWinFree
Search and ReplaceYesYesYesYesWin$25
TextSoapYesYesYesYesMac, Win$26.95
TextSpressoYesNoYesYesMac, win$25
Text FiltererOnly SearchYesYesNoWin$19.90
Text MonkeyYesYesNoNoWinFree

Read more: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/10/25-text-batch-processing-tools-reviewed/

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