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Regex Hero Professional is Now Free

Regex Hero is now completely free! 

I've been working on this tool off and on for the past 8 years. I spent a lot of time making it very powerful and easy for developers to create efficient regular expressions. Throughout most of this time it's been a paid product. However, with the added pressure of other free tools out there getting better all the time, I've finally decided to make Regex Hero free as well. Enjoy!

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  1. I love this tool and come to it as my default regex editor every time I need to work something through with a little help. I even bought a copy for a friend, it's that good!

    Have you consider open-sourcing it? Perhaps it might live for much longer if others contribute to keeping it alive.


  2. Thank you Rik. And yes I have thought about open-sourcing it. However, a successful open-source project requires a very active maintainer. And without that the software could actually devolve. So it's something I'd have to balance very carefully should I ever do it. At the moment I'm still OK with dedicating time to it myself as needed.

  3. I think it would be great if you open sourced this. Even if you just approved PRs, the product could move forward and people could help you add features and such. Great tool, I'm a huge fan.


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