Alternatives to grep for all platforms with any license



Indie / Classic

  • grepWin icon


    grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin...

    Open Source Windows

  • dnGREP icon


    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives...

    Open Source Windows

  • AstroGrep icon


    AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options...

    Open Source Windows

  • PowerGREP icon


    Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you...

    Commercial Windows

  • Windows Grep icon

    Windows Grep

    The program combines the power and flexibility of traditional command line grep utilities available on DOS, UNIX and other platforms...

    Commercial Windows

  • ack icon


    Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • The Silver Searcher

    Silver Searcher is a code search tool similar to ack that claims to be much faster. It's implemented in C and has some extra...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Replace Text icon

    Replace Text

    Replace Text, formerly called BK ReplaceEm, is the free string-replacing utility for Windows. At its core, Replace Text is...

    Free Windows

  • Batch File Replace icon

    Batch File Replace

    Search and replace text and raw bytes in multiple files. Features include: multi-line text entry; full support for RegEx with syntax...

    Freemium Windows

  • UltraFinder

    UltraFinder is your personal search engine for your PC, network, and remote servers! Find any file, word, text string, pattern...

    Commercial Windows

  • FAR - Find And Replace icon

    FAR - Find And Replace

    FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word"...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • DeskRule icon


    Wherever you have files DeskRule can locate them. Search your hard disk, but also in mobile phones and cameras, zipfolders, FTP...

    Commercial Windows

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  • UniversalCodeGrep

    UniversalCodeGrep (ucg) is an extremely fast grep-like tool specialized for searching large bodies of source code.

    Open Source Linux

  • regexxer

    regexxer is a nifty GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions. If you need project-wide substitution and you’re...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • iXoft TexFinderX icon

    iXoft TexFinderX

    TexFinderX is a freeware tool to search and replace text inside entire folders. TexFinderX is MacOS X, Snow Leopard, Windows XP...

    Free Mac Windows

  • PRGrep icon


    PRGrep is a powerful program to search strings inside files. Rather than showing a file list, the matching lines of text inside each...

    Free Windows

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    Multi Replacer

    A very capable Windows Grep, search, replace and data extraction tool. - Search for files using powerful text matching commands...

    Commercial Windows

  • Search and Replace icon

    Search and Replace

    Don't worry about those many files where you have to change a few things! There's no need to open every single file and edit...

    Commercial Mac

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  • KFileReplace

    KFileReplace is a KDE utility that replace some strings with others in a lot of files in an only operation. Then it's very easy to...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Advanced Find and Replace icon

    Advanced Find and Replace

    Search files with smart queries as with Google, replace simple or multiline text in multiple files. The batch replace operation easily...

    Commercial Windows

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