Alternatives to PowerGREP for all platforms with any license

  • DocFetcher icon

    DocFetcher

    DocFetcher 1.1 is a portable German/English Open Source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without...

    Freemium Windows

  • Locate32 icon

    Locate32

    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other words, it uses databases to store information about directory...

    Open Source Windows

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    grepWin

    grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders. The use of regular...

    Open Source Windows

  • FileSearchy icon

    FileSearchy

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents....

    Free Personal Windows

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    FileLocator

    FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find. It is a free reduced functionality version of FileLocator Pro. It is free for both personal and...

    Freemium Windows

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    SearchMyFiles

    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed...

    Free Windows

  • Copernic Desktop Search icon

    Copernic Desktop Search

    Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home. Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) enables you to instantly search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored...

    Free Personal Windows

  • dnGREP icon

    dnGREP

    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regular expression, XPath, and phonetic queries. dnGrep includes search-and-replace...

    Open Source Windows

  • AstroGrep icon

    AstroGrep

    AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recent used paths and has a "context" feature which is very nice for looking...

    Open Source Windows

  • Lookeen Desktop Search icon

    Lookeen Desktop Search

    A fast and next-generation desktop search and productivity tool for standard and virtual desktops, for private and enterprise search requirements. Finds documents, outlook archives and e-mails, contacts, appointments, folders, etc.

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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    grep

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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    Searchmonkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in Gtk2 it is highly portable, and as well as running on Linux, ports are available on...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • XSearch icon

    XSearch

    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in high speed. When searching for special words in files, you can specify the words option such as...

    Free Windows

  • SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. Most search utilities that achieve similar speeds do so by...

    Open Source 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 with the ease of use of Microsoft Windows. In addition to searching, Windows Grep also performs...

    Commercial Windows

  • MasterSeeker icon

    MasterSeeker

    MasterSeeker is software to search and find files in your pc lightning fast.

    Free Windows

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  • BareGrep icon

    BareGrep

    A free file finding and text searching tool: * Regular expression text search * High performance search algorithm * Wildcard and regular expression file search * Recursive directory search * Save, name and manage text search...

    Freemium Windows

  • SMF – Search my Files icon

    SMF – Search my Files

    SMF is a file and file duplicate search tool that uses hashing (MD5, CRC32 or SHA1) to determine similarity. It has tons of search filter capabilities and a result reporting tool, with which you can sub-filter the result set according...

    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 highlighting and match substitutions; built-in hex editor to replace bytes; wildcards and...

    Freemium Windows

  • AndroSearch icon

    AndroSearch

    Search INSIDE documents/files on your device like no other files manager/finder do. Featuring sub second, full text, Desktop Search in files content, and over apps names and description. KEY FEATURES: - Files Search - by name...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • 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 essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a...

    Free Windows

  • Regex Lab .NET

    Regex Lab .NET is a full-featured application for editing regular expressions. The application features a modern, highly functional UI allowing increased productivity when writing or debugging regular expression patterns.

    Open Source Windows

  • Super Finder XT icon

    Super Finder XT

    Replacement for Windows built-in search. Search files, folders and other data efficiently and easily.

    Free Windows

  • 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 features such as ignoring files per .hignore, .gitignore contents.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Batch RegEx icon

    Batch RegEx

    Replace, format, and extract text in multiple files using Regular Expressions. Perform GREP-like tasks including search and replace, RegEx substitutions, data extraction, and more! Built-in RegEx editors support color syntax...

    Commercial Windows

  • Instant File Searcher Professional icon

    Instant File Searcher Professional

    Instant File Searcher Professional is a powerful search engine for files and folders stored on computer. Features: Search by Name – Extension – Date and time – Size in Bytes/KB/MB/GB/TB – Creation time – Modification time –...

    Free Windows

  • Wise JetSearch icon

    Wise JetSearch

    Wise JetSearch can help you search files or folders on all your local drives in just a few seconds. Input your keywords, select the drive and then start to search. After searching, Wise JetSearch will show you the searching results...

    Free 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" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions. FAR automatically creates backups (unless...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    liquidFOLDERS

    liquidFOLDERS stores all files in a separate area of your computer we call "store". A store does not have a fixed directory tree (let alone one that you'll have to manage yourself), but is one big thing. Just like with...

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

  • ANGRYsearch icon

    ANGRYsearch

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

    Open Source Linux

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