Agent Ransack Alternatives

    Agent Ransack is described as '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 having to separately open each file!' and is a well-known app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Agent Ransack for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Agent Ransack are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), FSearch (Free, Open Source), GCstar (Free, Open Source) and grep (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021

    1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
      Everything vs Agent Ransack opinions
      Some users think Everything is a great alternative to Agent Ransack, some don't.
      because of great features
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

      Everything Search can't search through file contents.
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

      gallonofalan It doesn't search file contents, therefore isn't an alternative to Agent Ransack.
      Comment about 1 month ago

      Can only search files on your own computer.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      agent ransack is primarily used to search file contents.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

    2. DocFetcher 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.
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      Some users think DocFetcher is a great alternative to Agent Ransack, some don't.

    3. FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.
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      lovre Can't search file contents.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    4. GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.
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    5. grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

    6. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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      Search Monkey vs Agent Ransack opinions
      Most users think Search Monkey is a great alternative to Agent Ransack.
      DocFetcher and regain are not available on Ubuntu Software Center. Searchmonkey is available, easy to use and really fast. So I'll prefer this
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      Very similar functionality. Runs fast and is available to install through apt-get
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Very similar feature set to AgentRansack and even the layout is similar.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      it's equivalent in functionality and usable
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    7. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.
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    8. 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 commercial use.
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      FileLocator vs Agent Ransack opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FileLocator is a great alternative to Agent Ransack.
      fencepost FileLocator (the Lite version) is not just an alternative, it's the same program but with the branding changed during the build process to make it fit better for environments where "Ransack" may cause concerns
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      ripgrep is a command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep. Why should I use ripgrep?
    9. 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 at source code.
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