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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 very popular File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Agent Ransack for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Wine. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Agent Ransack are DocFetcher, FSearch, GCstar and grep.

Agent Ransack alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Media Managers or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Agent Ransack.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

    ⚫︎ LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
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    because of great features

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    Everything Search can't search through file contents.

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    can't search through file contents.

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    It doesn't search file contents, therefore isn't an alternative to Agent Ransack.

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    Can only search files on your own computer.

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    agent ransack is primarily used to search file contents.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Filter panel and preview panel enabled
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    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Can't search file contents.

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    GCstar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableGCstar can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Movies
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    grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

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

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  6. Anytxt Desktop Search  icon

    Anytxt Desktop Search

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    AnyTXT Searcher is a powerful local data full-text search engine, just like a local disk Google search engine. It is your ideal desktop search tool.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchAnytxt Desktop Search lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Very fast searching,
A always completed in 1 second.
  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.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

    ⚫︎ PortableSearch Monkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DocFetcher and regain are not available on Ubuntu Software Center. Searchmonkey is available, easy to use and really fast. So I'll prefer this

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    Very similar functionality. Runs fast and is available to install through apt-get

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    it's equivalent in functionality and usable

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    Very similar feature set to AgentRansack and even the layout is similar.

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  9. ripgrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceripgrep either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text Searchripgrep lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    AstroGrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAstroGrep can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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