Agent Ransack Alternatives for Mac

    Agent Ransack is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Agent Ransack and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Agent Ransack are GCstar (Free, Open Source), grep (Free, Open Source), ripgrep (Free, Open Source) and The Silver Searcher (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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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    3. grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
      • 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. Why should I use ripgrep?
    4. 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.
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    5. Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows about certain file types, based on both the extension on the file and, in some cases, the contents of the file.
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    6. Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by content, though).
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    7. Let DEVONsphere Express keep track of related emails, articles on the same subject, and similar web pages. Discover the hidden connection between seemingly unrelated files.
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    8. iFileX's functionality and design is based on Mac OS early-era file search tools such as Find File and Sherlock, now replaced by Spotlight.
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    9. SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) is a personal semantic content manager for desktop users. It combines search, text analysis, tagging and metadata functions to provide new user experience of desktop navigation and personal document management.
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