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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, grep, ripgrep and The Silver Searcher.

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

    DocFetcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    108 alternatives to DocFetcher 

    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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    1.  Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    GCstar

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    108 alternatives to GCstar 

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    37 alternatives to grep 

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

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  4. ripgrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    12 alternatives to ripgrep 

    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.

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

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    17 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceThe Silver Searcher either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightThe Silver Searcher consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.


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    ack

    • Mac
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to ack 

    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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    1.  Full-Text Searchack lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  7. Find Any File icon

    Find Any File

    77 alternatives to Find Any File 

    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). As there are other tools with a similar search operation, here are the special features unique to Find Any File:

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    Main Search Window
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    TextSeek

    • Mac
    • Windows
    95 alternatives to TextSeek 

    TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.

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    DEVONsphere

    6 alternatives to DEVONsphere 

    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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    SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    24 alternatives to SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) 

    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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