Anytxt Desktop Search Alternatives

    Anytxt Desktop Search is described as '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'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Anytxt Desktop Search for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office Outlook, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Anytxt Desktop Search are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Agent Ransack (Freemium), RecentX (Paid) and Spotlight (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
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      jalsman "Everything" is an incredible search program when searching by filename. The best by far IMO, but Anytxt is for searching inside of documents. Everything cannot do this. They are best used together.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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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.
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    3. 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 having to separately open each file!
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    4. 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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    5. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
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    6. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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    7. 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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    8. 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 structures and uses these databases in searches.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    9. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.
    10. Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home.
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