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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' and is an app in the file management category. 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, Agent Ransack, Spotlight and UltraSearch.

Anytxt Desktop Search alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or Duplicate File Finders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Anytxt Desktop Search .
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  • FreeProprietary
  • 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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    "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.

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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.
    ⚫︎ Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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  3. Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    Search results, showing the contents view docked below the file list view:
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    Spotlight

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

    ⚫︎ PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  6. 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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    Locate32

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    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.

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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.

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    Copernic Desktop Search

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Instantly find documents, e-mails(full text), attachments, videos, pictures, music(metadata), and other types of files(file names). The size limit of the index of the free version is 75,000.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  10. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.

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