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Baloo is described as 'is not an application, but a daemon to index files. Applications can use the Baloo framework to provide file search results' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are eight alternatives to Baloo for Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Haiku. The best alternative is Agent Ransack, which is free. Other great apps like Baloo are grepWin, grep, dnGREP and AstroGrep.

Baloo alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Baloo.
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  1. Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    68 alternatives to Agent Ransack 

    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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    grepWin

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    30 alternatives to grepWin 

    grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders.

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    1.  PortablegrepWin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Dark ModegrepWin supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Command line interfacegrepWin either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Ad-freegrepWin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  LightweightgrepWin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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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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    dnGREP

    49 alternatives to dnGREP 

    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regular expression, XPath, and phonetic queries. dnGrep includes search-and-replace, whole-file preview, right-click search in File...

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    1.  PortablednGREP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    AstroGrep

    34 alternatives to AstroGrep 

    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.

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    1.  PortableAstroGrep can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    Search & Replace Master

    36 alternatives to Search & Replace Master 

    Search & Replace Master is a freeware. It looks through multiple files for a string or pattern and can also replace it with another string or pattern.

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    Replace Text

    36 alternatives to Replace Text 

    Replace Text, formerly called BK ReplaceEm, is the free string-replacing utility for Windows.

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    Discontinued

    Official website is broken, no access to app.

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