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Search GT is described as 'Fully integrated with Windows Explorer, Search GT is a light and fast replacement for Windows built-in file search engine that parses the MFT instead of indexing files in the background. This results in a negligible footprint on system performance and in always up-to-date search' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Search GT for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Search GT are DocFetcher, Recoll, Agent Ransack and UltraSearch.

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

    Everything

    • Windows
    98 alternatives to Everything 

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name...

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    1.  LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  2. DocFetcher icon

    DocFetcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    109 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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  3. Recoll icon

    Recoll

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    37 alternatives to Recoll 

    This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchRecoll lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  Dark ModeRecoll supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  4. 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:
  5. UltraSearch icon

    UltraSearch

    46 alternatives to UltraSearch 

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

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    1.  Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightUltraSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeUltraSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    RecentX

    • Windows
    266 alternatives to RecentX 

    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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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Locate32

    67 alternatives to Locate32 

    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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    Search Monkey

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    73 alternatives to Search Monkey 

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

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    1.  PortableSearch Monkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FileSeek

    • Windows
    50 alternatives to FileSeek 

    FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. You can even sync your search settings between computers.

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    1.  Ad-freeFileSeek doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFileSeek can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  Dark ModeFileSeek supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  PortableFileSeek can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Works OfflineFileSeek can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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      FileSeek's main search tab
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      Copernic Desktop Search

      66 alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search 

      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.

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      1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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