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    Search Monkey Alternatives

    Search Monkey is described as 'A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Search Monkey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Wine. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Search Monkey are DocFetcher, FSearch, Recoll and Agent Ransack.

    Search Monkey is mainly a File Search Utility but alternatives to it 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 Monkey.
    This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021
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    1. 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.


    2. FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.
    3. 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.
    4. 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!


    5. 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.
    6. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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    7. 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.
    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.
    9. Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing.
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