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.
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.
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!
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.