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    SeekFast Alternatives

    SeekFast is described as 'software tool for quick and easy text search on your computer. SeekFast can search in all Microsoft Word documents (doc), PDF, RTF and text files in a folder and its subfolders on your computer'. There are five alternatives to SeekFast for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SeekFast are grepWin (Free, Open Source), dnGREP (Free, Open Source), AstroGrep (Free, Open Source) and The Silver Searcher (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 22, 2022
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    SeekFast is a software tool for quick and easy text search on your computer. SeekFast can search in all Microsoft Word...
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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. 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.


    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Silver Searcher is a code search tool similar to ack that claims to be much faster. It's implemented in C and has some extra features such as ignoring files per .hignore, .gitignore contents.
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