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TextSeek Alternatives

TextSeek is described as 'helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to TextSeek for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like TextSeek are Listary, Alfred, Albert and Recoll.

TextSeek alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TextSeek.
This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint...

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  1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

  2. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.



  3. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.

  4. Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  8. Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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!

  9. GCstar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.

  10. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

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