Agent Ransack—a faster search for Windows

Screenshot of Agent Ransack—showing rows of search results
Agent Ransack found all of the PDFs in my Dropbox in under 3 seconds

One application that I have been using for years is Agent Ransack, a fabulously fast free search utility from Mythicsoft.

I have always found the built-in Windows search functionality to be poorly in adequate. So I turned to a third-party application.

Agent Ransack has a lite version which is free for both personal and commercial use.

It features both a basic and expert layout, supports a load of filters and regular expressions and it is blazingly fast.

Expert layout

Searching for all PDF files in my Dropbox, it found 2,568 files from a possible 296,910 items (116 GB) within two seconds. When I tried to do the same using search within Windows Explorer, I ended up having to restart Explorer as it had got too sluggish.

Download Agent Ransack at Mythicsoft.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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