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, 50 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 Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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