Download Text Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian
    Windows Phone

    An indispensable guide to the world

    7
    639 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, GPS navigation, 3D street view, Information about business and places of interest, Text and voice search
    • CONS: Can put a strain on memory and battery
  • Adobe Reader Touch for Windows 10

    1.0.7.1855

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A very basic PDF viewer

    6
    158 votes
    • PROS: Accesses other installed apps to browse for PDFs, Text search, Recently viewed list
    • CONS: No ability to edit, No annotations, No zooming
  • Free NIV Bible

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and comprehensive bible for desktop computers

    8
    41 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download this software., A streamlined search function is excellent to find a specific text.
    • CONS: There are no illustrations contained alongside the text., This software application cannot work with systems newer than Windows 7.
  • Al-Quran Explorer

    4.0.23

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Work with Quran easier than ever

    7
    183 votes
    • PROS: Hierarchical view of all verses in Quran, Powerful text search engine
    • CONS: Ugly user interface
  • WinDjView

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A slick DjVu document viewer

    7
    65 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and compact tool, Dictionary and text search options included, Custom keyboard navigation and scrolling shortcuts available, Magnifying glass and marquee zoom available
    • CONS: Advanced features take time to learn
  • AdwCleaner

    7.0.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quickly search and delete adware for free

    8
    17 votes
    • PROS: Extremely quick scanning, Detailed text file of scan results, No installation required, Effective in finding unwanted files, It's free, Get rid of those bleeping unwanted programs
    • CONS: Requires a reboot after cleaning, Not available on Mac or Android
  • UC Browser

    7.8.0.95

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Pocket PC
    Symbian

    Slick, feature-rich mobile Web browser

    6
    1653 votes
    • PROS: Fast, Supports multiple windows, Built-in download manager, Handy search supporting multiple search engines, Home screen for quick access to favorite sites
    • CONS: Doesn't always handle images well, Lack of Help
  • iBooks

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Read eBooks on your iPhone or iPad

    6
    101 votes
    • PROS: Comfortable for reading, Set text size and font, Bookmarks, Text search and dictionary
    • CONS: iBookstore is a bit clunky, No pinch-to-zoom, Drab bookshelf interface design
  • Fraise

    3.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Lightweight and fast text editor

    7
    16 votes
    • PROS: Neat interface, Uncluttered, Tons of options, Great search and replace
    • CONS: None so far!
  • Agent Ransack

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    8
    45 votes
    • InFile Seeker

      1.8.0.200

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      InFile Seeker is a practical tool designed to search for words or entire strings inside many text-based files.

      8
      4 votes
      • jEdit

        4.3.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Powerful text editor for programmers

        6
        24 votes
        • PROS: Simple to use but powerful, Excellent search and replace feature, Lots of plugins
        • CONS: Can be slow on startup, Spell-checker inconsistent
      • FileSearchy

        1.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        FileSearchy

        10
        1 vote
        • DocFetcher

          1.0.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Search for specific text inside documents

          7
          16 votes
          • PROS: Fast indexing, Support for many formats
          • CONS: PDF doesn't work properly
        • Search and Replace

          1.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Search and replace text in multiple files and filenames

          8
          15 votes
          • PROS: Simple to use but powerful, Much quicker than going through files one by one, Replaces file names as well as text within files
          • CONS: Doesn't work so well with unusual characters, Can't search and replace phrases
        • Hot Copy Paste

          7

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Enhances Windows Clipboard with multiple snippets, storage and full-text search

          5
          1 vote
          • Speak & Translate Live Voice and Text Translator

            1.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            A full version program for mac, by IAC Search & Media Europe Ltd.

            -
            No votes yet
            • Grep

              1.1.6

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Find and search in very large text files

              6
              1 vote
              • Inquisitor

                v62 3.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac
                Windows

                Instant search for Safari

                9
                9 votes
                • PROS: Stable and fast, Remembers searches, Customize and choose search engines
                • CONS: Shows affiliate links, Limited to Safari
              • Seeker

                3.0.7.9

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Search your computer and replace text within any TXT files

                1
                2 votes
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                14.0.231836.9Windows
                2Varies with device6396.7Android, iPhone, Web Apps, Symbian
                31.0.7.18551586.5Windows
                47.8.0.9516536.2Pocket PC, Symbian
                53.21016iPhone