A handy and lightweight Mac OS X utility that helps you to quickly search (and replace) one or several words in hundred of text files
AskPoirot can be used, for example, to detect any misspelled word that you might have typed in more than one document multiple times. All you have to do is specify the target files, enter a word and click on the Search button.
Furthermore, AskPoirot features a straightforward and intuitive user interface that makes visible all the app’s functions. The main window is comprised of a pane which lists all documents that contain the searched word, as well as the number of hits. The total number of hits is also displayed above the Hits column.
Additionally, you can sort the information (file name, text found and hits) by clicking on their respective column names. Another thing you can do is to double click on each entry and the selected document will open in the appropriate application.
On the left of the main window can be seen the number of search results, the parsing details (the number of folders, total files and parsed files) and the elapsed time. The main window also includes the Find field where you can enter your search query and an Insert menu for choosing the type of documents you want to be processed.
Some other features include the ability to choose the encoding type and specify which file types you don’t want to be processed. Moreover, you can toggle an option to search for full words or not and one if you want the search to be case sensitive.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on January 5th, 2014
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Application descriptionAskPoirot is an fast engine for searching in one go one or several sets of words in hundreds of files created by word ...