Great article. More than deciding what to put in the list itself, I appreciated that you gave enough of a description of each product that I could tell you had actually looked at it. And I could use the description to decide if the product was worth investigating further or not.
Jerry: I too miss Speed Ferret a great deal! I only used it for MS Access, but it no longer works correctly on the version of MS Access that I use. I'd love to know of a replacement. I found something at one point, but it was not as full-featured and felt, I don't know the term, but "likely to not do it's job correctly" is the gist of my concern. If I'm going to do a search and replace on an important application, I want to know it is a reliable, stable product that has all the features I need. Thanks for your post. Glad to know I'm not the only one missing it, even if for different reasons.