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  • Everything icon


    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows...

    Free Windows

  • Launchy icon

    Launchy Discontinued

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • DocFetcher icon


    DocFetcher 1.1 is a portable German/English Open Source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of...

    Freemium Windows

  • grepWin icon


    grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin...

    Open Source Windows

  • Locate32 icon


    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate...

    Open Source Windows

  • RecentX icon


    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It...

    Commercial Windows

  • FileLocator icon


    FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find. It...

    Freemium Windows

  • FileSearchy icon


    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search...

    Free Personal Windows

  • regain icon


    Search the contents of your files not just the file names. regain is a search engine similar to web search engines like Google, with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Copernic Desktop Search icon

    Copernic Desktop Search

    Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home. Copernic...

    Free Personal Windows

  • dnGREP icon


    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives...

    Open Source Windows

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  • SearchMyFiles icon


    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It...

    Free Windows

  • Recoll icon


    This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Lookeen Desktop Search icon

    Lookeen Desktop Search

    A fast and next-generation desktop search and productivity tool for standard and virtual desktops, for private and enterprise search...

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

  • AstroGrep icon


    AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options...

    Open Source Windows

  • UltraSearch icon


    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does NOT...

    Free Windows

  • grep icon


    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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  • PowerGREP icon


    Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you...

    Commercial Windows

  • FileSeek icon


    FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple...

    Free Windows

  • EasyFind icon


    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files...

    Free Mac

  • Index Your Files icon

    Index Your Files Discontinued

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

  • Searchmonkey icon


    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Archivarius 3000 icon

    Archivarius 3000

    Archivarius 3000 is a full-featured application to search documents and e-mail on the desktop computer, your local network and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Xobni icon

    Xobni Discontinued

    Xobni is an Outlook plugin that helps you search and organize your inboxes. Download Xobni's Outlook plugin instantly. With Xobni...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Blackberry Microsoft Office Outlook Gmail

  • SwiftSearch icon


    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever...

    Open Source Windows

  • MasterSeeker icon


    MasterSeeker is software to search and find files in your pc lightning fast.

    Free Windows

  • BareGrep icon


    A free file finding and text searching tool: * Regular expression text search * High performance search algorithm * Wildcard and...

    Freemium Windows

  • Windows Grep icon

    Windows Grep

    The program combines the power and flexibility of traditional command line grep utilities available on DOS, UNIX and other platforms...

    Commercial Windows

  • SMF – Search my Files icon

    SMF – Search my Files

    SMF is a file and file duplicate search tool that uses hashing (MD5, CRC32 or SHA1) to determine similarity. It has tons of search...

    Free Windows

  • XSearch icon


    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in...

    Free Windows

  • mlocate

    Indexes filesystems allowing you to search for files.

    Open Source Linux

  • Find Any File icon

    Find Any File

    Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by...

    Free Mac

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