Alternatives to Google Desktop for all platforms with any license

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  • Everything icon

    Everything

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

    Free Windows

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    • "Everything" does not search in the files content, only in the files names. This is of course a major difference. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 files Agent Ransack also displays the...

    Freemium Windows

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  • FileSearchy icon

    FileSearchy

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

    Free Personal Windows

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  • 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 requirements. Finds documents...

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

  • XSearch icon

    XSearch

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

    Free Windows

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  • SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

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

    Open Source Windows

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  • 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 content, though). As there are other...

    Free Mac

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  • Rummage icon

    Rummage

    Locating your documents with ease. Rummage is a simple tool that does all the hard work organising your documents so you can find them fast. Spend less time...

    Free Windows

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    Gaviri SearchOS

    Gaviri SearchOS - Search Desktop, E-Mails, Network and Mobile Devices. The free version is not portable and cannot search in network folders. The universal search engine...

    Freemium Windows

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Google Desktop Comments

on my tests : does not index all files (even those supported!)

Comment by jdopen
about Google Desktop Aug 2011

Hello,
This could have been a great freeware if it didn't have some stupid limits (like don't search in all documents lenght!). I hope Google improves it. ;)

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