Alternatives to Google Desktop for all platforms with any license

  • Everything icon


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

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • RecentX icon


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

    Commercial 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Windows Sidebar icon

    Windows Sidebar

    (Due to a security vulnerability, it is recommended to turn off Sidebar and Gadgets.) Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is...

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • Rummage icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Gaviri SearchOS icon

    Gaviri SearchOS

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

    Freemium Windows

  • Ava Find icon

    Ava Find Discontinued

    Find Instantly Search without delay. Amazing Accuracy Sophisticated ranking shows what you want near the top. Find New Files...

    Freemium Windows

  • LaunchTab icon

    LaunchTab Discontinued

    [Last update was released on 05 Oct 2007, but you can download it from on...

    Free Windows

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  • File Seeker icon

    File Seeker Discontinued

    File Seeker searches hard disks for files with excellent speed, accuracy and search within feature.

    Free Windows

  • Vista Rainbar icon

    Vista Rainbar Discontinued

    Vista Rainbar is a Windows Sidebar clone for Rainmeter. Entirely free and easy for using, this sidebar, whose you can change the...

    Free Windows

  • DeskRule icon


    Wherever you have files DeskRule can locate them. Search your hard disk, but also in mobile phones and cameras, zipfolders, FTP...

    Commercial Windows

  • Open Sidebar

    Open Sidebar is a vertical bar on your Windows Desktop that helps you keep your gadgets organized. This project is written on C#.

    Open Source Windows

Google Desktop Comments

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

Comment by jdopen
about Google Desktop Aug 2011

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. ;)