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  • Locate32 icon

    Locate32

    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other words, it uses databases to store information about directory...

    Open Source Windows

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  • RecentX icon

    RecentX

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    Commercial Windows

  • Finder icon

    Finder

    The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems that is responsible for the overall user-management of files, disks, network volumes and the launching of other applications. As such the...

    Free Mac

  • 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 Desktop Search (CDS) enables you to instantly search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Path Finder icon

    Path Finder

    Path Finder is a standalone Finder replacement that takes the Finder's familiar interface and adds numerous powerful features and interface innovations to help anyone be more productive on Mac OS X. It features: - Dual-pane...

    Commercial Mac

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    EasyFind

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing. EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow...

    Free Mac

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  • Searchmonkey icon

    Searchmonkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in Gtk2 it is highly portable, and as well as running on Linux, ports are available on...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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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 tools with a similar search operation, here are the special features...

    Free Mac

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  • Leap icon

    Leap

    With Leap you find things based on your natural memory of that file. “Hhmm it was a big photoshop file of a basketball court” or “Something I tagged important” or “A word document somewhere in my documents folder”. With the Finder...

    Commercial Mac

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    Ffind

    Ffind is a graphical file search application for Microsoft Windows, inspired by Unix "find" command-line utility. It is written in the C programming language using Windows API only. - Multiple paths search -...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Yep icon

    Yep

    With Yep 2, you can easily track over 100,000 documents like PDFs, iWork and Office documents, use Quick Look or Yeps built-in magnifier to view documents, file documents automatically into a date-based folder system within your...

    Commercial Mac

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  • iFileX icon

    iFileX

    iFileX's functionality and design is based on Mac OS early-era file search tools such as Find File and Sherlock, now replaced by Spotlight.

    Free Mac

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  • NeoFinder icon

    NeoFinder

    NeoFinder (formerly known as CDFinder) is a powerful and very fast disk cataloging tool, reading metadata like EXIF, IPTC, JPG, TIFF, MP3, AAC (iTunes). It rapidly catalogs your entire media and disk library, and your backup...

    Commercial Mac

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    abeMeda

    abeMeda is a disk and data library for all your media assets, and almost everything that spins -harddisks, CD's, DVD's, ZIP's... abeMeda creates catalogs of your media and their metadata, and offers them offline for...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Tembo icon

    Tembo

    Tembo: Easy and Effective Searching Tembo is an efficient search tool that is based upon the Spotlight engine. The job of Tembo is to make searching (and finding) of files, mail messages, bookmarks, ... as easy as possible. ...

    Commercial Mac

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  • File buddy icon

    File buddy

    File Buddy is best thought of as a collection of tools for managing the vast number of files and folders found on your hard drive. A complete list of what File Buddy can do is too extensive to list in its entirety, but the following...

    Commercial Mac

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  • TaskSurfer icon

    TaskSurfer

    TaskSurfer gives you all of the tools you need to manage things the way you want. Stick things in folders, use contexts to decide where and when to work on stuff, or tag it with a location and let your Mac sort it out for you. Go...

    Commercial Mac

  • Scherlokk icon

    Scherlokk

    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily. Search can be made on...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Magican File icon

    Magican File

    Magican File is a professional program for Mac OS X that let you search and manage files on your disks. Search files on disk - Magican File supports files search in any directory in Hard Disk and Flash Disk, you may define...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The company seems to be abandoned: no news since 2013. Last version, 1.1.0, released in June 2011, can be still downloaded from Apple Appstore.

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