Alternatives to RecentX for all platforms with any license

  • Everything icon

    Everything

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS...

    Free Windows

  • Launchy icon

    Launchy

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Ditto

    Ditto is an extension to the standard Windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the...

    Open Source Windows

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    Listary

    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and innumerable third-party applications. It searches folders, files or anything else as-you-type....

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • Alfred icon

    Alfred

    Alfred is a quicklaunch application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

    Freemium Mac

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    CopyQ

    Clipboard manager with searchable and editable history. It's possible to save plain text, images, HTML and other formats, use plugins, filter out content by text, data format or window from which it is copied, use multiple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    DocFetcher

    DocFetcher 1.1 is a portable German/English Open Source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Wox

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching. Since the local search is powered by Everything you will start receiving results as you type.

    Open Source Windows

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    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 text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without...

    Freemium Windows

  • Synapse icon

    Synapse

    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents and files by making use of the Zeitgeist engine.

    Open Source Linux

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    Find And Run Robot

    FARR also lets you quickly run web searches, send email, manipulate files, control on-screen windows, and much more. Build and share custom commands or install plugins to add tons of new features, like live search features for your...

    Free Windows

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    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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    FastKeys

    Text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete, mouse gestures, macro recorder, clipboard manager and more.

    Commercial Windows

  • Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver &...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
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    Quicksilver

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient. An introduction...

    Open Source Mac

  • Executor icon

    Executor

    A multi purpose launcher and more advanced and customizable freeware windows run replacement and more. Executor is available also as a portable app and can be integrated in LiberKey.

    Free Windows

  • ArsClip icon

    ArsClip

    ArsClip is a freeware utility for the windows clipboard. ArsClip monitors the clipboard and keeps track of the entries. Press a configurable hotkey and select an item (or items) to quickly paste into a program. ArsClip used to be...

    Freemium Windows Android

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    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 other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents....

    Free Personal Windows

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    Flamory

    Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later using full-text search and thumbnails. Paste them anywhere as links or screenshots. When history...

    Free Personal Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Microsoft Office Powerpoint Microsoft Office Word Adobe Reader Notepad++ Firefox Adobe Acrobat

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    Tabbles

    Tabbles - advanced tagging system Tabbles allows you to categorize your files/folders by placing them in as many tabbles (tag-bubbles) as you like and then find them back by remembering what that file was about and “combining” the...

    Freemium Windows

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    ClipX

    ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it. You can use the system tray icon to restore your old clipboards and use a hotkey to paste them directly inside your favorite editor. Plugins are available to...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, ClipX 1.0.3.9 beta 7, released in July 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Keypirinha

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

    Free Windows

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    FileLocator

    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 is a free reduced functionality version of FileLocator Pro. It is free for both personal and...

    Freemium Windows

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    ASuite

    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed to work with removable storage (uses relative paths) media like USB sticks, hard drives, iPods, etc.

    Open Source Windows

  • LaunchBar icon

    LaunchBar

    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away. ...

    Freemium Mac

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    True Launch Bar

    True Launch Bar is the unlimited version of the Free Launch Bar. True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True...

    Freemium Windows

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    Folders Popup

    Folders Popup lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders and documents!.

    Open Source Windows GitHub

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    SearchMyFiles

    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed...

    Free Windows

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    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

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    ClipMenu

    ClipMenu can manage clipboard history. You can record 8 clipboard types, from plain text to image. To paste a recorded item, you just pop up menu by invoking the shortcut key, and select a menu item from the menu. You can also...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2014. Last development version, 1.0.0a1, released in November 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    1clipboard

    A universal clipboard managing app that makes it easy to access your clipboard from anywhere on any device.

    Free Mac Windows

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    regain

    Search the contents of your files not just the file names. regain is a search engine similar to web search engines like Google, with the difference that you don't search the web, but your own files and documents. Using regain you...

    Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Catfish

    Catfish is a versatile file searching tool. Catfish is a search GUI powered by locate and find behind the scenes, with autocompletion from Zeitgeist and locate. The advanced options allow filtering by date and file type. The...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    UltraSearch

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does NOT maintain an index which is stored on your harddisk, it achieves its speed by working directly on the...

    Free Windows

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    Recoll

    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 use and feature-rich interface. Recoll finds keywords inside documents as well as file names. ...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

RecentX Comments

Xtremely Cool RecentX 1 Helpful

Comment by leneocsuite
about RecentX Dec 2016

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Good applicatiaon

Positive Comment by andersg
about RecentX Aug 2016

Works as described.

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Super Utility - RecentX

Positive Comment by marchanzo
about RecentX Jun 2016

RecentX is your one stop shop - from launcher, file search - all in one neat little package. This is one awesome package. Definitely not one to miss.

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No similar app like RecentX

Positive Comment by abdullahumar
about RecentX Apr 2016

if yo find a app that having a very useful feature and small in size at the same time, that's RecentX. I never found another app like this, seriously.

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Awesome Product

Positive Comment by BPJW64
about RecentX Feb 2016

Excellent, stable and mature product. Definitely increases my productivity. Well worth the price of the product. Come on download a trial, you'll see.

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Very helpful

Positive Comment by mrkuramoto
about RecentX Dec 2015

Everyone who is a frequent user of Windows knows how boring is to surf among dozens of folders.

The concept of folders came from the real world, when we use to storage things inside folders. The same concept was introduced in Windows and remain until today. Who have the opportunity to play with Apple knows what I’m talking about.

RecentX helps a lot because the program is a truly short cut when we are talking about folders in Windows. I spend approximately 8 hours a day using a computer and RecentX is a program that I cannot leave without it.

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Great program

Positive Comment by chesterwang
about RecentX Aug 2015

I have to access to a lot of folders on the company server everyday, and it wastes a lot of time switching between the folders and files. I found this program by chance, and it really helps me a lot and saves me a whole chunk of time. A really great one for productivity. The clipboard manager is another bonus!

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The best way to find anything on your computer

Positive Comment by rinofrasc
about RecentX Dec 2014

I'm using RecentX from about three years and I can't imagine how to make a search inside my huge archive without it. It's fast, really cheap and reliable.
Only 2 small but useful things can be added: search history and import export of filters

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