Advanced Recent Access Alternatives

    Advanced Recent Access is described as 'is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more'. There are more than 100 alternatives to Advanced Recent Access for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Advanced Recent Access are CopyQ (Free, Open Source), Ditto (Free, Open Source), Keypirinha (Free) and Wox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

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      Clippo is the ultimate time saver for your daily work. Share and manage clipboards between your devices with no drawbacks. Save text, links and images that you have copied to your clipboard from any app.
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    1. Punakea is a little app that allows one to apply tags to files on one's computer. It then allows searching, browsing and manipulation of files in its tag-browser

      Discontinued

      Discontinued as of 2013, though the code was made available as an open source project under the MIT license.

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    2. 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).
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    3. Flashlight gives you control over Spotlight. There are tons of options for customization so you can do things how you want to. Flashlight is designed to make enhancing Spotlight easy and enhance it's usefulness on macOS 10.9 and up.
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    4. Use Tags within the Windows File Explorer. Tag any kind of file or folder. View the tagged items in a virtual folder. Combine tags for looking up files with multiple tags. Use the tags in the Open/Save Dialogs as well.
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    5. A command launcher for Chrome.
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    6. Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs.
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    7. The Personal File Tagging Utility. Tagg is a utility which locates your files based on simple labels you attach or tag on to your files. Contains support for Dropbox and Google Drive(does not support tags for local files).

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      Impossible to contact the web site

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    8. Salmon is a powerful search tool specifically for files and folders in macOS. Think of it like the Spotlight tool but only for files and folders. When you type anything in the search bar, which can be access anywhere by using a global shortcut).
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