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

    1. 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.
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    2. Full-text morphological search among documents and e-books of dozens of file types, including text in archives and disk images; on the your desktop, LAN, clouds (WebDAV) and removable drives.
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    3. 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. Clean and intuitive multi-tabbed user interface.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Majorgeeks

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    4. Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc.
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    5. XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, files, and snippets.


    6. Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box that allows you to search data on your computer and across the web.
    7. 3D Clipboard is a free clipboard manager utility for Windows that keeps track of the items you copy to the clipboard. allowing you to access them later.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.5.1, released on October 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Tags allows you to manage your files in a way far superior to folders. Work faster, and be more efficient.
    8. Tagger is a small application for OS X that can be used for quickly adding arbitrary textual tags to files. It uses the OpenMeta system for saving tags, so the tags you add with it will be readable (and editable) by all the other applications that support OpenMeta.

      Discontinued

      Last update was on October 02, 2011. Source code is available.

    9. PastePal is a native macOS application that allows us to easily manage pasteboard history, notes and shortcut. The app displays nicely in light and dark mode, and visually accessible via side bar. You can toggle side bar via shortcut Cmd Option Alt P.
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