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Catfish Alternatives

Catfish is described as 'GTK+ desktop search frontend' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Catfish for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and SaaS. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Catfish are Recoll, DocFetcher, FSearch and RecentX.

Catfish alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be File Managers or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Catfish.
This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • GTK+
  • Xfce
  • PyGTK

GTK+ desktop search frontend.

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

    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  2. 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.

    Search results


  3. DocFetcher 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.

    Filter panel and preview panel enabled
  4. FSearch icon

    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.

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  5. 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.

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    Locate32

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 structures and uses these databases in searches.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  7. Search Monkey icon

    Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

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  8. EasyFind icon

    EasyFind

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

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  9. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.

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  10. SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives.

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