Copernic Desktop Search Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search for Windows, Mac, Linux, Microsoft Office Outlook, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Copernic Desktop Search.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/26/2019 2:20:00 AM

Alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search for all platforms with any license

  • DocFetcher

    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.

    • I used Copernic Desktop Search on Windows, I searched for a long time for a replacement on Linux. DocFetcher was the best option, although it is difficult to install. mccaldeiraApr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • The free version of Copernic Desktop Search has a limit to the number of files that you can search. To my knowledge, DocFetcher has no such limit. When Copernic introduced the limit, I switched to DocFetcher, to my full satisfaction. Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 having to separately open each file! Agent Ransack provides compelling advantages over similar search tools:-Regular expressions that allow complex rule based searches.- Immediate contents results view -Various wizards to walk the user through the searching process.

    Freemium 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 structures and uses these databases in searches. The use of these databases provides very fast searching speed. The software includes a dialog based application as well as console programs which can be used to both update and access databases.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • RecentX

    RecentX gives you fastest access to your files, folders, programs, websites and also clipboard history in Windows. What's special is that it automatically remembers your recent and favorite items so that you can access them faster than searching all the files, folders etc. You can assign tags to all of them. You will be surprised to see how much hassle it saves and makes computing really enjoyable. We have stuffed this app with innovations that will boost your productivity.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 FreeBSD, or even Windows and MacOS.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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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 commercial use. FileLocator Lite is a rebranding of Agent Ransack for corporate environments. It has exactly the same functionality but with a different name and logo.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Lookeen Desktop Search

    Lookeen Desktop Search is an indexed-based file and email search tool for business and private users. With Lookeen you will not only find the information you need on your desktop – shared folders and network paths can also be indexed and searched. Lookeen allows you to simultaneously search the contents of Office documents (.xlsx, .docx, .pptx etc.), PDF files, web content such as HTML or PHP pages, and many more.

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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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 time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size. SearchMyFiles allows you to make a very accurate search that cannot be done with Windows search.

    Free Windows

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  • Cathy

    An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CDs, DVDs or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media. Searching capabilities are based on file name, date and size. Additional features include filtering options, search duplicates or singles, customizable date format, etc.

    • Discontinued Last version to v2.31.3 in 2013-10-03 still for windows xp
    • Unlike copernic, cathy does not search into contents of files. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • SwiftSearch

    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. Most search utilities that achieve similar speeds do so by indexing drives while the computer is idle, but because idleness detection is so difficult to get right, in practice they end up slowing down the whole system just to speed up search.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Archivarius 3000

    Archivarius 3000 is a full-featured application to search documents and e-mail on the desktop computer, your local network and removable drives (CD, DVD). The documents can be searched by content, the same as with Internet search engines. Key features include Instant full-text search of documents and e-mails. Word form search on 18 languages. Support for LAN (local network) and removable drives (CD, DVD and others).

    Commercial Windows

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger). Backed by an index of all items and files on the system, it's designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer, including documents, pictures, music, applications, and System Preferences. In addition, specific words in documents and in web pages in a web browser's history or bookmarks can be searched.

    Free Mac

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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. 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

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Index Your Files

    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., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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  • 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 unique to Find Any File: Has a new hierarchical view of the found items, making it much easier to browse 100s of items. Can run as root user, finding really any file on your disk, even those that are hidden from normal users.

    Free Mac

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  • XSearch

    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in high speed. When searching for special words in files, you can specify the words option such as "Any of the words", "All of the words", "Exact phrase", "Without the words" etc, you also can search files in hexadecimal. XSearch also automatically supports to search words in files in Unicode or UTF8 format.

    Free Windows

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  • 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. Grouped Search Results At first sight you will find Tembo to have been inspired by the original Spotlight interface as we knew it under Mac OS X Tiger. Search results are grouped by categories.

    Commercial Mac

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  • HoudahSpot

    HoudahSpot is an advanced file search tool for Mac. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot builds upon Spotlight, which comes preinstalled with OS X. It makes Spotlight both more powerful and easier to use. Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Quickly sort through search results. Add columns. Apply filters. Preview files and text matches.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Exselo Desktop

    Exselo Desktop is a Business Productivity Search tool that helps users with their day-to-day informational and operational needs. Exselo recognize the challenge to effectively understand and use the vast amount of information available. Exselo Desktop is the next generation search tool to help you find the information you have in Outlook and on your computer to get your job done.

    Free Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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