Copernic Desktop Search Alternatives for Mac

Copernic Desktop Search is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small DocFetcher iconDocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search are Small Spotlight iconSpotlight (Free), Small HoudahSpot iconHoudahSpot (Paid), Small Find Any File iconFind Any File (Paid) and Small Tembo iconTembo (Paid).

Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home. If you're looking for more info about Copernic Desktop Search like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/12/2019 8:15:00 AM

Alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search for Mac 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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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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  • Scherlokk

    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily. Search can be made on any kind of build in volume, portable volume (pendrives, memory cards, USB drives), network drive (AFP, SMB, FTP), Thunderbolt or Firewire device (CD/DVD, external HDD, slave computer), etc. It does not matter if the searched file is hidden or system.

    Commercial Mac

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  • SearchLight - SpotLight on steroids

    The Spotlight Search Metadata on your Mac is a truly remarkable thing. Given some text it is able to find all occurrences anywhere on the filesystem in the blink of an eye. At that this point your options are limited however. It's not easy to see where the matches are on your disk or where your search text occurs in the file before you open it. It's the same when you're using the search feature in Finder.

    Free Mac Spotlight

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  • iFileX

    iFileX's functionality and design is based on Mac OS early-era file search tools such as Find File and Sherlock, now replaced by Spotlight.

    Free Mac

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  • DEVONsphere

    Let DEVONsphere Express keep track of related emails, articles on the same subject, and similar web pages. Discover the hidden connection between seemingly unrelated files. Find other items related to what you're working on Search like Spotlight on steroids Context-aware; always focuses on what you do Runs as a menu extra, always available

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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