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    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 best Mac alternative is DocFetcher, 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 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Copernic Desktop Search are GCstar (Free, Open Source), Spotlight (Free), Spotter (Free, Open Source) and HoudahSpot (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2022
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    Instantly find documents, e-mails(full text), attachments, videos, pictures, music(metadata), and other types of files(file...
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    1. 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.
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      Most users think DocFetcher is a great alternative to Copernic Desktop Search.
      mccaldeira 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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.

    3. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
    4. Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.
    5. Advanced File Search Utility for Mac OS X.

    6. 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:
      • Mac
      Tembo: Easy and Effective Searching
      • Mac
      • Windows
      All of your files and emails at your fingertips. Diamond launches from a keyboard shortcut and allows instant, secure access to any of a user's files and emails. View a demo at
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    7. 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.
    8. 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.
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