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CSearcher is described as *'simple and fast free non-indexing search program.

Searching computer files and folders is rather common for every PC user daily. Using standard Windows Explorer solution for this has many disavantages: it's slow, uses lots of RAM and many times it does not fin'* and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CSearcher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like CSearcher are DocFetcher, Recoll, Agent Ransack and FSearch.

CSearcher alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CSearcher.
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  1. Everything icon

    Everything

    • Windows
    98 alternatives to Everything 

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name...

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    1.  LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  2. DocFetcher icon

    DocFetcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    109 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    Filter panel and preview panel enabled


  3. Recoll icon

    Recoll

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    37 alternatives to Recoll 

    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.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchRecoll lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  Dark ModeRecoll supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  4. Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    68 alternatives to 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!

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    Search results, showing the contents view docked below the file list view:
  5. FSearch icon

    FSearch

    79 alternatives to FSearch 

    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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    1.  LightweightFSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Dark ModeFSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  6. Spotlight icon

    Spotlight

    • Mac
    60 alternatives to 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...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  7. UltraSearch icon

    UltraSearch

    46 alternatives to UltraSearch 

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightUltraSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeUltraSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    RecentX

    • Windows
    266 alternatives to RecentX 

    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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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do

    79 alternatives to Gnome Do 

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    • Catfish icon

      Catfish

      • Linux
      • GTK+
      • Xfce
      • PyGTK
      25 alternatives to Catfish 

      GTK+ desktop search frontend.

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      1.  AutocompletionCatfish can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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