DFind Alternatives

    DFind is described as 'lets you perform advanced file and folder searches on your Mac. Need to find all files containing a certain text? Need to find files created in the last hour? Need to find large files that take up all your disk space?' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DFind for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like DFind are Alfred (Freemium), ueli (Free, Open Source), DocFetcher (Free, Open Source) and FSearch (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
    2. Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack.
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    3. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Fluent Search (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use search application that lets you search for running applications, browser tabs, bookmarks, files, and more.
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    8. KRunner is the launcher built into the Plasma desktop.
    9. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.
    10. 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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