Free DocFetcher Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to DocFetcher for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Recoll iconRecoll, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to DocFetcher and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to DocFetcher are Small fzf iconfzf (Free, Open Source), Small grep icongrep (Free, Open Source), Small EasyFind iconEasyFind (Free) and Small Spotlight iconSpotlight (Free).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 27, 2020

  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to DocFetcher.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    cocofifix607734
    It is very fast and can index many different types of files. Search results are shown in context and everything is configurable. Two or more different databases can be created, although this demands starting the application from the command line.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.* No dependencies* Blazingly fast* The most comprehensive feature set* Flexible layout using tmux panes
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim


  • grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
  • EasyFind is an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight to find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing.

    Discontinued

    The app can still be downloaded on the Mac App Store but it hasn't been updated in 5 years.

    • Free
    • Mac
  • Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
  • fzy is a fast, simple fuzzy text selector for the terminal with an advanced scoring algorithm.fzy is faster and shows better results than other fuzzy finders.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Vim
  • 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.
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    • Free
    • Mac
    • Spotlight
  • 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.
  • SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) is a personal semantic content manager for desktop users.
    No screenshots yet
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows