Open Source 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 grep icongrep (Free, Open Source), Small fzf iconfzf (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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  • 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


  • 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
  • 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