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DocFetcher Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to DocFetcher for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Recoll. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try grep or fzf. 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 Spotlight, EasyFind, Spotter and fzy.

DocFetcher 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 DocFetcher.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. 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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    The installation in macOS is anything but simple. The default installer creates an application that cannot process PDF files, a lot of manual steps are needed to make the app functional.

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

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    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.

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  2. grep icon

    grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

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    fzf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim

    A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.

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  4. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

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    EasyFind

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing.

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    Spotter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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    fzy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Vim

    fzy is a fast, simple fuzzy text selector for the terminal with an advanced scoring algorithm.

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    Find Any File

    • Mac

    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:

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    Diamond

    • 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 https://youtu.be/uXxQszNKaqw.

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    TextSeek

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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