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, 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 grep (Free, Open Source), fzf (Free, Open Source), Spotlight (Free) and EasyFind (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    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. A small fee is required for downloading and using the Windows binary version.
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      Recoll vs DocFetcher opinions
      Most users think Recoll is a great alternative to DocFetcher.
      It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      cocofifix 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 over 3 years ago

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


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Vim
      fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder. * No dependencies * Blazingly fast * The most comprehensive feature set * Flexible layout using tmux panes * Batteries included * Vim/Neovim plugin, key bindings and fuzzy auto-completion
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    3. 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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    4. 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.


    5. 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).
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      • 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • 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.
    6. Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily.
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