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Drill Alternatives

Drill is described as 'Search files without indexing, but clever crawling' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are five alternatives to Drill for Windows, Linux, GTK+, Xfce and PyGTK. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Drill are FSearch, Catfish, SearchMyFiles and Search Text In Files.

Drill alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Duplicate File Finders or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Drill.
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    Everything

    • Windows
    98 alternatives to Everything 

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name...

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    1.  LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
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    FSearch

    79 alternatives to FSearch 

    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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    1.  LightweightFSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Dark ModeFSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Catfish

    • Linux
    • GTK+
    • Xfce
    • PyGTK
    25 alternatives to Catfish 

    GTK+ desktop search frontend.

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    1.  AutocompletionCatfish can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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    SearchMyFiles

    • Windows
    95 alternatives to SearchMyFiles 

    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content...

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    1.  PortableSearchMyFiles can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Full-Text SearchSearchMyFiles lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Search Text In Files

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    57 alternatives to Search Text In Files 

    Search Text In Files is an easy-to-use file search application for your computer. Search through plain-text files and PDF files using simple queries and this tool will quickly list the requested files.

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    1.  LightweightSearch Text In Files consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableSearch Text In Files can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Works OfflineSearch Text In Files can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Full-Text SearchSearch Text In Files lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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