The Best Everything AlternativesTop File Search Utilities and other similar apps like Everything
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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- - FSearch is the most popular Linux alternative to Everything.
- - FSearch is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Everything.
Comments about FSearch as a Alternative to EverythingAlmost everyone thinks FSearch is a great Everything alternative.all • positive • negative relevance • date
It works on Linux and it's fast2Guest
Based specifically off Search Everything8Guest
Cannot even match part of a file name0Guest
its very nice for searching0Guest
The best alternative for Everything on Linux8Show more comments ▾5 of 7 comments
Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.
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- - Listary is the most popular Windows alternative to Everything.
- Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
- LightweightListary consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
- Ad-freeListary doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
- Full-Text SearchListary lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
- No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Listary without registration.
- PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
Comments about Listary as a Alternative to EverythingMost users think Listary is a great Everything alternative.all • positive • negative relevance • date
Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer.5Guest
Fast search in explorer window.5Guest
it doesn't show up the thumnail view and doesn't have filter function.0
more lightweight than everything0Guest
Everything is more like the old Windows XP File search. Listary is more an application launcher. The UI are not similar enough either.-3Show more comments ▾5 of 6 comments
Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!Suggest and vote on features
Agent Ransack Features
Opinions about Agent Ransack as a Alternative to EverythingAlmost everyone thinks Agent Ransack is a great Everything alternative.
DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.
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- - DocFetcher is the most popular Mac alternative to Everything.
- Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
- PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
- Built-in viewerDocFetcher shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
- Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
Comments about DocFetcher as a Alternative to EverythingMost users think DocFetcher is a great Everything alternative.Guest
This is a file indexer, it is not designed to map complete drives without major configuration changes, it is designed to index the content of some folder's files, including their complete text content not just their existance like Everything does.2Guest
Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones0
UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.Suggest and vote on features
- Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
- PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
- LightweightUltraSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
- Dark ModeUltraSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
Opinions about UltraSearch as a Alternative to EverythingAlmost everyone thinks UltraSearch is a great Everything alternative.
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.Suggest and vote on features
Comments about Recoll as a Alternative to EverythingMost users think Recoll is a great Everything alternative.
Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search0
A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.Suggest and vote on features
Comments about fzf as a Alternative to EverythingMost users think fzf is a great Everything alternative.
well written, easy to learn, clear, fast , effective, forgiving.0
Fast cli-tool to search files.0
GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.Suggest and vote on features
Gnome Do Features
- Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
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There are mainly 2 big reasons : 1st : It does not find everything (every file) that does exist on your system. 2nd : It is not a tool to find specific files, especially if they are located on other disk drives.0