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Everything is described as '"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows' and is a leading File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Everything for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like Everything are FSearch, Agent Ransack, Recoll and DocFetcher.

Everything 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 Everything.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

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  1. Listary icon

    Listary

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Windows Explorer

    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ CustomizableListary is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Fast search in explorer window.

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    olegmaisak

    Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer.

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    it doesn't show up the thumnail view and doesn't have filter function.

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    Everything is more like the old Windows XP File search. Listary is more an application launcher. The UI are not similar enough either.

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    Yolandastroman

    Listary is not productive as Everything

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    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Based specifically off Search Everything

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    Between all the listed alternative (Linux) applications to Everything (Windows), FSearch is the most identical, you only need to include at the beginning the paths of the locations you want to look for, it will load all the files and folders names into a list (database) just as do Everything, and then you can do a research based on some words to instantly find the files or folders related to that research.

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    Cannot even match part of a file name

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    zahrun

    It works on Linux and it's fast

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    its very nice for searching

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    The best alternative for Everything on Linux

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    gdx

    FSearch is very fast, with an intuitive graphical interface. It's not an exact clone of Everything but it's very similar, taking in consideration the differences between Windows and Linux.

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    Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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!

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchRecoll lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    renArD

    Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search

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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ 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.
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    Filter panel and preview panel enabled
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    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.

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    Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones

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    UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

    ⚫︎ PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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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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    fzf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim

    A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.

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    BadTek

    Fast cli-tool to search files.

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    Spotlight

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

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

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    CeesT

    Spotlight is standard on MacOS, searches filenames and more, and shows a preview of selected files.

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  10. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think RecentX is a great alternative to Everything.
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