Alternatives to Everything for all platforms with any license

  • Listary

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

    • Fast search in explorer window. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer. olegmaisakJun 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Listary is not productive as Everything YolandastromanOct 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Windows Explorer

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  • 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. Note: The...

    • Based specifically off Search Everything Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The best alternative for Everything on Linux Guest • Jan 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. gdxMay 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

  • EasyFind

    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...

    Free Mac

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  • Locate32

    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other...

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
    • still very good andsimple but effective Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • UltraSearch

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does NOT maintain an index which is stored...

    Free Windows

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  • Recoll

    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. ...

    • Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search renArDJan 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Catfish

    Catfish is a versatile file searching tool. Catfish is a search GUI powered by locate and find behind the scenes, with autocompletion from Zeitgeist and locate. The...

    • it's fast and simple to use, you can simply select the drive, add a keyword and start the search. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux GTK+ Xfce PyGTK

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  • Searchmonkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in Gtk2 it is highly...

    • Search monkey works almost as well on Ubuntu Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • Gnome Do

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. GNOME Do is inspired by...

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
    • 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. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ANGRYsearch

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

    • Indexed file search of all your files. finds files, folders, paths, and any combination of those JazorayJan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Using AngrySearch on Raspberry PI 3 B+ running Stretch and it is awesome for finding files....really quite fast...just like Search Everything on windows. Guest • Jun 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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Everything Comments

Comment by coma564
about Everything · Jul 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

There is freezing in Windows 10. Is there any solution?

Comment by alternativeto1254
about Everything · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

best app. easy to find files. instantaneously!


Good alternative to Everything

Comment by Midlinesoft
about Everything and FileSearchy · Dec 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I think Everything is a very good search tool, but it has some serious limitations that
prevent it from being the ONLY one search tool present on your computer. You will probably need
one more to search file contents or search computers where you don't have administrator permissions.

FileSearchy was designed to correct this flaw and combines both features in one tool.

Things in common:

  • Instant search by file name on NTFS drives.
  • Fast indexing and real-time DB update.


  • Search file contents including PDF and Office documents.
  • Search non-NTFS drives (without using index - not instant).
  • Ability to work without administrator rights (without using index).
  • Tabbed interface.

[Edited by Midlinesoft, December 03]

Comment by Dmitri
about Everything · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I use it to rapidly get to files without needing to use file open dialogs or explorer.

Let's hope development resumes though since a new beta version is long overdue. I would pay for this (although I have already donated (: ).


(Real) linux alternative?

Comment by kalligator
about Everything · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Is there a real linux alternative to Everything?

The suggestions found on the main site here are frankly way off. None of them offers the same functionality i.e. fast indexing and truly instant search.


there's a command line program called 'locate' that does what Everything does. if you have most of your data on a separate hard drive look into prune settings :)