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Comment by alternativeto1254
about Everything · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

best app. easy to find files. instantaneously!

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(Real) linux alternative?

Comment by kalligator
about Everything · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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 :)

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Good alternative to Everything

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

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.

Advantages:

  • 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]

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Comment by Dmitri
about Everything · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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 (: ).

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