Alternatives to Everything for all platforms with any license

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  • Listary icon

    Listary

    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and innumerable third-party applications....

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com Windows Explorer

    • Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer. olegmaisakJun 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    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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    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    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...

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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    Find Any File

    Find Any File is a program for Apple's Mac OS X that lets you search for files on your disks.

    Free Mac

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    regain

    Search the contents of your files not just the file names. regain is a search engine similar to web search engines like Google, with the difference that you don't...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    FileSearchy

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and...

    Free Personal 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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    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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

Everything Comments

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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