Everything Alternatives

    Everything is described as '"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows' and is one of the leading apps in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Everything for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like Everything are FSearch (Free, Open Source), Agent Ransack (Freemium), DocFetcher (Free, Open Source) and Recoll (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Listary is a great alternative to Everything.
      Fast search in explorer window.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      olegmaisak Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Everything is more like the old Windows XP File search. Listary is more an application launcher. The UI are not similar enough either.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      Yolandastroman Listary is not productive as Everything
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    2. 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 vs Everything opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FSearch is a great alternative to Everything.
      Based specifically off Search Everything
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      The best alternative for Everything on Linux
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Cannot even match part of a file name
      Top negative comment  5 months ago

      zahrun It works on Linux and it's fast
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      its very nice for searching
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    3. 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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      Most users think Agent Ransack is a great alternative to Everything.
    4. 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 vs Everything opinions
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      Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    5. 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. A small fee is required for downloading and using the Windows binary version.
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      Recoll vs Everything opinions
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      renArD Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    6. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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      Almost everyone thinks UltraSearch is a great alternative to Everything.
    7. 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.
      Most users think EasyFind is a great alternative to Everything.
    8. 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.
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      Most users think RecentX is a great alternative to Everything.
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      • Vim
      fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder. * No dependencies * Blazingly fast * The most comprehensive feature set * Flexible layout using tmux panes * Batteries included * Vim/Neovim plugin, key bindings and fuzzy auto-completion
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    9. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).
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      Spotlight vs Everything opinions
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      CeesT Spotlight is standard on MacOS, searches filenames and more, and shows a preview of selected files.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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