Free Everything Alternatives

    Everything is described as 'File and folder lookup tool that searches across local, removable, and network mapped drives'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Everything for various platforms. The best alternative is Listary, which is free. Other great apps like Everything are FSearch (Free, Open Source), DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Agent Ransack (Freemium) and Recoll (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 30, 2020

    • Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows
      that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Everything.
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      • Freemium
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      • Windows Explorer
      Fast search in explorer window.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 6 users agree and 2 don't

      olegmaisak Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 9 users agree and 5 don't

      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 8 months ago 0 users agree and 4 don't

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    • 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.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Everything.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      Based specifically off Search Everything
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 6 users agree

      The best alternative for Everything on Linux
      Positive comment about 2 years ago 9 users agree and 2 don't

      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 about 3 years ago 7 users agree and 2 don't

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    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones
      Positive comment about 1 year ago 0 users agree and 1 doesn't

      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 11 months ago 2 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Everything.
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      renArD Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search
      Negative comment about 2 years ago 2 users agree and 2 don't

    • EasyFind is an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight to find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Everything.
    • UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Everything.
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      • Free
      • Windows
    • A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Vim
    • GTK+ desktop search frontend.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Everything.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • GTK+
      • Xfce
      • PyGTK
      Everything is instant once the drive is indexed which takes seconds on my 5T drive. Catfish is very slow by comparison, having to actually search each time you type something instead of immediately showing all results.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago 3 users agree and 1 doesn't

      it's fast and simple to use, you can simply select the drive, add a keyword and start the search.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago 1 users agree and 2 don't

    • 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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago