Free Everything Alternatives for Linux

    Everything is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FSearch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Everything and 16 is available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Everything are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Recoll (Free, Open Source), fzf (Free, Open Source) and Catfish (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. 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.
      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      Based specifically off Search Everything
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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

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

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      its very nice for searching
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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

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      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

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    2. 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
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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

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    3. 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
      pros, cons and recent comments
      renArD Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • 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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    4. GTK+ desktop search frontend.
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      Catfish vs Everything opinions
      Most users think Catfish is a great alternative to Everything.
      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 about 2 years ago

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      it's fast and simple to use, you can simply select the drive, add a keyword and start the search.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    5. 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 Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

      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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      Gnome Do vs Everything opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 almost 4 years ago

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    6. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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      Search Monkey vs Everything opinions
      Some users think Search Monkey is a great alternative to Everything, some don't.
      Search monkey works almost as well on Ubuntu
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      MUCH slower than Everything.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    7. Instant file search, showing results as you type.
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      ANGRYsearch vs Everything opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ANGRYsearch is a great alternative to Everything.
      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Jazoray Indexed file search of all your files. finds files, folders, paths, and any combination of those
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      TL;DR: What is this Search files without indexing, but clever crawling: At least 1 thread per mount point Use as much RAM as possible for caching stuff Try to avoid "black hole folders" using a regex based blocklist in which the crawler will never...
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