Open Source 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 FSearch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Everything are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Recoll (Free, Open Source), fzf (Free, Open Source) and Catfish (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 30, 2020

    • 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



    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      still very good andsimple but effective
      Positive comment over 2 years ago 1 users agree

    • SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Indexer++ is probably the best open-source desktop files and folders search utility for Windows.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Instant file search, showing results as you type.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      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 2 years ago 1 users agree and 1 doesn't

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