Alternatives to Everything for Linux with any license

  • FSearch

    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. Note: The...

    • The best alternative for Everything on Linux Guest • Jan 2019 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Dec 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. gdxMay 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Based specifically off Search Everything Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • DocFetcher

    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...

    • Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones Guest • Feb 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Recoll

    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. ...

    • Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search renArDJan 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    • 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. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's fast and simple to use, you can simply select the drive, add a keyword and start the search. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux GTK+ Xfce PyGTK

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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...

    • Discontinued
      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
    • 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. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ANGRYsearch

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

    • 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. Guest • Jun 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Indexed file search of all your files. finds files, folders, paths, and any combination of those JazorayJan 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • KFind

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app...

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version,, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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