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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 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Everything are Recoll, DocFetcher, fzf and Gnome Do.

Everything alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Everything.
This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

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  1. FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    FSearch vs Everything opinions
    Almost everyone thinks FSearch is a great alternative to Everything.

    Based specifically off Search Everything

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    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  over 4 years ago
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    Cannot even match part of a file name

    Top negative comment  about 1 year ago
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    zahrun

    It works on Linux and it's fast

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    its very nice for searching

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    The best alternative for Everything on Linux

    Positive comment over 3 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 about 4 years ago
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  2. 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 vs Everything opinions
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    renArD

    Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search

    Negative comment over 3 years ago
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  3. 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.

    DocFetcher vs Everything opinions
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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 about 2 years ago
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    Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones

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  4. fzf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim

    A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.

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    BadTek

    Fast cli-tool to search files.

    Positive comment 6 months ago
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  5. Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    Gnome Do vs Everything opinions
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    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 over 4 years ago
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  6. Catfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GTK+
    • Xfce
    • PyGTK

    GTK+ desktop search frontend.

    Catfish vs Everything opinions
    Most users think Catfish is a great alternative to Everything.

    it's fast and simple to use, you can simply select the drive, add a keyword and start the search.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    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 almost 3 years ago
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  7. Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

    Search Monkey vs Everything opinions
    Some users think Search Monkey is a great alternative to Everything, some don't.

    MUCH slower than Everything.

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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    Search monkey works almost as well on Ubuntu

    Positive comment about 7 years ago
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  8. ANGRYsearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

    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 about 4 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 6 years ago
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  9. KFind

    • 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.

  10. Drill

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Search files without indexing, but clever crawling.

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