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Everything Alternatives for Mac

Everything is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Recoll. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DocFetcher or EasyFind. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Everything and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Everything are fzf, Find Any File, Spotlight and Spotter.

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.
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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. 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.

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    Recoll vs Everything opinions
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    renArD

    Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search

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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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    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.

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    Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones

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    EasyFind

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing.

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    Most users think EasyFind is a great alternative to Everything.
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    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.

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    Find Any File

    • Mac

    Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by content, though). As there are other tools with a similar search operation, here are the special features unique to Find Any File:

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    Almost everyone thinks Find Any File is a great alternative to Everything.


  6. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

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    CeesT

    Spotlight is standard on MacOS, searches filenames and more, and shows a preview of selected files.

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    Spotter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.

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    fzy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Vim

    fzy is a fast, simple fuzzy text selector for the terminal with an advanced scoring algorithm.

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  9. Clew icon

    Clew

    • Mac

    Universal search bar for all your cloud apps.

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  10. HoudahSpot icon

    HoudahSpot

    • Mac

    Advanced File Search Utility for Mac OS X.

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