Everything Reviews

FINALLY - New version of Everything

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Development of Everything has resumed again after many years.

I used to check every week for about 30 months and then got
tired of doing so and stopped checking. The one day I was on
Samer Kurdi's website and he mentioned that there was a new
version of Everything on the voidetools website.

Everything 1.3.3.658b Beta for Windows is the current beta version.

It is now under active development - 15 beta versions released since
early January to June this year.

Before this new development initiative the last work done on Everything
was in March 2009.

It is much faster than before!.

UAC issue fixed. Everything now runs a service as an elevated background
session. Then when you start the program each time it runs the client
interface in the user session. (You only need to deal with the UAC the first
time you run the program).

My all time favorite app has just got better.

Have tried many search programs like Locate32, Ultra File Search, Index
Your Files, Copernic, etc.

Best of bred

  • file search: Everything
  • file plus text search - Agent Ransack

[Edited by janakee, September 01]

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Extremely light, full of options, never crashes...

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How can i describe this utility? Well you know, since i fell on this one, i even thought of disabling the Windows Search engine. Searching a file takes 1 second on my 1,5 To storage. Extremely light, full of options (run in background or not, launch at startup or not, disks to scan, shell context menus etc.).

it also never crashed on me.

When your brain is failing you and you don't remember where this damn file is, Everything comes to your rescue.

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Everything DOES NOT index the contents of files, only filenames.

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I've been a Copernic Desktop Search user for a couple of years now, but I started to look for something less bulky and memory-consuming. I was ABOUT to install Everything until I read in it's help forum that this software DOES NOT index the contents of files. This is a crucial feature for me, as I use this type of indexers on my company's 500GB of Excel files database, so I basically dumped it as an option.

Just wanted to make the comment for all of you who are looking for this same functionality in an indexer. Everything only indexes filenames.

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Really nice application.

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It sits in tray hidden and takes 9 MB of RAM in my case (which is not too much nowadays), and it's very comfortable, when you make some hotkey for it (Win+S, for example). Scanning of 320 GB hdd took couple of seconds. And it searches faster, then you type :)

Really nice application.

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Everything is a must-have app that does what it says it does in a clear, simple, flexible and very efficient way. Anybody working with a large number of files spread out in multiple directories will find benefit in using Everything.

How to use it:

  1. Say you're looking for a file called "My_presentation_20180101.pptx", but you can't remember where you saved it (or even if that's what it's really called).
  2. Open Everything
  3. Every file on your computer is shown in a list
  4. Start typing a few letters, e.g. "prese"...
  5. As you type, Everything will reduce the number of items shown in the list to match what you typed
  6. If you can't remember whether you used underscores or spaces in the file name, add another search term, e.g. "presen 2018"
  7. Again Everything will narrow the list to all files that match the word "presen" AND "2018"
  8. You can also exclude terms. Say you don't want those files containing the word "media", add the "!" exclude search term, e.g. "presen 2018 !media"
  9. Again the list narrows

Very useful. Instantaneous. Small memory footprint. Not processor intensive. Lots of options.

No it does not search inside files, nor does it claim to do so, nor do I need it too do so ; that would make it too heavy and slow for my use.

Thanks Everything!

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The best alternative for Windows 10 search and in general for finding everything really fast without any noticeable CPU usage.

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Very Good App

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Thanks to the developer. I use this everything everyday! Very usefull. It is super fast and easy to use. Plus i can use keyboard shortcut, in my case i use Ctrl + Space to launch the app. And the app focus automatically to the search box. Plus it support my NAS Synology drive. Very easy and convenient. Thanks again to the developer!

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I love this!

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I've seen people use this software and I was like "why do you need it when you have a standard Windows search around?" But I was wrong. This is really small, simple and fast. When you have tons of files and is too lazy to find out where it is, this is the tool to use! I love this!

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Would be nice to add in a file preview window the way Lookeen does (but also add syntax highlighting, and prettyfying)

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Just awesome.

  • Ultra fast
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Integrated (e.g. with Keypirinha)
  • Portable version (if you want that)
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  • It indexed my HDD files maybe in a minute, then it finds results under 1 second.
  • It do not index file content, only file names.
  • It is NOT fully featured library software that would allow you to categorize, tag files with ease. It is rather just a very good file searcher with several options.
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the fastest way to find files i've ever seen. a must have for me since I found it.

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Quick! No issues for over a year on Windows 7 and 10.

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For best results use this with Keypirinha. Far superior to Cortana/Win10 search!

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