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File Finder Alternatives

File Finder is described as 'Ever come across a situation when you need to search for a keyword among many text files in some folders? This app is to serve that need' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to File Finder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like File Finder are DocFetcher, FSearch, RecentX and FileSeek.

File Finder alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be File Managers or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of File Finder.
This page was last updated Oct 23, 2021
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

Ever come across a situation when you need to search for a keyword among many text files in some folders? This app is to...

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

  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.



  3. 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.

  4. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

  5. FileSeek

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. You can even sync your search settings between computers.



  6. ANGRYsearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

  7. Index Your Files

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    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 "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc.

  8. Scherlokk

    • Mac

    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily.

  9. Super Finder XT

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Replacement for Windows built-in search. Search files, folders and other data efficiently and easily.

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