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FileLocator Alternatives for Mac

FileLocator is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FileLocator and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FileLocator are GCstar, Find Any File, TextSeek and iFileX.

FileLocator alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Duplicate File Finders or Media Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FileLocator.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to...

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GCstar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.

    ⚫︎ PortableGCstar can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    TextSeek

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.

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    iFileX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    iFileX's functionality and design is based on Mac OS early-era file search tools such as Find File and Sherlock, now replaced by Spotlight.

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  6. SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) icon

    SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) is a personal semantic content manager for desktop users. It combines search, text analysis, tagging and metadata functions to provide new user experience of desktop navigation and personal document management.

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  7. PST Bridge

    • Mac

    PST Bridge is two applications in one. Not only you may use it to convert your existing Outlook PST files from a Windows PC to your Mac. You may also use PST Bridge to display your PST file contents without the need of conversion.

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