Find Any File Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Find Any File for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. 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 Find Any File and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Find Any File are EasyFind (Free), NeoFinder (Paid), FAR - Find And Replace (Free, Open Source) and HoudahSpot (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    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.
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    2. 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.


    3. NeoFinder (formerly known as CDFinder) is a powerful and very fast disk cataloging tool, reading metadata like EXIF, IPTC, JPG, TIFF, MP3, AAC (iTunes). It rapidly catalogs your entire media and disk library, and your backup archive.
    4. FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions.
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    5. HoudahSpot is an advanced file search tool for Mac. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot builds upon Spotlight, which comes preinstalled with OS X. It makes Spotlight both more powerful and easier to use.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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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    8. Toucan Search is an efficient solution for finding just about everything!
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    9. Part of the Xfile System, Xfind searches dropped files for keys you specify. When no key is given, Xfind sums block use, file sizes, and use of resource forks. Xfind can also find files for which the search key is not found.
    10. No indexes junking down your disk - have you ever thought of what happens if your indexes start getting indexed? None of that. No 'snapshot' thinking where you only see what the system found the last time it looked (whenever that was).
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