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FSearch Alternatives

FSearch is described as 'fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FSearch for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Windows Explorer, Xfce and Mac. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like FSearch are Listary, DocFetcher, Agent Ransack and RecentX.

FSearch 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 FSearch.
This page was last updated May 15, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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

    Everything vs FSearch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Everything is a great alternative to FSearch.
    amccaugh2

    FSearch is based off this program

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  2. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.



  3. 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.

  4. Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

  5. 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.



  6. UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

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  7. Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

  8. 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.

  9. Locate32

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other words, it uses databases to store information about directory structures and uses these databases in searches.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

  10. Catfish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GTK+
    • Xfce
    • PyGTK

    GTK+ desktop search frontend.

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    emascandam

    Catfish doesn't find files instantly (I think it doesn't pre-index them like fsearch) and becomes unresponsive sometimes on my system.

    Negative comment about 1 month ago
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