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fzf is described as 'A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go' and is a File Search utility in the online services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to fzf for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like fzf are DocFetcher, fzy, Percol and Peco.

fzf alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Terminal Emulators or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of fzf.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Vim

A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  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.

    ⚫︎ 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.
    ⚫︎ Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    Filter panel and preview panel enabled


  3. fzy icon

    fzy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Vim

    fzy is a fast, simple fuzzy text selector for the terminal with an advanced scoring algorithm.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text Searchfzy lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  4. Percol icon

    Percol

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Percol is an interactive grep tool in your terminal, commonly used with | (pipe concept on UNIX).

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacePercol either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Peco

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Simple and efficient interactive filtering tool for your shell. Pipe your output to it and filter interactively!

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacePeco either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    you can page through your results, and you can keep changing the query


  6. GoToFile icon

    GoToFile

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    GoToFile is a fast, flexible and accurate utility to find files and folders on your Mac.

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    Fuzzy Search
Type a few characters and GoToFile will show matching items instantaneous. Fuzzy Search means you can leave out characters and type only the more pregnant ones. It's just the order that matters. Typing upper-case characters will favour items with those characters at word boundaries. GoToFile can search by file name or by complete path.
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    easySearch

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    An easy-to-use, fast and efficient full-text search tool for your iPad or iPhone. Search for content in files stored on your device, in iCloud, on network folders, USB drives and memory cards.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearcheasySearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Findspot

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Findspot helps you to find files and launch apps quickly. Just press a shortcut and input some keywords. Findspot will search through your Mac and find the best matches in no time.

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  9. pick (fuzzy search)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    A fuzzy search tool for the command-line.

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  10. skim (fuzzy finder)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Fuzzy Finder in rust! It is blazingly fast as it reads the data source asynchronously. It can invoke commands while searching and has a preview window

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