Google Desktop Alternatives
Google Desktop is described as 'The power of Google on your desktop. Hit ctrl twice and you are ready for a full Google search of you hard drive and networked drives you may have' and is a popular app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Google Desktop are Rainmeter (Free, Open Source), Alfred (Freemium), Albert (Free, Open Source) and CerebroApp (Free, Open Source).
- File and folder lookup tool that searches across local, removable, and network mapped drives. View 91 alternatives to Everything
"Everything" does not search in the files content, only in the files names. This is of course a major difference.It doesn't search in the files content.
- Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. View 30 alternatives to Rainmeter
Rainmeter does not have a search feature and requires external plugins to imitate the sidebar
- Free • Open Source