Alternatives to Google Desktop for all platforms with any license

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  • Everything icon

    Everything

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

    Free Windows

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    • "Everything" does not search in the files content, only in the files names. This is of course a major difference. Guest • Nov 2015 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • FileSearchy icon

    FileSearchy

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Find Any File icon

    Find Any File

    Find Any File is a program for Apple's Mac OS X that lets you search for files on your disks.

    Free Mac

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  • XSearch icon

    XSearch

    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in high speed. When searching for...

    Free Windows

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  • SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    Gaviri SearchOS

    Gaviri SearchOS - Search Desktop, E-Mails, Network and Mobile Devices. The free version is not portable and cannot search in network folders. The universal search engine...

    Freemium Windows

  • Ava Find icon

    Ava Find

    Find Instantly Search without delay. Amazing Accuracy Sophisticated ranking shows what you want near the top. Find New Files Automatically Scout Bot finds newly...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated and the official download link doesn't work anymore. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2003, can be still downloaded from Download.com

Google Desktop Comments

on my tests : does not index all files (even those supported!)

Comment by jdopen
about Google Desktop · Aug 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Hello,
This could have been a great freeware if it didn't have some stupid limits (like don't search in all documents lenght!). I hope Google improves it. ;)

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