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HoudahSpot Alternatives

HoudahSpot is described as 'Advanced File Search Utility for Mac OS X' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HoudahSpot for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Spotlight. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like HoudahSpot are Spotlight, RecentX, Finder and Anytxt Desktop Search .

HoudahSpot 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 HoudahSpot.
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  • Mac

Advanced File Search Utility for Mac OS X.

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

    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  2. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

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  3. 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.

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    Finder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens automatically and stays open as you use other apps. It includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen and the desktop below that.

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  5. AnyTXT Searcher is a powerful local data full-text search engine, just like a local disk Google search engine. It is your ideal desktop search tool.

    Very fast searching,
A always completed in 1 second.


  6. Path Finder is a standalone Finder replacement that takes the Finder's familiar interface and adds numerous powerful features and interface innovations to help anyone be more productive on macOS.

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    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.

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  8. Search Monkey icon

    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.

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    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.

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  10. Copernic Desktop Search icon

    Copernic Desktop Search

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Instantly find documents, e-mails(full text), attachments, videos, pictures, music(metadata), and other types of files(file names). The size limit of the index of the free version is 75,000.

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