HoudahSpot Alternatives

    HoudahSpot is described as 'advanced file search tool for Mac' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HoudahSpot for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Invantive Studio. The best alternative is Finder, which is free. Other great apps like HoudahSpot are RecentX (Paid), Spotlight (Free), Search Monkey (Free, Open Source) and Path Finder (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    5. 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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    6. 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.
    7. 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.

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

    8. Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home.
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    9. TotalFinder works like the normal Finder but adds tabs, dual panel, colored labels and other features. My goal is to improve Finder in a few areas where it is lacking but keep the general design. Features: - Colored labels: Brings full colors back into El Capitan.
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    10. 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.
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