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KFind Alternatives

KFind is described as 'can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KFind for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Windows Explorer, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like KFind are Listary, DocFetcher, Agent Ransack and FSearch.

KFind alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of KFind.
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  1. Everything icon

    Everything

    • Windows
    98 alternatives to Everything 

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name...

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

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Windows Explorer
    103 alternatives to Listary 

    Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionListary can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  PortableListary can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DocFetcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    109 alternatives to DocFetcher 

    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.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    Agent Ransack

    68 alternatives to Agent Ransack 

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

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    Search results, showing the contents view docked below the file list view:
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    FSearch

    79 alternatives to FSearch 

    FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.

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    1.  LightweightFSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Dark ModeFSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Gnome Do

    79 alternatives to Gnome Do 

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGnome Do can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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      Locate32

      67 alternatives to Locate32 

      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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      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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      Direct Folders

      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      103 alternatives to Direct Folders 

      Access your folders from anywhere.

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDirect Folders can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      2.  LightweightDirect Folders consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      CSearcher

      • Windows
      76 alternatives to CSearcher 

      CSearcher is a simple and fast free non-indexing search program.

      Searching computer files and folders is rather common for every PC user daily. Using standard Windows Explorer solution for this has many disavantages: it's slow, uses lots of RAM and many times it does not fin.

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      1.  PortableCSearcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  LightweightCSearcher consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      3.  Windows Explorer ExtensionCSearcher can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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      Search Text In Files

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      57 alternatives to Search Text In Files 

      Search Text In Files is an easy-to-use file search application for your computer. Search through plain-text files and PDF files using simple queries and this tool will quickly list the requested files.

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      1.  LightweightSearch Text In Files consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      2.  PortableSearch Text In Files can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      3.  Works OfflineSearch Text In Files can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      4.  Full-Text SearchSearch Text In Files lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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