SearchLight - SpotLight on steroids Alternatives

    SearchLight - SpotLight on steroids is described as 'The Spotlight Search Metadata on your Mac is a truly remarkable thing. Given some text it is able to find all occurrences anywhere on the filesystem in the blink of an eye. At that this point your options are limited however' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SearchLight - SpotLight on steroids for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like SearchLight - SpotLight on steroids are Keypirinha (Free), Alfred (Freemium), ueli (Free, Open Source) and Albert (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. A handy tool to start application by keyboard.
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    2. Type things Bring up Finda from anywhere using a global shortcut (customizable, Ctrl-\ by default). Type as many terms as you need (they’ll match out of order).
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    3. TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.
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    4. The Application Finder is a program to find and launch installed applications on your system, and quickly execute commands.
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    5. Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.


    6. A great tool for any power user: Launch any file, directory, application, and website with a single click. Lightweight Launcher provides customizable launch routines that are easily accessible system wide via the menu bar.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      HQ.app is a central place to work with multiple online services (including connectors for Dropbox, Gdrive, Slack, Gmail, Chrome Bookmarks, and more).
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    7. Rocket is an application launcher for KDE Plasma. It sorts all of your applications in a horizontal grid alphabetically, so you will always find what you are looking for at first glance. No more menu navigation, only scrolling.
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