Spotlight Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Spotlight for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Alfred, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Spotlight and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Spotlight are Station (Freemium), ueli (Free, Open Source), DocFetcher (Free, Open Source) and CerebroApp (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 20, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Xfce
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • KDE
    • Google Chrome
    • Spotlight
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Features

    • File Searching
    • Program Launchers
    • Launcher
    • Portable
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Indexed search
    • Customizable
    • Spotlight
    • Integrated Search
    • Full text search
    • File management
    • Lightweight
    • Fast file and folder search
    • Web searching
    • Quick search
    • Support for regular expressions
    • Search-in-files
    • Windows Explorer integration
    • Custom commands
    • Calculus solving

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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