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TheSearchMan Alternatives

TheSearchMan is described as 'free tool which searches your hard drives for files' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to TheSearchMan for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like TheSearchMan are Keypirinha, DocFetcher, FSearch and UltraSearch.

TheSearchMan alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TheSearchMan.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

TheSearchMan is a free tool which searches your hard drives for files.

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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. A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

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  3. 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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  4. FSearch icon

    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

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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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  7. SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives.

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    ANGRYsearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

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  9. NTFS-Search

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This tool enables users to search their NTFS formatted harddrives within seconds. It uses the MFT (master file table) of NTFS to search for files very fast.

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  10. FileSearchy icon

    FileSearchy

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents. Clean and intuitive multi-tabbed user interface.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Majorgeeks

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