TheSearchMan Alternatives

    TheSearchMan is described as 'free tool which searches your hard drives for files. It is: 1. Blazingly fast. (Searches 50 GB drive in 1 second!) 2. Small. (Just 35 KB download!) 3. Multi-threaded. (Your computer never hangs!) 4. Portable(which means No Installations Required!)'. 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 (Free), DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), FSearch (Free, Open Source) and UltraSearch (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 22, 2019

    1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
    2. Keypirinha is a fast launcher for keyboard ninjas on Windows. Features: * Quickly find and launch plethora of items like applications, files, bookmarks, URLs, sessions (PuTTY, WinSCP, FileZilla), registry keys, ...
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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 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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    5. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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    6. 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.

    7. 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.
    8. Instant file search, showing results as you type.
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    9. 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.
    10. 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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