EasyFind for Mac

EasyFind for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    March 18, 2011
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review


EasyFind is a useful freeware search tool that can be a substitute for--or, more likely, supplement to--Spotlight in the Mac OS.

Spotlight has made great strides in recent years, but its lack of speed and specificity can still leave some users frustrated--especially older Mac users who miss pre-Spotlight standalone search apps like Sherlock. EasyFind is a more blunt search tool, and unlike Spotlight, it doesn't index your hard drive. That means it searches your entire hard drive (or whatever location you specify) from scratch every time you enter a query, and it lets you set quite a few parameters around your search: you can search files, folders, or both, as well as file contents, and EasyFind lets you search for any word, all words, or a phrase. You can also use boolean operators and wildcard searches (with options for ignoring case and umlauts, and performing fuzzy searches), and you can search within package contents and invisible files and folders. A dropdown lets you quickly switch between search locations.

EasyFind supports drag-and-drop and uses very few resources--so even without indexing, it can still perform relatively quick searches, especially of smaller, specific folders. Many users won't have any need for EasyFind, but if you ever find yourself frustrated with Spotlight, this free little app can be a handy addition to your arsenal.

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  • 5 stars

    "My favorite find tool"

    July 17, 2014   |   By KatrinJenstoking

    Version: EasyFind 4.9.3


    finds anything fast, easy-to-use


    could have a more nice-looking interface


    Fast, exact, stable. Highly recommended.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 4.7.1
    The new version of EasyFind understand 'traditional' wildcards (again) when searching for file names and uses an updated internal service for communication with DEVONthink Pro (and up), and supports the simple '*' operators in phrases.
    Publisher DEVONtechnologies
    Publisher web site http://www.devon-technologies.com/
    Release Date March 18, 2011
    Date Added March 18, 2011
    Version 4.7.1
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.76MB
    File Name EasyFind.app.zip
    Total Downloads 39,237
    Downloads Last Week 196
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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