EasyFind for Mac

EasyFind for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 79 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    39,237
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    196
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I don't understand what's so great this software"

March 30, 2011  |  By 1lambchop

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

Haven't found any yet

Cons

A lot of cons, unless I am doing something wrong. But I thought this software was supposed to do the thinking/scouring for the user...not the reverse!

Summary

I have been searching for missing entries that were once located in my iCal + have since disappeared. I also have a back up hard drive, yet have had no success locating the lost or hidden info. I selected all means for "EasyFind" to populate my lost data + nothing came up. So, I entered a search with precise names...that ARE currently visible in many areas of my computer, such as, my calendar + my phone book + in various documents....all to no avail. I really don't understand what the hype is all about!!

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5 stars

"Great tool for finding files that Spotlight doesn't."

March 28, 2011  |  By Apta Good

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

Easy to use and relatively speedy. It will never approach Spotlight's speed because EF doesn't index anything.

Cons

A similar utility, Find Any File, has better display views of found items.

Summary

Fantastic tool!

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5 stars

"It's just way too Easy !"

March 21, 2011  |  By pacaron

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

It is easy

Cons

I don't know of any cons

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5 stars

"Excellent. Better than Spotlight. Faster too"

March 21, 2011  |  By fgreenhut

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

Fast and efficient.

Cons

None that I can find.

Summary

My favorite find app.

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3 stars

"Preferences link does not work. Otherwise just fine Thx"

March 20, 2011  |  By grunberd

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

works well

Cons

preferences link didn't work for me OS-X 10.5.8

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5 stars

"A "Must-Have" application"

March 20, 2011  |  By FLASH1296

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

Deep searches make this far superior to Spotlight.

Cons

As freeware it cannot be faulted,
although it is a bit slow, if thorough.

Summary

The only better search tool is FileBuddy9.0.2 - that will find anything, including invisible files, system files, etc. - but that is not a cheap alternative, and is only MOSTLY compatible with Snow Lwopard.

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3 stars

"Slow but thorough"

March 20, 2011  |  By rmatile

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

Better, more precise search criteria than Spotlight.

Cons

Like previous versions, extremely slow.

Summary

If you've got to the time to let it grind away in the background for several minutes while you do other things, it will find whatever you're looking for.

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5 stars

"Finds where spotlite fails"

March 19, 2011  |  By sdotti_dotmac

 |  Version: EasyFind 4.7.1

Pros

Till now I'm using v.4.6.1 and I can say it finds what Spotlite doesn't.

Cons

Not so speedy as Spotlite, but it finds in the deep.

Summary

I suggest it.

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Full Specifications

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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.
General
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
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 39,237
Downloads Last Week 196
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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