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Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Spotlight alternative

Is there any good spotlight alternative?
I want something like windows search tool.
I know, I know, many of you may tell spotlight has many features, can do this, can do that etc.
I just don't go with it, I don't like the way it works.

I want an app, even offline search, that would give specific criteria, and search like windows tool do, with date, within folders, specific files using extensions etc.

Please, make suggestions.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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Datalore

There are a ton of alternatives that either implement their own search engine or piggyback on top of spotlight and improve it.

My favourite is Datalore

but for quick searches of files and folders not indexed by spotlight Easyfind is great
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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I tried Easyfind but I cannot find how can I search with dates.
Is it possible or not?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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I just don't go with it, I don't like the way it works.

I want an app, even offline search, that would give specific criteria, and search like windows tool do, with date, within folders, specific files using extensions etc.
If you simply don't like Finder, I completely understand, as it does have some limitations. Many, however, want to abandon it because they haven't discovered how it works. Finder can do everything you described, searching by dates, within folders, by extensions, etc.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:46 AM   #5
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By the way, can I set finder or spotlight to search a specific folder for finding files of specific dates?

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I am still looking for alternative search solution, more customizable.
The 'automatic' and 'all in one' solution of spotlight does not serve me at all.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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HoouahSpot is very good and extensive, though I often find myself just using spotlight.

http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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I have been using iFileX for these types of searches and find it much better than Finder.
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