Spotlight alternative

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cool11, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2006
    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.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012

    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
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2006
    I tried Easyfind but I cannot find how can I search with dates.
    Is it possible or not?
  4. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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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  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2006
    By the way, can I set finder or spotlight to search a specific folder for finding files of specific dates?

    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.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2010
    App Q&A testing by request.
  7. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    I have been using iFileX for these types of searches and find it much better than Finder.

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