Alternative search app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mariux.mac, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Mariux.mac macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    hello is there an alternative search app? alternative to spotlight? becose i whan to disable spotlight
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I use Quicksilver
    Some people use Google Desktop but I personally don't like it.
  3. Mariux.mac thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    does Quicksilver index files like spotligt and use more CPU?
  4. numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    quicksilver will use quite a lot of memory if you want it to index everything.

    there are some other programs that i think use the spotlight search engine
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    Spotlight really shouldn't be using a lot of CPU, or Memory for that matter. Maybe when it first indexes, but not after that. Right now it is using 0%CPU, and 65MB of Ram for mds, and Spotlight. I assume it uses a small amout of CPU when you add/change files so it can update the index, but still nothing that will slow down the computer at all. So why disable it?

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