Alternative search app?

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

  1. Mariux.mac macrumors member

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

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

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

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    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

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    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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