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Toucan Search is a fast indexed file search application.

An efficient solution for finding just about everything!

  • Locate your documents, folders, music, movies and more; instantly
  • Find files by name, but also by path
  • Simple, easy to use and intuitive user interface
  • Quick file and folder indexing
  • Small resource usage
  • Search options customizable to fit your needs
  • Compact database
  • Real time database update
  • Use hotkey for on-the-spot search
Finding exactly what you need can be a long, tedious process:
  • Spotlight, unlike Toucan, doesn't more...

What's New

Version 1.5.2:
  • It is now possible to compress the selected items by either pressing cmd+Z or by selecting "compress" in the right/control click menu
  • Fixing a minor bug


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Mmueck Member IconComment+180

Please note that if you want to purchase Toucan Search that the developer has the following to say as a consequence of Apple's sandboxing requirements:

Bottom line: sorry, Toucan won't be updated. It's unfortunate that Apple changed the rules a year after introducing the app store.

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Version 1.5.2
Wildfox Member IconReview+35

Please correct your MU page which sez:
"Fast indexed file search (free until January 1). Free".

Actually it is $2.99 at AppStore. See good video at developer's website, lady with nice voice.

I have happily depended on EasyFind for years, and never found it to miss any files, as several others have claimed.

For $2.99, Toucan is easily worth a try. My stars rating I will correct later if possible, after I have used it a while. Main thing is for MU to correct the price info.

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Version 1.5.2

Thanks, Wildfox! Our listing now reflects the application's price.

g.peretz Member IconReview+3

i bought Toucan Search and have generally been quite pleased with it. At $2.99, it's hard to find room to complain, and actually i was impressed at the level of configurability in the preferences. The old freeware Locator X used to be my mainstay search application for years (never could get used to Spotlight nor found it as fast or useful as a locate database search), so Toucan is filling in that gap for me now that PPC apps don't work in Lion/ML. Toucan is quick and usually has low resource overhead (except a few odd times when it spikes CPU usage and needs to be restarted). It's obviously young and needs some polishing (search within results is the most glaring omission), but it's eminently useful and a bargain at its price point. Recommended as the best non-Spotlight search solution on recent Mac OS versions.

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Version 1.5.2
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 10,079
Version Downloads 10,079
License Commercial
Date 10 Dec 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $2.99