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18 July 2014

File, folder, and text contents search tool.

5
Nuttawut
06 January 2020
Version: 4.9.3

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Without doubt this is the "best" little finder programme. Never had any problem with it ever. Can't say more than that. And its free. 8 - )
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5
Tanone
17 August 2020
Version: 5.0
A must have utility. I use it to clean system folders and to look for items in unindexed external drives.
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5
Dr-Sparks
15 July 2020
Version: 5.0
MacUpdate's description is not updated when it currently says that version 5 dates from "18 July 2014". What downloads is version 5 dated 3 March 2020. This should be corrected so not to scare away people who (like me) will not download apps that haven't been updated for several years. Read more here: https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/freeware
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5
gluhring
26 May 2020
Version: 5.0
I've used easyfind for years... It's maybe a bit slow, but it's the easiest app that finds everything. No spot on your hard drive remains unsearched. System folders, libraries, invisibles, content... Finds it if it exists. No worries, no doubts. It's free, but if they charged for it, I'd pay whatever they asked.
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5
claudiostrabio
15 May 2020
Version: 5.0
Downloaded after a few days trying to fix the "find" function in my finder, and giving up in despair. Seems to work perfectly.
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5
jared-5
02 April 2020
Version: 5.0
Absolutely brilliant search tool. Top marks to DEVONthink.
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5
sinhaliteart
09 March 2020
Version: 5.0
Finally a perfect searching tool for MacOS. Works like a charm and saved me hours of manually searching through my external drives.
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5
1stedition
03 March 2020
Version: 5.0
What Spotlight and the Finder can't find: EasyFind does. This is an indispensable program.
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5
Nuttawut
06 January 2020
Version: 4.9.3
Without doubt this is the "best" little finder programme. Never had any problem with it ever. Can't say more than that. And its free. 8 - )
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5
marcoscraziman
07 March 2019
Version: 4.9.3
Good Program! Do what say do!
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artie505
06 July 2018
Version: 4.9.3
The same search of an APFS volume that takes EasyFind 135 seconds takes Find Any File about 5 (five) seconds, but don't hold your breath for an update any time soon, because "Full AFPS compatibility will come in an update but I can’t say when. We are in the middle of several very high-priority projects right now", and while that sounds promising, it's the same response I got when I emailed Devon about a bug around three years ago, and there's yet to be an update.

What I'm wondering is how Easyfind compares to Find Any File on a NON-APFS volume...faster, as fast, or similarly slower?

I've loved EasyFind for years and would love to give it 5 stars, but the lack of support for an app that is badly in need of support costs it big-time.
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5
Amcarter3
04 March 2018
Version: 4.9.3
Outstanding search tool. It is excellent and super easy to use to search your entire hard drive. I use it often when deleting any application to find the often many support files that are NOT deleted by simply trashing the app. Many of these app support files are not even deleted when you use the developer's delete utility.
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4
Igreg
27 January 2018
Version: 4.9.3
A favorite of mine. Although, the searches are pretty slow now in High Sierra. May be time for a little update.
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Turquoise
11 January 2018
Version: 4.9.3
Great application, became veeeeery slow on High Sierra.
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5
Raven-
05 December 2017
Version: 4.9.3
Simple..... its 'easy' and super good!
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4
xgman
16 October 2017
Version: 4.9.3
Indispensable but, Broken on High Sierra. Please update. Thx..
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5
Stann0
21 August 2017
Version: 4.9.3
Helped me out of so many problems. Fantastic!
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5
Dellu
11 April 2017
Version: 4.9.3
Best finder. I cannot tell you the number of problems I solved with this app,
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5
Gog4
06 January 2017
Version: 4.9.3
Best of its kind!
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5
lazk
19 December 2016
Version: 4.9.3
Use it for years, the best of its kind. And works great on Sierra.
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battyattybasher
27 November 2016
Version: 4.9.3
Not finding contents of .docx files - which is 90% of what I need it to do.
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MacDev
02 July 2016
Version: 4.9.3
I really like this program, but unlike FileLocator Pro for Windows, it doesn't do RegEx searches within files that I can find. Wildcards, sure, but not real REgEx.

FileLocator Pro on Windows is the only program that for the mac there simply isn't anything like it, functionally speaking.

I can't find a single search program that can search binary files, give me context of every found instance (in another pane) and not "rely" on the Spotlight index as so many of the mac search tools do.

EasyFind comes very close and it's free. I would gladly PAY MORE for just a bit more functionality here.

https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro

(Note that FileLocator Pro also has a very capable free product called "Agent Ransack". Nothing like this on the Mac, either)

- m
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5
loicbellet
11 May 2016
Version: 4.9.3
After scouring the internet and running dozens of searches for software that can check contents of elm files on a mac. This is IT. All others I've downloaded and paid good money for are no better than the native spotlight. This is better than Spotlight.
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5
Zx81
23 January 2016
Version: 4.9.3
Perfect complement for Appcleaner (or the likes) ; if you know what you're doing -I hope I do- you can totally delete bits and pieces that remain after an app has been removed. Great software!
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Solo68
12 November 2015
Version: 4.9.3
Just wanted to note that EasyFind 4.9.3 works as expected on El Capitan. Woohoo!
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saratogahandyman
30 May 2015
Version: 4.9.3
Does not search text in Pages or PDF documents
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4.5
Welandr
01 March 2015
Version: 4.9.3
poor icon
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5
Lvdoc
19 January 2015
Version: 4.9.3
This morning, I had to do some serious backup and discovered that I had a ton of duplicate files, scattered across numerous external drives, that I need to find and weed out. While Spotlight is busy indexing all of these drives (and giving me nothing until it's done), EasyFind is busy finding.
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bekurgato
04 December 2014
Version: 4.9.3
Is it posible to search multiple files on EasyFind? I have excell table with the products of over 100 codes. Can I also ask for 10 images in same moment, for example? Thakns in advice
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5
yanez1971
12 October 2014
Version: 4.9.3
Simply perfect.
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5
jack2001
07 October 2014
Version: 4.9.3
non ne esiste una migliore, complimenti
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4.5
Albert-it
13 August 2014
Version: 4.9.3
Great utility!
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Philosopherdog
03 August 2014
Version: 4.9.3
Pretty nice. Generous of the devs to make it free. Only thing missing is highlighting in search results. I would happily pay if they added that feature.
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5
piquadratpi2
18 July 2014
Version: 4.9.3
I use this since the first version and always find this small program extremely helpful. As already written here it is a fast small, stable and exact finder application. And it is running with nearly every MacOS ever developed. Big thanks to the developer and big thanks too that it is stiull a free application.
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5
Brooklyn-Al
18 July 2014
Version: 4.9.3
I use this program often...after I use AppCleaner to delete a program I then use EasyFInd to locate any residual files associated with the deleted application.
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4.5
Hachepunto
18 July 2014
Version: 4.9.3
Excellent application that does what does not do spotlight.
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4.5
Vilennon
17 July 2014
Version: 4.9.3
One of my favorite OSX utilities. "Find" in the classic Mac sense. Accept no substitute!
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5
drbroom
17 July 2014
Version: 4.9.3
The best file find tool for the Mac! Wish the "Find"-er still worked the way EasyFind still does. If I had one request for this little gem; is there anyway to make cmd-F start FasyFind rather then the very lame Finder's built in "Find" dialog. Anyone know how to other then using an app like Apptivate (boy do I miss ResEdit)?
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5
dalesorel
18 May 2014
Version: 4.9.2
This is a great app! I just wish it remembered its full screen status across restarts.
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5
Junueno
07 April 2014
Version: 4.9.2
Interface could use some cleaning but it works like a charm, even on remote servers.
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5
Glenbo
27 March 2014
Version: 4.9.2
Does what the finder and Spotlight can't do, it finds anything, simple easy to use, I take this every where with me on my portable HD, Love it, I'd happily pay to buy this, spotlight sucks, EasyFind finds stuff!
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5
jwjb
19 March 2014
Version: 4.9.2
EasyFind is just an awesome app that finds everything on my Late 2013 iMac and external drives including the things that Finder cannot find and it has saved me a lot of time not only in file management, but in deleting those allusive files left behind when uninstalling other apps that AppCleaner misses.
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4
Dmitry-Novikov
22 January 2014
Version: 4.9.2
Very functional but ugly. looks like PC application
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5
x0x0
16 January 2014
Version: 4.9.2
This app is amazing. I use it at work over a network on huges disks with tons of files (where Spotlight fails to index those drives properly) and it finds my queries in no time. I also tried Find Any File but it has less options. It could use a better icon though.
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Unblocktheplanet
25 November 2013
Version: 4.9.2
Sheesh! I don't know where you guys are coming from. Mac's search ability is the OS' Achilles heel. Even when I know the exact name, Spotlight, or these third-party alternatives, never bring it to the top of the results list.
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rayj
24 November 2013
Version: 4.9.2
This is not a review because I've only tried EasyFind once, to look for files related to a deleted app. It found six files/folders, which I deleted. Then I tried FindAnyFile - that found no less than forty further files!
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5
anonymous-tapir-4715
14 November 2013
Version: 4.9.2
Easily my favorite utility for years-and think of it, I never have to fool with that Spotlight and it's quirks. This app simply finds anything, everywhere on your computer. Speedily, no fooling around, and it's free. Bless DevonTech's heart.
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5
Fishboy
13 November 2013
Version: 4.9.2
One of my favorite little applications, been using it for years without any problems. I prefer EasyFind over Spotlight for finding hidden files when deleting applications. We also use it to find specific photos in our huge database. Highly recommended.
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5
Dougster
03 November 2013
Version: 4.9.1
Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Now that Mavericks' Spotlight is using metadata tagging,which I hate so much,I am now using EasyFind instead. I like the way it finds my mp3 files in the proper way,how I have listed them,by artist followed by song,which Spotlight is now incapable of doing.
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5
Forn
03 November 2013
Version: 4.9.1
Not slow in Mavericks.
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2.5
Macguruguy
25 October 2013
Version: 4.9.1
Slow in Mavericks
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