Better Search
Better Search
1.2

4.6

Better Search free download for Mac

Better Search1.2

26 November 2007

Search deeply in your HD for invisible directories, packages, etc.

Overview

Better Search... Beginning with Mac OS X 10.4, Spotlight took away the ability to search deeply in your hard drive. You could not search packages nor could you search in invisible directories. Better Search attempts to correct that. While it is not as pretty as Spotlight it does allow one to have greater control over a search. But this comes at a cost. Better search does use a high level of cpu time and memory. You can run multiple searches at the same time, search in packages, search visible and invisible directories and search case insensitive or not. Better Search will also allow you to either only search for Directories or files, or both. Keep in mind when you search that Bundles such as Applications, are considered by the system to be directories. This will possibly be accounted for in a future release but for now you must choose to find either files and folder, or folders if you are looking for applications or other bundles.

What's new in Better Search

Version 1.2
  • Allows you to search the contents of a file. Be aware that this is quite time consuming.

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How would you rate Better Search app?

7 Reviews of Better Search

4
MacParc
06 November 2007
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

Better Search does a good job; but with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Spotlight is able to find System files and doing searches in invisible directories.
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5
bertgras
22 September 2012
Version: 1.2
Just perfect! It also works to search in Excel files. Realy great!!!
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3.5
bertgras
22 September 2012
Version: 1.2
Just perfect! Also it works to search in with Excel files!
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4.5
Buhbye
31 August 2012
Version: 1.2
... and two years, to the day, after the last review... Looks nice, and works fine an older machine under Snow Leopard... but is it just me, or does this not launch at all under Mountain Lion 10.8.1?
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5
Rpsx
31 August 2010
Version: 1.2
i was pulling my hair out looking for a file. i knew it was on my drive, but spotlight couldn't find it. this found it in 4 seconds. spotlight is a joke. this is the real deal. i seriously can't believe osx is that useless. save yourself the headache. keep this handy. it actually works! THANK YOU to the developer.
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5
Magosilvan
14 November 2007
Version: 1.1
A bit slow, but it can find visibles/invisibles files even in packages. Very very useful when you spotlight fails. And it's free. Thanks to the author.
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Bad-Jobs-Good-Jobs
07 November 2007
Version: 1.0
Try "EasyFind", you can drag the search-folder in EasyFinds window, that's more comfortable
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4
MacParc
06 November 2007
Version: 1.0
Better Search does a good job; but with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Spotlight is able to find System files and doing searches in invisible directories.
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