Scherlokk
Scherlokk
4.1.2

2.9

Scherlokk free download for Mac

Scherlokk

4.1.2
26 September 2019

Lightning fast file search utility and file comparison tool.

Overview

Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility built for precise and reliable search of every file that meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc. can be found quickly and easily. Search can be done on any kind of built-in volume, portable volume (memory cards, USB drives), network drive (AFP, SMB, FTP), Thunderbolt or Firewire device (CD/DVD, external HDD, slave computer), etc. It does not matter if the searched file is hidden or system. The file does not even need to be indexed by OS X to be found by Scherlokk. Specify the kind of searched file(s) (music, movie, picture, etc.) or some of the file attributes (size, date, etc.). For documents or data files, content can be specified. When searching with size range, Scherlokk calculates and displays all folders which fit in the range.

Why use Scherlokk rather than Spotlight
  • Scherlokk searches through 'real' files instead of the Spotlight's index. The index is not always up to date and does not contain all files.
  • Extremely fast search engine finds your files quicker than competition.
  • Scherlokk shows search results in a flat or hierarchical view which helps to find out which file is the one you need and how files are located in the folders structure.
  • Clean and easy to use interface. Which files can Scherlokk find? Because Scherlokk is not based upon the Spotlight's index, and has its own, powerful search engine, it will find every single file on any accessible volume in your computer.

Scherlokk can compare any files (text or binary) and displays their differences, taking into account insertions or deletions. It uses a sophisticated algorithm for finding similar blocks in both files and shows them as a list of differences. Try it out and you will love it!

What's new in Scherlokk

Version 4.1.2:
  • XLS/XLSX file decoder added
  • Drag and drop improved
  • Dark mode improved
  • Bug fix

8 Scherlokk Reviews

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anandwr
22 November 2014

Most helpful

That's what I needed. It founds everything on any drive or pendrive. And it's very fast. Super!
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Version 1.5
AnnL7456
28 May 2018
I'm not sure what this application is good for. It seems it can't find folders only (like for example 'Find Any File' can do.) The majority of my data is stored on a 4 TB external drive. This drive is now almost full (only 20 GB empty.) The fastest way to find stuff on such a disk is to restrict the search in Alfred to folders only. Since Alfred uses Spotlight, I receive the search results almost instantaneously. Once I've found and opened a folder, I pretty quickly retrieve manually the individual file I'm looking for. Now let's see what Scherlokk does. I have a folder called "(1812 – 1870) Charles Dickens". I used the search term "Dickens", and it took Scherlook (v.3.6.1) 2.5 minutes to find this folder together with 159 other items (that I don't need). As a comparison, it took 'Find Any File' only 20 seconds to find the said folder! It's neither possible to save a search nor the search results. And finally, you are supposed to be able to compare two files and find differences in them with Scherlokk. First, I had to convert Rich Text Files to plain text to see differences. File A had one unique word and file B had another unique word. When Scherlokk compared the files, it showed me only the unique word from file B. Needless to say, this kind of comparison is useless. For me, anyway.
Like (1)
Version 3.6.1
1 answer(s)
csaborio
csaborio
15 July 2019
"The fastest way to find stuff on such a disk is to restrict the search in Alfred to folders only."

That is a very clever idea!!! :-)
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RogerKatz
22 December 2017
The current version is 3.2
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Version 3.1.1
foto-2
09 December 2015
Does not seem to allow me to set any search locations, not very Mac-like. I'll stick to EasyFind and Spotlight! Is this a demo limitation?
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Version 3.1.2
1 answer(s)
Naarak Studio
Naarak Studio
25 October 2016
Please contact our support and send a screenshot of the problem. Here you can see a simple demo how to search files on an USB drive (pendrive, external HDD, memory card, etc): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2usnO39ve8
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Wighta
07 December 2015
This has a crucial difference from Find Any File, you can search by text string within a file with Scherlokk NOT just the file name as with Find Any File. Using this I was able pull up a letter from 1992. Of course reading the found letter from 1992 was tricky, but I was able to read it with TextEdit.app though of course the text was obviously mixed in with formatting data. The last app that I can recall that could search entire drive's text content was Retriever (?) from the early 1990s. Obviously searching through 155 GB of drive contents took a while---about 13 minutes---pretty fast as the drive is a single SSD. IMHO this rates 5 stars, as I do not know of any other current Mac app that can do this.
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Version 3.1.2
2 answer(s)
Tempel
Tempel
02 July 2016
EasyFind can also search text file contents. And the next FAF version will support that, too (look out for the next beta).
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AnnL7456
AnnL7456
28 May 2018
Even Spotlight can do that, and much faster, at that. You need to choose Find from the Finder's Find menu and then search by "Contents." If you don't see "Contents", you need to enable it first by going to 'Other…'.
HoudahSpot, EasyFind and Alfred can also do this, probably also LaunchBar.
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schark65
18 September 2015
Will this also search on networked drives and mapped drives ?
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Version 3.1.1
Haven't tried the app, mostly because I'm put off by the lack of originality in the name - and because I already have a good search app, Find Any File. Maybe I'll get around to trying Sherlokk later, if it will work in trial mode.
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Version 3.1
AndreasMt
09 July 2015
Every upgrade better than previous...
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Version 3.1
1 answer(s)
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
28 May 2018
Well, that's what upgrades are all about. A completely useless review. Try to be a litte more specific next time…
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anandwr
22 November 2014
That's what I needed. It founds everything on any drive or pendrive. And it's very fast. Super!
Like (1)
Version 1.5
$9.99

2.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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