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GoToFile
GoToFile
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GoToFile free download for Mac

GoToFile

Version 1.11

Fuzzy/RegEx file-search utility.

3.5
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$18.00
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GoToFile overview

GoToFile is a fast, flexible and accurate utility to find files and folders on your Mac.

We all know and love macOS' Spotlight and GoToFile is not here to replace it. GoToFile searches fuzzily or via regular expressions. It allows you to find any file on your Mac, not just the ones Spotlight deems appropriate. It lets you define different search-sets when needed, so you can focus on locations you are interested in on-the fly. And it is fast. Because it searches by name/path only and because it stores its small index in memory it shows results from tens of thousands of files before you have released the key.

Once you found what you were looking for you can open the file with its default application or with the one you are currently working in. It replaces the macOS file open dialog! Just as easily you can make it type the path of the file into the current application-great for Terminal users. With copy, move, rename and duplicate GoToFile offers basic file management functionality as well. Drag-and-drop to other applications is supported, and so is QuickLook for instant previews.

What’s new in version 1.11

Updated on Mar 19 2024

New
  • Added close button to search window which appears when the mouse cursor is moved over the search window
  • Added button to toggle "Hide search field on de-focus" to search window which appears when the mouse cursor is moved over the search window
  • Search window now also works as drop destination for other applications (Thanks, Peter!)
Fixed
  • After renaming items in Browser Mode the result list is not updated
  • File operation progress window does not correctly display non-ASCII filenames containing non-ASCII characters (Thanks, Peter!)
  • Random freeze when moving an item to Trash (Thanks, Peter!)
  • Changing case on a filename on a case-insensitive filesystem temporarily shows both versions (Thanks, Peter!)
  • After switching projects the search result is not immediately updated
  • Drag&Drop operations sometimes cannot be cancelled with the Esc key
  • Aborting a copy operation would sometimes report an error
  • File copy progress for multiple files not correct
Improved
  • Improved performance when opening folder containing many thousands of items in Browser mode
  • Service "GoToFile: Browse" now selects all files selected in the program executing it

Information

License

Shareware

Size

6.2 MB

Downloads

1867

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.12 or later
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Performance
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What needs improvements

Regular updates

GoToFile qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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honestone33
honestone33
Mar 19 2024
1.11
0.0
Mar 19 2024
0.0
Version: 1.11
This seems to be a good product, but I much prefer the absolutely free program EasyFind. I've been using it for many, many years, and it has never failed to be excellent. When I use it together with another superb program, AppCleaner, I can keep my Macs lean, mean, and clean! Definitely a winning combination.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 20 2022
1.7
5.0
Mar 20 2022
5.0
Version: 1.7
sorry, forgot to rate. I'd give it 10 stars!
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 20 2022
1.7
5.0
Mar 20 2022
5.0
Version: 1.7
I'm impressed! just enter few letters of the file, instantly you get the results. 5 stars!
Spudboy
Spudboy
Apr 24 2020
1.5.2
5.0
Apr 24 2020
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
What do most people use as the Hot Key for this application?
aboomahomed
aboomahomed
Jun 1 2019
1.5.1
5.0
Jun 1 2019
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Love this product! As a developer it makes it so easy to navigate to folders using fuzzy search. The ability to open directly in finder or terminal, copy the path, manipulate the file/folder directly or open it in default or active application is so powerful! I noticed a few tiny bugs which I reported to the developer. Feedback and fixes were instant! Ive replaced spotlight with Alfred and GoToFile (Alfred for workflow commands and GoToFile for file/folder based searching/manipulation)
duanjiawei
duanjiawei
Nov 17 2018
1.4
4.0
Nov 17 2018
4.0
Version: 1.4
This is great app but not perfect. If you are frustrated by Spotlight's unreliable search results, this is the best choice and it absolutely worth its price.
Pros:
1. reliable search result(only support file name and path)
2. support regex search
3. can build all its database in 2 minutes on my mbp, traversing over 900k files
4. update file indexes in the background, keep database updated at any time
Cons:
1. time for building the database at first time could be shorten if GoToFile is more aggressive in managing threads
2. searching is a little choppy, especially when file number is large
Suggestion:
Maybe fuzzy search is not as help as it is planed to be, I think it would be better to change fuzzy search to a simplified regex search like Everything.
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 17 2018
1.1.4
1.0
Apr 17 2018
1.0
Version: 1.1.4
anche questa (a pagamento) non vale un decimo di easyfind
valerii-saytzev
valerii-saytzev
Feb 14 2018
1.1.3
5.0
Feb 14 2018
5.0
Version: 1.1.3
Looks great! I like
luckman212
luckman212
Nov 30 2017
1.0.3
5.0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
If you're frustrated with Spotlight's limitations and inconsistent search results, this app will be a lifesaver. Fast, accurate, and flexible. Search by pattern, regex, limit scope to specific projects, etc. You can add exclusions to omit certain folders too, if needed (globally or by project). Highly customizable. Developer is very responsive (thanks!). Works great with 10.13+ and APFS.
DrOpenSource
DrOpenSource
Mar 21 2024
1.11
1.0
Mar 21 2024
1.0
Version: 1.11
ThomasMiller
ThomasMiller
Mar 19 2024
1.11
1.0
Mar 19 2024
1.0
Version: 1.11
shca
shca
Sep 18 2023
1.10.1
1.0
Sep 18 2023
1.0
Version: 1.10.1
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 20 2022
1.7
5.0
Mar 20 2022
5.0
Version: 1.7
idurandiaz
idurandiaz
Dec 9 2021
1.6.4
5.0
Dec 9 2021
5.0
Version: 1.6.4
Spudboy
Spudboy
Apr 24 2020
5.0
Apr 24 2020
5.0
Version: null
aboomahomed
aboomahomed
Jun 1 2019
5.0
Jun 1 2019
5.0
Version: null
duanjiawei
duanjiawei
Nov 17 2018
4.0
Nov 17 2018
4.0
Version: null
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 17 2018
1.0
Apr 17 2018
1.0
Version: null
valerii-saytzev
valerii-saytzev
Feb 14 2018
5.0
Feb 14 2018
5.0
Version: null
luckman212
luckman212
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
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