GoToFile
GoToFile
1.5.2

4.0

GoToFile free download for Mac

GoToFile

1.5.2
18 November 2019

Fuzzy/RegEx file-search utility.

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 GoToFile

Version 1.5.2:
Fixes
  • "Go to location in Terminal" did not work properly in Mojave and Catalina
  • Close button in Project editor did not work reliably
  • Show Directories und Show Files switches did not work for Virtual Projects
  • Text in "About GoToFile" hardly readable in Dark Mode

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5 GoToFile Reviews

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aboomahomed
01 June 2019

Most helpful

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)
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Version 1.5.1
aboomahomed
01 June 2019
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)
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Version 1.5.1
duanjiawei
17 November 2018
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.
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
duanjiawei
duanjiawei
18 November 2018
Why is my rating is 4? I have post a 5 star review.
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jack2001
17 April 2018
anche questa (a pagamento) non vale un decimo di easyfind
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Version 1.1.4
1 answer(s)
Soma-Zone
Soma-Zone
26 April 2018
I'd like to take the opportunity to extend on the comparision between EasyFind and GoToFile:

Similarities first: Both are utilities to find files/folders by name.

Main features unique to GoToFind:

- Fuzzy search
- RegEx search
- instant results
- highly customizable search sets
- live filters
- integrated filesystem browser

GoToFile can be used by casual users out of the box without reading the manual. More advanced users will appreciate the depth and scope it provides.
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valerii-saytzev
14 February 2018
Looks great! I like
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Version 1.1.3
luckman212
30 November 2017
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.
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Version 1.0.3