File Content Finder 4+

Search Files by Content


    • 3.7 • 6 Ratings
    • $19.99



Powerful and hassle free search in file contents.

Find text in your documents' contents, not just in their names.


- Searches files by their contents, not just names;
- Supports all popular document types (PDF, MS Word, Excel, etc.);
- Works in real time without indexing;
- Advanced filtering by document type, creation date, last modification time, and more;
- Works with network/server drives;
- Can search in all languages and scripts (Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, and others);
- Uses OCR to search for text in images (experimental!);

Supported file formats:

- PDF;
- MS Word - doc, docx, and others;
- MS Excel - xls, xlsx, and others;
- Libre/Open Office - odt, ods, and others;
- RTF;
- Images (png, jpg) - experimental!;
- Text and source files - txt, html, markdown, and others.

The app also supports searching in network file shares (e.g. SMB, FTP, AFP). On your Mac top menu, navigate to "Go" -> "Connect to Server..." and enter the server address and credentials. Then the network share will appear in Finder as a Volume and will be selectable from the app.

What’s New

Version 3.0

Better support for some less common text file formats.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Professor78 ,

Works with remote shares (FTP, SMB, AFP, etc) via Volumes

This is a no-frill and simple app that gets the job done.

My collegues share documents on FTP and SMB network shares. I was concerned this app only works with local files.

I emailed the developers, and they advised me to use the "Connect to Server" wizard, which mounts the remote share as a volume in Finder. This worked and I could search the shared folders!

Mike P35 ,

excellent app, really worked!

I used this app while Finder in Mac does not work.
I searched file contents in PDFs, Word and basically in all the formats. It worked well and very quickly!

SimoneC19 ,

Great app

excellent app, easy to use and can search words directly in the contents, helped me great deal!

App Privacy

The developer, GEO SYSTEMS DEV PTY LTD, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.