Think Mac OS X's Spotlight could use some help, especially when searching for text files? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing. EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted indices, or those just looking for features missing in the Finder or Spotlight.


- Boolean operators, wildcards, phrases
- Extended Boolean operators, similar to DEVONthink and DEVONagent
- Immediate searches, no indexing required
- Finds invisible files and files inside packages (something Spotlight doesn't do)
- Displays the location of each file in a separate column
- Previews files using Quick Look (Mac OS X 10.5 or later)
- Provides contextual menus and services
- Supports drag-and-drop
- Very responsive, thanks to multithreading
- Uses very little memory

What’s New

Version 4.9.3

- Improved support for OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks.
- Various bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Shauniboy ,

Busy Little Squirrel

I started at a new company as their Senior Designer and Marketer and quickly found out how badly (as always) the previous design and creative regime had been at filing and keeping their work folders in order.

Searching for missing links when opening In-Design files is a complete bane of the creative industry and in all honesty, must cost companies and agencies a fortune in lost time just searching and trawling hard drives and Exchange servers for badly organised work.

However, here is the perfect solution that can help you circumvent hair-headed creatives who haven't got a clue how to file and order their work properly. But the best thing is it can quickly squirrel its way through a connected Windows Exchange based file server from your Mac and find in seconds what youre looking for. All you need to do then is re-link the links in In-Design. Wallah!


Sparrowhawk ,

Great search tool

Great for finding config files, script files and other non-indexed items that you have not worked on for a while. The level of customisation and the ability to search with wildcards, within hidden folders and within files makes it hugely effective.

And it’s free. Really nothing to complain about - first rate app.

Neil6o ,

iCloud angst

Thsi tool was great and cleared up the problems associated with iCloud when you breach the storage limit. My email went, all my files had disappeared and iCloud wouldn't restore hem. After a bit of head scratching and finding this little beauty, the recovery job became far simpler. Lesson 1. This is a great utility tool. Lesson 2. Don’t get involved with iCloud.


DEVONtechnologies, LLC
2.8 MB

OS X 10.6.8 or later


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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