With "SearchInFiles" you can search a text string within a file showing the line number of the file where is located.
The most useful function is the possibility to search across multiple files, folders or sub-folders showing the file and the line in which the searched string is located.
It works with all simple text files, such as txt, rtf, html files, css, xml, c, m, java.
Ratings and Reviews
Useful utility for finding content within files
I'm a programmer and needed a simple UI-based app for searching content within my programming files located in different folders on my disk. This program does just that. I can point it to a folder or the entire drive and give it a phase and it will display the file, path, and linenumber as well as the line containing the phrase. You can also show "context", the line before and after the ine with the phrase. It's not a fancy looking program, but is functional.
I gave it 3 stars because of a bug and the lack of a useful feature. First the bug. For lines beginning with tabs, it forces a new line, which wraps the remainder of the line on the next line. If the line doesn't start off with a tab, everything is displayed on one line. For lines beginning with tabs, it messes up the display by taking up two lines. Sometimes you can prevent this by selecting the smallest font size and expanding the text window, but for some lines it always wraps, even when there is plenty of space to display everything on a single line.
The missing feature that I would like to see is the ability to click on a line and go to the file in Finder. This is helpful when you're searching your entire disk and now need to go to the file itself. Another option is the ability to open the file with the associated application.
Otherwise I like the program and find it very useful for my needs.
Does not work. Period
I tried two searches, one of a folder with a couple of dozen files, and when that didn[t work (the little lines kept chasing each other around and around and around and around…) I created a new folder with one Word file in it with two words in the file. This so-called app didn’t find either one of those strings. I just wasted $1.99.
waste of money for me
wasnt worth the effort to download it. i typed in one word to find a document about 10 minutes ago and its still spinning???? there is a free application called Easyfind that works.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.