Developer: DEVONtechnologies, LLC

Current Version: 4.9.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.8 MB - Download


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 EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted indices, or those just looking for features missing in the Finder or Spotlight.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


Release Notes:

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


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 4.9
Review by G3Chris1

The best search utility - EasyFind searches everywhere, even the areas Spotlight is programed to ignore or forgets. Often Aplications will store information in the system folder. Some examples are background calalog apps, screensavers or preference files. If you need to delete or modifly them spotlight is useless. Another useful EasyFind feature is that EF can just search a specific folder if you already have an idea of where the file or folder you're looking for is located. Simple, fast and efficient EasyFind gets ★★★★★ from me.

Found helpful by 17 out of 18 people
Version 4.9.3
Review by Academic007

Does NOT search file contents - Everyone praises this search app for it being better than Spotlight. I don’t see any difference other than EasyFind being slower. Contrary to what it claims,the app DOES NOT search file contents. I tested it to find a word within a docx file, but no luck. Unreliable third-party app.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.9.3
Review by Foofoo3784858

You are doing great things for the world. - Whoever you are DEVONTechnologies, you’ve made a fantastic app, and the fact that you’ve decided to give it away makes you a truly excellent human being (or set of humans, if there are more than one of you). This is better than any paid app. Try this app, then say nice things about this app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 4.9.3
Review by fivekan

Extremely Useful - One of the best utilities you can “buy.” If you frequenly need to find files that Spotlight cannot, and don’t want to be bothered to learn the bejillion esoteric options to the find command line tool, this app is just for you.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 4.9.3
Review by joshlsullivan

Great App - After setting up a file system for a client, Spotlight would not search their massive amount of files. After some investigation, I decided to try EasyFind with them. It worked like a charm. They are now able to easily search for necessary files. Great app. Are you going to update for Yosemite support?

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 4.9.3
Review by sadbluedwarf

Can find any file on your computer, and faster than Spotlight - This app has saved me a countless number of times. Cannot recommend enough. Would still download at ten times the price.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 4.9.3
Review by Nettex

I’m sorry but this app is not less then perfect! - I Love everything in this app! including the icon!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people