Find Anything (on your desktop) with Everything 1

Search with Everything!

Search with Everything!

Don’t you just love those little programs that do that one small thing, oh so perfectly? (Remember the Norton User Access Control tool?). Well, this little program is also just as awesomeous.

So what does Everything do? Simply put, it is the fastest desktop file indexer and search engine I’ve seen till date.

Here’s what it does:

  1. First it indexes all the files in your system
  2. …and now its ready to search

There, its that simple. So whats so good about it? Well, for one thing, it indexes really really quickly. And it does it better than even Vista’s search functionality. I believe its magic lies in the NTFS indexing feature, which for some reason even Vista doesn’t use as well.

For example, I searched for the file ‘bebot’ in my system.
Vista returned no results.

Vista Search Fail!

Vista Search Fail!

While Everything got it in hairsplits of seconds:

Bebot in Everything!

Bebot in Everything!

Another really super feature is that it doesn’t take any time at all to refresh the locations (That NTFS index magic I think). Here, I moved the Bebot.mp3 file into a subfolder. And hey presto, the path was updated. Ma-ma-magic!

Moved Files Found Instantly in Everything!

Moved Files Found Instantly in Everything!

Other cool features include:

  • Searching by Case
  • Search using Regular Expressions
Everything, with Regular Expressions

Everything, with Regular Expressions

  • Ability to launch a HTTP Web Server to search using Everything
  • Ability to Start an ETP Server, or connect to another ETP Server, so you can search remote computers as if you were searching your own
  • Oh, installation size? 334KB

My take: Damn useful. Get it now. Why wasn’t Vista search like this?

Download Everything File Searcher here!

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One comment on “Find Anything (on your desktop) with Everything

  1. Reply jins Jun 25,2009 4:47 pm

    boy, aren't us Mac users so lucky that Spotlight comes with every Mac on the planet. 🙂

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