Download Desktop Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Winamp

    Full 5.666

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A hugely popular and versatile audio and media player

    8
    4401 votes
    • PROS: Fully customizable, Small installation, Runs quickly
    • CONS: No MOV support, Rip only on full version
  • Desktop Plagiarism Checker

    1.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Teachers

    7
    63 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Five search engines supported,
    • CONS: Only available in English, Only works with Windows
  • Free NIV Bible

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and comprehensive bible for desktop computers

    5
    9 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download this software., A streamlined search function is excellent to find a specific text.,
    • CONS: There are no illustrations contained alongside the text., This software application cannot work with systems newer than Windows 7.
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    178 votes
    • PROS: Save all your apps to the cloud, Search for and locate new apps, Update new apps directly from your desktop
    • CONS: Occasionally crashes
  • Chrome App Launcher

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access all your Google Chrome apps from your desktop

    7
    148 votes
    • PROS: Has all Google Chrome apps and services, Integrated search engine, Convenient and easy to use
    • CONS: Uninstalling the launcher isn't straightforward
  • Windows Search

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily find any document on your computer or network

    6
    28 votes
    • PROS: Searches across networks, Good tool for network managers, Outlook searches impressive
    • CONS: Desktop searches slower than Google Desktop, Network searches can be slow
  • Launchy

    2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Say goodbye to the Start menu

    10
    10 votes
    • PROS: Cuts down on clicking time and requiring shortcuts, Doesn't require Start Menu
    • CONS: Tapping two keys would be better replaced by one
  • Videobox

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Search YouTube and Google Video from your desktop

    8
    50 votes
    • PROS: Searches YouTube and Google Video simultaneously, Easy to access via desktop widget
    • CONS: Doesn't display video comments, Results similar for both YouTube and Google Video, Only searches two video websites
  • BumpTop

    Free 2.1.6225

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Amazing 3D Windows desktop

    7
    2252 votes
    • PROS: Very intuitive, Impressive design, Customizable appearance, Icons behave like real-life objects
    • CONS: High system requirements, Beautiful, but not that useful after all
  • The Red Notebook

    0.8.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free desktop diary

    5
    27 votes
    • PROS: Organize writing by day, Good search tool, Free
    • CONS: Can't import images or use HTML
  • PNotes

    9.0.107

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent sticky note software for your desktop

    8
    28 votes
    • PROS: Excellent scheduling options, Well presented and easy to use, Group and search notes easily, Auto-update, Password protection,
    • CONS: Skins must be downloaded separately
  • Tubulator 2

    1.0.9

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Tubulator 2 is a desktop application that allows you to search, browse and download videos or music from for example YouTube.

    6
    9 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Built-in search engine
    • CONS: Few advanced options
  • WebFerret Free

    6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Query multiple search engines from your desktop simultaneously

    7
    13 votes
    • Copernic Desktop Search Home

      5.0.0.

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stop searching, find your files and emails fast.

      5
      37 votes
      • ESP

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A really fast, handy desktop search engine

        5
        7 votes
        • Times Reader

          2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Try the New York Times' new desktop application

          7
          19 votes
          • PROS: Very readable, Automatic news updates, Content downloads quickly
          • CONS: Only for New York Times fans!
        • DocFetcher

          1.0.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Search for specific text inside documents

          8
          2 votes
          • PROS: Fast indexing, Support for many formats
          • CONS: PDF doesn't work properly
        • Videobox

          3.9.5

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Search YouTube and Google Video from your desktop

          9
          1 vote
          • PROS: Searches YouTube and Google Video simultaneously, Easy to access via desktop widget
          • CONS: Doesn't display video comments, Results similar for both YouTube and Google Video, Only searches two video websites
        • Yoono Desktop

          1.8.18

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Manage your social networking with minimum effort

          6
          7 votes
          • PROS: Supports a good variety of social networks and messaging services, Allows central management of various accounts, Real-time search of networks
          • CONS: Chat feature is slow, Some social networks have more options than others, Yoono browser is unmanageable
        • Hulbee Desktop

          2.1.16.138

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A powerful way to search files

          4
          3 votes
          • PROS: Automatic indexing, Filtering by file type, size and date, Preview videos, pictures and documents
          • CONS: No keyboard shortcuts
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        1Full 5.66644017.5Windows, Android
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        4Free 2.1.622522527.2Windows, Mac
        51487Windows