Download File Search - Best Software & Apps

  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    2854 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • Everything

    1.2.1.371

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful local search tool with remote access to indexed contents

    8
    272 votes
    • PROS: Incredibly fast when indexing and searching, Very light on resources
    • CONS: You can't filter contents to be indexed, There are no security measures to enter the HTTP server
  • FrostWire

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1643 votes
    • PROS: Thanks to their history of developing hugely popular BitTorrent clients like LimeWire the developers have managed to create an app that mixes powerful downloading and a new focus on the user experience. FrostWire is the one-stop shop for all music and vi, Simple to use
    • CONS: Fast downloading, Nice additional features
  • qBittorrent

    3.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    375 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Built-in search engine, Torrent creator, Web interface
    • CONS: Search engine requires the installation of a special plug-in
  • Windows File Explorer

    Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Alternative To The Functions And Settings You Have On Windows Now

    7
    88 votes
    • PROS: The preview function on the bottom left is far bigger than standard Windows preview, It is tiny change but it may allow you to streamline your sorting and filing process, The search function may be improved (which is amazing for Windows 10)
    • CONS: Getting it to work on some Windows 10 devices is tricky, Some of the functions are not part of Windows 7 and Windows 10, Such a minor change may be unimportant to some people
  • FileZilla

    3.14.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Awesome free FTP client

    8
    1141 votes
    • PROS: Fast and efficient, Handles large transfers, Secure, Remote file search, Filters
    • CONS: Can't schedule transfers
  • eMule

    0.50a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    8
    22864 votes
    • PROS: Intuitive search options, Very configurable , Download statistics, Lots of results
    • CONS: Doesn't support torrent files, Some fake or unsafe servers, The credit system makes the initial download much slower
  • BitTorrent

    7.4.3.34797

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    431 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Search box integrated into client, Works with official bittorrent website, Free
    • CONS: Non-customizable interface, Limited download statistics, Downloading doesn't work very well
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    623 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use search facility, No spyware or adv, Lots of features for tracking download stats
    • CONS: Downloads are slow for new users
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    128 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
  • FileBot

    4.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Rename, organize and find subtitles for your TV shows

    5
    5 votes
    • PROS: Renames files very quickly, Works with several movie/TV show databases, Includes file verification tools, Includes subtitle search tool
    • CONS: No documentation, Interface is not very intuitive
  • Google Desktop

    5.9.1005.12335

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Info when you want it, right on your desktop

    7
    1250 votes
    • PROS: Search results in web page format, Large choice of gadgets, Can cross index from multiple machines, Share panel items with friends
    • CONS: First time indexing is long, Intrusive, No logical “OR” or substring search support
  • VideoCacheView

    2.38

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Extract videos from the browser cache and save them to the hard drive

    7
    131 votes
    • PROS: Works with Internet Explorer and Firefox, Supports all video formats
    • CONS: Bear in mind that not all videos are stored in cache, Browser must be close before extracting latest videos
  • eMule Plus

    1.2e

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect to the eDonkey2000 P2P network and share files with others

    8
    5023 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Produces many search hits, No adware or spyware
    • CONS: Not updated very often, No significant benefits over the original
  • AdwCleaner

    7.0.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quickly search and delete adware for free

    9
    16 votes
    • PROS: Extremely quick scanning, Detailed text file of scan results, No installation required, Effective in finding unwanted files, It's free, Get rid of those bleeping unwanted programs
    • CONS: Requires a reboot after cleaning, Not available on Mac or Android
  • Torrent Search

    0.11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free (GPL) Downloading program for Windows

    5
    14 votes
    • Windows Search

      4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily find any document on your computer or network

      7
      85 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
    • File Viewer

      9.51

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Manage, view and search files from one place

      3
      12 votes
      • SearchMyFiles

        2.06

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Feature rich freeware alternative to Windows search

        6
        14 votes
        • PROS: Lots of search options, Free, No installation necessary
        • CONS: Searching big drives can take time
      • Super Torrent Search

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Get torrents from various sources

        6
        27 votes
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