Download Search In Files - Best Software & Apps

  • FrostWire

    6.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1655 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
  • Total Video Downloader for Mac

    2.0.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Professional Software for Downloading Videos in Multiple Formats

    8
    104 votes
    • PROS: The capability of downloading files from multiple online portals., Simple search functions to retrieve videos once the process is complete:
    • CONS: Most advanced features can only be accessed after the product is purchased., May not support all video codecs and may require updates from time to time.
  • Mp3 Cover Downloader

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Find missing album covers in your music collection

    6
    116 votes
    • PROS: Quick search with varied results, Support to import files from the hard drive, Built-in audio player
    • CONS: No support to search in subfolders
  • Windows Search

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily find any document on your computer or network

    7
    87 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
  • Combine PDFs

    5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Combine several PDF files easily

    8
    60 votes
    • PROS: Can search in preview, Combine unlimited number of PDFs
    • CONS: Will take more time with more PDFs
  • AdwCleaner

    7.0.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quickly search and delete adware for free

    8
    18 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
  • EasyFind

    4.8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful search tool for reaching hard-to-find files

    7
    8 votes
    • PROS: Performs very in depth searches, Will find files that Spotlight can't, Easy to use, No indexing
    • CONS: No organization in the way results are presented, Lack of indexing means searches take a while
  • Stellar Phoenix Word Repair

    5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Recover corrupted Word documents

    8
    35 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Analyzes disk in search of all DOC files
    • CONS: Doesn't allow you to select multiple files
  • Commander One

    Version 1.5.1995

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    File manager with dual-pane interface and a number of powerful features, totally created in Swift.

    3
    7 votes
    • DocFetcher

      1.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Search for specific text inside documents

      7
      17 votes
      • PROS: Fast indexing, Support for many formats
      • CONS: PDF doesn't work properly
    • Search and Replace

      1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Search and replace text in multiple files and filenames

      8
      15 votes
      • PROS: Simple to use but powerful, Much quicker than going through files one by one, Replaces file names as well as text within files
      • CONS: Doesn't work so well with unusual characters, Can't search and replace phrases
    • IconsExtract

      1.47

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Extract icons from EXE, DLL, OCX and CPL files

      7
      12 votes
      • PROS: Search for icons in files, folders and even active processes, Save icons or copy them to the Clipboard, Filter search by size or color depth
      • CONS: Saves only the smallest version
    • Free Disk Usage Analyzer

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Search and destroy hard drive hogging files

      7
      30 votes
      • PROS: Quickly shows where your largest files are, Shows results in real time
      • CONS: No preview function
    • Grep

      1.1.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Find and search in very large text files

      6
      1 vote
      • Tube2mp3

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Java

        Download songs in MP3 format from YouTube

        6
        34 votes
        • PROS: Allows you to search using a number of parameters, Very easy to use, Converts downloaded files very quickly
        • CONS: Old fasioned user interface, You need to fill in a CAPTCHA on every download
      • LittleShoot

        0.9991

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Easy multimedia search in your browser

        5
        32 votes
        • PROS: Easy search for audio, video and image files, Works with most web browsers, Supports several different networks and websites
        • CONS: The file sharing system is quite basic
      • Lookeen Desktop Search

        10.0.1.5814

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Find emails, contacts, appointments, attachments and files in record time and with maximum reliability.

        10
        16 votes
        • Moo0 DiskCleaner

          1.14

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A stylish, efficient junk file cleaner

          7
          7 votes
          • PROS: Search for junk files in more than 130 possible target locations, Delete locked files on system boot, Customizable interface
          • CONS: No advanced features, You can't select all items at the same time
        • Tag2find

          0.10.1.3

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Tag your files and find them in a easier, quicker way

          7
          3 votes
          • HTC Zip

            1.20

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Pocket PC

            Handle Zip files on your mobile device

            7
            6 votes
            • PROS: Creates Zip archives in a few steps, Quickly unpacks compressed files, Powerful built-in search
            • CONS: Doesn't support all compression formats
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