Download Search Tool - Best Software & Apps

  • Everything

    1.4.1.935

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful local search tool with remote access to indexed contents

    8
    345 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
  • Windows Media Player Plus

    2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Add new features to Windows Media Player

    7
    267 votes
    • PROS: Seamlessly embedded with the player, Nice graphical improvements, Includes a Tag Editor Plus, Makes default search tool more powerful
    • CONS: Only compatible with versions 11 and 12
  • WinDjView

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A slick DjVu document viewer

    7
    70 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and compact tool, Dictionary and text search options included, Custom keyboard navigation and scrolling shortcuts available, Magnifying glass and marquee zoom available
    • CONS: Advanced features take time to learn
  • Free Instagram Downloader

    2.3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download Your Favorite Content From Instagram For Free

    7
    497 votes
    • PROS: Search through images and place them on your tool, Collect a series of image links (URLS), Download the images you like
    • CONS: The link collecting and downloading functions are confusing, Some people may collect links while thinking they are downloading, Adding images to the tool makes people think they have already downloaded them
  • Babylon

    10.5.0.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A complete dictionary, translation and reference tool

    5
    1185 votes
    • PROS: Support for many different languages, Lets you search encyclopedias, databases and other sites, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Extra dictionaries must be downloaded from the Babylon site, Tries to make considerable changes on installation
  • SearchMyFiles

    2.06

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Feature rich freeware alternative to Windows search

    6
    16 votes
    • PROS: Lots of search options, Free, No installation necessary
    • CONS: Searching big drives can take time
  • AppDelete

    4.2.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Thorough application removal and deletion tool

    7
    109 votes
    • PROS: Removes all associated files, Very quick to search files and apps, Removes orphan files, Developer very responsive
    • CONS: Freezes when you restart your Mac
  • Sharepod

    3.9.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Copy music to and from your iPod

    7
    417 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy to use, Support for ratings and playlists, Includes search tool and built-in player
    • CONS: Some features don't work with iPhone 4
  • CHK File Recovery

    1.082

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional file recovery tool for personal use

    7
    18 votes
    • PROS: More than 200 unique types of files can be quickly recovered., Advanced search options are available at the click of a button.
    • CONS: There is no free version of this software available., Systems older than Windows XP are not supported.
  • Combin

    1.5.7.1005

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Instagram marketing tool that helps you find more followers

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: Doesn’t promise what it can't deliver, Search for people in specific geographic locations, Takes very little time to learn how to use it, Set search limits and specify posting-date parameters
    • CONS: May be too simplified for some users, There are too few customization options
  • 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
  • Windows Search

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily find any document on your computer or network

    7
    88 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
  • Fast File Finder

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The Autosofted Fast File Finder is a free tool used to quickly search your entire computer for a file you're looking for.

    2
    2 votes
    • Speed Download

      5.4

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      One of the most powerful download managers for Mac

      7
      183 votes
      • PROS: Customizable interface and mini-controller, Advanced scheduling, Good search tool, Fast downloads
      • CONS: Can use up a lot of RAM
    • The Red Notebook

      0.8.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free desktop diary

      7
      25 votes
      • PROS: Organize writing by day, Good search tool, Free
      • CONS: Can't import images or use HTML
    • freeCommander

      2009.02a

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Dual-panel handy file manager

      9
      227 votes
      • DocFetcher

        1.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Search for specific text inside documents

        7
        18 votes
        • PROS: Fast indexing, Support for many formats
        • CONS: PDF doesn't work properly
      • J. River Media Jukebox

        12.07.17

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free, full featured music jukebox with loads of extra tools

        8
        134 votes
        • PROS: Intuitive interface, very easy to use, Great management tools for your music collection, Embedded player, search tool, ripping tool and burning tool, Support for portable music devices, Smart playlists
        • CONS: Could this be iTunes plagiarism?
      • Agent Ransack

        1.7.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Software utilities program for Windows

        8
        47 votes
        • FileBot

          4.7.9

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Rename, organize and find subtitles for your TV shows

          6
          7 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
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