Launchy is a free utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, your desktop icons, and your file manager. Launchy indexes and launches your applications, documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!
DuMP3 is a duplicate and similar file finder.
DuMP3 is a duplicate and similar file finder. It finds exact duplicate binaries by hash, similar text files by substring content, images (JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, etc) by color and audio files (MP3, WAV, OGG, etc) by wave data. Future: fonts, video.
Wilma is a program for quickly finding text lurking in the files on your computer. It does this by creating an index of what words are in which files, which allows it to later find files containing a given word or set of words almost instantaneously.
Plait (pronounced "play") is a command-line jukebox and music player front-end. It understands brief queries that pick a single song, mix queries that combine works from multiple artists, and stream queries that find Shoutcast radio streams.
This is a simple Java front-end for the UNIX grep. It lets you search file contents also if you are not familiar with the command line or the regular expression syntax.
Non indexing file search tool, able to make complex requests, with an intuitive GUI. The goal is to replace the obnoxious and limited Search feature of WinXP by something usable (hence the name).
GUILocate is a graphical frontend for UNIX's locate command which was started as a small Obj-C/Cocoa training app.
A simple full text search tool that finds files matching a search expression in a directory tree.
Meta Desktop is a user-focussed and backwards-compatible desktop file viewing system utilising enhanced metadata and user-defined 'smartness'. Core technologies are machine-written faceted classification and user-written folksonomic labeling.
OOSearch is a full text search program for OpenOffice.org files. It opens all OpenOffice.org files in a specified directory or volume and searches for a given keyword. The found files can be opened via OOSearch directly.
A graphical tool to find and display source code symbols generated by Exuberant ctags.
Xapian is a Search Engine Library, written in C++ with bindings for Perl, Python, PHP, Java, Tcl, C# and Ruby. Xapian allows you to easily add advanced indexing and search facilities to your applications. See www.xapian.org for more information.
eix can access Gentoo portage ebuild information and description very quickly (using a local cache). It can also be used to access information on installed packages, local settings, and local and external overlays, and informs about changes in the tree.