Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part effort to bring sanity to Friday by featuring nifty, crafty, and functional Mac apps that do more and cost less.
Today’s episode is all about finding what is lost on your Mac. If you can’t find it using the Finder, and if you can’t find it using Spotlight, then you’re a customer waiting in line to use the advanced facial hydrating and skin smoothing features of EasyFind.
Keep On Knocking And Ye Shall Find
The gifted Mac app developers at DEVONtechnologies are such efficient and powerful creatures that they’re able to make a business out of giving away for free Mac apps that do what Mac OS X already does but better.
How do you find that which is lost on your Mac?
You use the Finder, right?
The Finder is slow and arbitrary. It only looks for what you’re looking for where you click for it. How smart is that, Apple? If you knew where it was you wouldn’t be looking for it, right?
Spotlight looks in more places, but it’s really a dumb squirrel of a utility. Type in the wrong word and you could get thousands of files to sort through to get what you think is lost but that you hope is not.
The Easier Way To Find
Enter EasyFind. It’s like a robotic squirrel that’s been programmed to do what the Finder and Spotlight cannot easily do. It searches your Mac to find files, folders, and even the contents of files.
That means it digs through files to find matching strings of text.
EasyFind laughs at Spotlight’s indexing. It scoffs at the Finder’s inept findings.
It’s a multithreaded creature with no memory but fast legs. Like a digital super squirrel with x-ray vision. It finds invisible files, files inside Mac packages (like where iPhoto stores your photos—not even Spotlight magic can perform that trick).
EasyFind speaks whatever language you and your Mac speak but it also speaks Boolean, which, when combined with wildcards, phrases and operators, gives you instant responses to your search queries.
Every file it finds is displayed in a separate column and you can preview the file using your Mac’s Quick Look (press the space bar, Waldo). There is absolutely nothing to not like here. EasyFind is easy. It finds. It’s free. It works. If it were any better you’d have to pay money to use it. If it were any more free they’d pay you to use it. So, obviously, EasyFind is just like what Goldilocks found behind door #3. It’s just right.