Many Mac users love Spotlight. It’s a quick and dirty way to search for files on your Mac. Spotlight indexes the location and much of the content of all the files, so it’s fast and efficient at digging into files to find relevant search strings.
That’s all well and good and priced right (Spotlight is built-in to your Mac) except for one thing.
Spotlight results can be a huge mess to dig through, leaving you with a huge mess of files to open and look at as part of your search. What Spotlight needs is an inexpensive assistant.
Find Any File is the simple Mac app that does most of what Spotlight doesn’t. It doesn’t use the Spotlight index, but uses your Mac’s system drivers to search for files and give you the results in a not-quite-Finder-like but hierarchical window.
Here’s where Find Any File really begins to shine. Search criteria. It’s one thing to search for something general or a specific file, but Find Any File gives you options that you create on the fly.
That search criteria option gives you more control over the search results. Look for files with a specific name, or specific extensions, or dates, and so on.
My Mac has somewhere close to 1.4-million files, so trying to find a file I know is there, but I’m not sure where needs a little extra help.
Find Any File is simple to set up and use, and adding additional criteria to a search is merely a click away.