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    Find Any File 64bit is available in beta.
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote to Thomas Templeman asking if there would be a 64bit version of his very handy app "Find Any File". He wrote back promptly as he always does, replying that there was already a 64bit beta version available on his web site; Thomas Tempelmann - Find Any File
    After reexamining the site I saw at the very top of the page a paragraph titled; "Concerned about Apple's upcoming 64 bit requirement?"
    In that paragraph is a link to the page with the download link. I have been using the FAF 2 beta for a couple of weeks now and can't fault it so if you were/are a user and you didn't already know about this version I'd advise you give it a try.
    It was the last app on my device in 32bit form that I really wanted to keep so big relief for me.
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    Thanks Rod. Just what I wanted to know.

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    Moved here to the correct forum. Not a Lounge subject.

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    Useful information, Rod. I just checked, and EasyFind is already 64 bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestone33 View Post
    Useful information, Rod. I just checked, and EasyFind is already 64 bit.
    And... EasyFind is free while Find Any File is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    And... EasyFind is free while Find Any File is not.
    Yes, free is always good! And from comments I have seen, both programs do the job well.
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    Find Any File 64bit is available in beta.
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    And... EasyFind is free while Find Any File is not.
    Well when you say FAF2 in not free, it's shareware, so initially free to use, I already paid for the original version ($6) and upgrades to the new version are free.
    It’s worth checking the linked page for a list of the improvements too, like “Show results early” and the images search option.
    Worth every penny I think. Thomas has put a lot of time and money into this app and I challenge any app developer to provide prompter or better support.


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    I have been using EasyFind for so long that I depend upon it. And I have always had Spotlight turned off. Never really saw any advantages to using Spotlight, and especially with it slowing down my Mac while it performs indexing of a drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestone33 View Post
    I have been using EasyFind for so long that I depend upon it. And I have always had Spotlight turned off. Never really saw any advantages to using Spotlight, and especially with it slowing down my Mac while it performs indexing of a drive.
    Virtually the only really useful aspect of Spotlight for me is: Command plus Spacebar brings up Spotlight - enter the first letter or two of an app you want - hit Enter and it's open. Really quick when you get used to it.

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    Thomas has put a lot of time and money into this app and I challenge any app developer to provide prompter or better support.
    LOL, how much support do you really need for an app like FAF? The point being that both apps do the job very well but one is now shareware (FAF used to be free) and EasyFind is free.

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    Obviously cost is an issue but I used FAF for a couple of years before paying for it. That was because I felt I was getting good value out of it and my conscience got the better of me.
    I downloaded EasyFind to try and comparing FAF and EasyFind with a folder that was in two locations. One was at the first level of the Documents Folder and the other was in my One Drive Folder.
    It took FAF 10secs to find them both, EasyFind found the folder in Documents in 5secs but took 90secs to find it in the OneDrive folder.
    This is a minor but significant difference. I can see that EasyFind with its sidebar search criteria might be easier to use but to compare it to the ease and speed of Spotlight is laughable.
    Spotlight had listed both instances of the file before I had finished typing the name as well as 18 other references to the title and the file contents.
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    As for time spent indexing, I'm only dealing with 300Gb on a 500Gb SSD so my observations may be different to others but it seems negligible to me. After initial indexing has been completed the periodic indexing has been next to unnoticeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I can see that EasyFind with its sidebar search criteria might be easier to use but to compare it to the ease and speed of Spotlight is laughable.
    I was not comparing EasyFind to Spotlight, as I never used Spotlight (and thus could not make a valid comparison), so don't think laughable is an accurate characterization. From what I remember, early implementations of Spotlight seemed to "bog down" a machine, but that could be due to it first being applied to HDDs. With SDDs, and improvements in Spotlight, I suspect it has improved.

    I might try it when Catalina comes out, just to see. If the periodic indexing is hardly noticeable, I might consider switching. Also, I am only using about 85 gig or so on my two internal SSDs (one being 256 gig, and the other 252 gig).
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    Honestone for some reason I got the idea that you had disabled Spotlight because you thought EasyFind was better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Honestone for some reason I got the idea that you had disabled Spotlight because you thought EasyFind was better.


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    Yes, I have. But that was because I did not like the idea of Spotlight slowing down my machine. I suspect things have improved in regards to that, especially in light of your post above.

    I am going to try and see if there are any comparative reviews of Spotlight, EasyFind, and Find Any File. Do you know of any?
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