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Find Any File (FAF)

Key Features

  • Convenient folder and icon views for results
  • Can search in other users' home folders ("root" mode)
  • Queries can be saved for easy re-use
  • Can be launched with a self defined keyboard shortcut

Find Any File is Shareware

You may try it out without buying first. Simply download it.

If you keep using it you are expected to pay for it, though.

New in version 2.3.1:

  • Fixes some critical search issues with macOS Catalina and El Capitan.

New in version 2.3:

  • Native Apple Silicon (M1) code.
  • Search for Tags
  • Search for and display Date Last Opened and Date Added
  • Works with Alfred, Keyboard Maestro, PopClip etc.

New in version 2.2.1:

  • Fixes a potential crash.
  • The Find window doesn't get excessively wide any more.

New in version 2.2:

  • Ready for macOS Big Sur.
  • You can now save and re-open the results.

New in version 2.1.1:

  • Icons in Preview Grid should look correct again.
  • Does not remove Volumes from Login Items any more.

New in version 2.1:

  • Includes Spotlight for even faster results.
  • Many bug fixes.

New in version 2.0:

  • FAF is now a 64 bit app.
  • Shows results as soon as they're found.
  • Can search by Kind (Images, Audio, etc.).
  • Can search with regular expressions.

New in version 1.9.4:

  • Compatible with version 2 in regards to preferences and .faf files.
  • Several bug fixes.

Purchasing Find Any File

Here you can purchase licenses that are meant to be used either as a "single user" (for accounts on any computers you and your household uses) or "single computer" (for professional use in a company where multiple users may use the same computer).

The licenses are for eternity, i.e. you only have to pay once. (I may charge extra for new features added at a later time, though they shall then be optional.)

Please download and try out the program before you pay for it. I generally do not issue refunds.

Find Any File costs US $6 if you pay via Paypal or FastSpring. The App Store has a fixed price of $8.

You have the following payment options:

Choose FastSpring or the Mac App Store if you need a formal invoice!

Once you've paid via Paypal or FastSpring, you'll get instructions on how to stop the recurring purchase reminder in the program.

Note: I advise against buying from the App Store because:

Paying with Paypal

You may either pay the minimum or pay more if you feel generous (I'd certainly appreciate it).

Choose what it's worth to you:

After payment, if you click to go back to the vendor's web site, you will be shown a page with instructions for turning off the "Purchase" reminder. You will also get an email with these instructions to the email address you're using with Paypal.

Volume purchases

For purchasing a few more licenses use Paypal or FastSpring - both offer the option to enter a quantity.

If you like to purchase more than a handful and like to get a volume discount, use FastSpring or contact me directly (see blue link at the top right of this page).