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SearchSpy is an Spotlight clone.


- Works with or without Google Desktop (GDS), using it’s database or not. If you don’t want to use GDS, SearchSpy will index files itself, using an app called locate. Locate was made by Janne Huttunen and can be found here. Also, the installer will detect and chose the right option. You don’t need to worry about this .

The SearchSpy indexing process is done only when your system is idle. It won’t blame you. Plus even you don’t like SearchSpy and want to use another spotlight clone without GDS, the indexing system should work too.

How is it possible? My app features a smartly done Indexer, that can parse results as a XML File. This is the same Google Desktop does, meaning that any well done GDS based app can recognize the results.

- A nice Color Picker (thanks to Chris Kite for the idea). SearchSpy is skinned in different way. You don’t need to spend hours creating pictures and skin files. Change the whole app color by simply dragging a slider!

- Smart and moveable Search Menu that adapts itself to the screen position. If you want it on top, simply drag the menu, The next time you search, results will apear in the right place. Works for both on top and on bottom positions.

- No needing for icons! SearchSpy will get them from windows to you.

-As much results groups as you want (even a mac can’t do this ). With SearchSpy, you can create and destroy the search file type groups.

- All working filters in the main window. (Yes, they finally work in an Spotlight clone )

- Shadows (without need of any external app).

- Drag and drop results from the menu to any app!

- Google Talk Style hints with information about files.

- ObjectBar suport (just open the app with the Parameter -noicon).

Developer : SpyGamer
Version : 1.1
Filesize : 1.2MB

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Comment by Marcin on 2007-04-06 16:46:52

Najlepszy ze wszystkich “Spotlight-w”

Comment by mrcomplicated on 2007-04-29 05:03:02

How can I force spy search to index my hard drives and not waiting for the system to be idle???

Comment by DangerBOY on 2007-06-29 08:00:02

where is the “locate” app?

Comment by Mubariz on 2007-06-29 18:54:48

Even when my system is idle SearchSpy still doesn’t index as when i search i find nothing. How do i force it to index?

Comment by Timmy Neatherland on 2007-07-18 19:32:04

same problem, i can’t find anything

Comment by gladia on 2007-07-31 22:03:34

we need locate32 before use this tool as mentioned by author,
try to download here
hope it works.

Comment by Tyler on 2007-08-08 10:02:25

it wont let me search anything

Comment by DirtyWorld on 2007-08-24 01:33:54

Broken Link. I cant find another Link for Version 1.1 anywhere!

Comment by alabanco on 2007-09-24 01:11:01

How can I make icon to be right in the corner of the tray like Mac Search clone. Please, help!

Comment by Dane on 2007-11-27 04:33:20

do i need to install locater before search spy or does the order of the installs not matter? i installed the search spy first and then the locater and it doesnt seem to be working. i would really like to use this program, it would really help my workflow.



Comment by Me on 2008-04-21 13:51:55

nothing happens. nothing.

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