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
See left side for purchase options

New in version 2.3.2:

  • Fixes search issues around macOS Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey.
  • Can now search on new Google Drive.
  • Search for inodes and diacritics-insensitive.
  • Customizable Dock icon (ctrl-click on it!).

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.