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App Specs
File size:
840.30 KB
March 29, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Fast indexed file search application.

Video presentation (click on "Laurent Grandhomme Web Site" for a direct link):

  • Find files by name, but also by path
  • Simple, easy to use and intuitive user interface
  • Quick file and folder indexing
  • Small resource usage
  • Search options customizable to fit your needs
  • Compact database
  • Real time database update
  • Use hotkey for on-the-spot search

    Finding exactly what you need can be a long, tedious process:

  • Spotlight, unlike Toucan, doesn't index your entire computer, which is why your searches often come up short
  • Other applications, while able to locate files, are very slow because they search for files by scanning your disk drive
  • The locate command line utility is great, however, it requires a lot of unnecessary work on your part (locate, copy the file path and then open it)

    Toucan indexes your files and folders to return results quickly.

    Toucan is much more than "just" a search engine; once you find the files and folders you're looking for, you can:

  • Open
  • Reveal in finder
  • Open a terminal in the file's directory
  • Get info
  • Quick look for preview
  • Compress files/directories
  • Compare files using FileMerge (needs to be installed)
  • Move to trash / delete
  • Copy
  • Copy file names
  • Copy file paths
  • Copy enclosing folder paths
  • Drag and drop to other applications such as, Finder, etc

    Results are sortable and you can save them as xml, html and csv.

    Toucan, the only search application you need on your Mac.

  • What's New
  • It is now possible to compress the selected items by either pressing cmd+Z or by selecting "compress" in the right/control click menu
  • Fixed a minor bug

  • Toucan Search (com.laurentgrandhomme.toucan) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Toucan

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: (c) Laurent Grandhomme, 2011