1. Where can I get Toucan?
2. How big is the database?
3. How long does it take to index my files and directories?
4. How fast is Toucan’s search engine?
5. Does Toucan use spotlight’s database?
6. Does Toucan monitor monitor changes on the file system?
7. Can Toucan find hidden files and directories?
8. Does Toucan search files contents?
9. Can I modify the search settings?
You can download Toucan in the Mac App Store.
A database containing around 300,000 files and directories with the default search settings is about 50 MB (on a computer with a 500GB hard disk).
The first time you launch Toucan, it will index your files and directories. This process takes about a minute with the default search settings. This process is done once.
Any query is executed in a fraction of a second.
No, Toucan creates and uses its own database.
Yes, Toucan monitors creation, deletion and renaming of files and folders.
Yes. Toucan is customizable, you can specify whether or not you want to index hidden files and directories.
No, the current version (v1.5) does not.
Yes, you can.
By default, Toucan searches your home directory but you can change that in the preferences window. You could, for instance, set Toucan to only search your Documents and Movies directories.
You can specify which files and directories you want to exclude from the search results. Files and directories inside an excluded directory won’t be added, either.