It has a progressive find feature (weirdly seperated from the main interface, press F9 to activate). I just tested it using Filemon
, and setting up the same directories to search in that FARR uses. Here are the number of Read, write and open operations for FARR and Mayk for the search of "op" in 5 folders (timing is from the first to last file operation):
FARR: 12806 (takes 3668
Mayk: 2088 (takes 184
Mayk is really fast, living up to his claim that "Find files fast and easy with preposterously fast search utility". Now it is not doing partial file matching (so "op" matches opera but not CD Copier), but I don't see why that should slow things down so much (and shouldn't cause extra disk activity).
It is maybe worthwhile trying to see how he gets his search operations so blazingly fast (Filemon has much more info available). FARR seems to spend more time in each directory (it traverses the tree more times than Mayk), and querying each shortcut. I wonder whether this slowdown comes from retrieving the icons? If so an option to not show icons seems highly