Spotlight is described as «is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple»s OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger)» and is a application launcher in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Spotlight for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Spotlight are Keypirinha, Alfred, Station and Albert.Spotlight alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Spotlight.