EasyFind... interesting and might be worth giving it a shot. I read a couple of EasyFind reviews via the App Store, and the only negative is that it is not compatible with APFS-formatted drives. Because it's a free app, it may or may not ever be upgraded to work with APFS. Since I'm on Sierra 10.12.16, and will be for the foreseeable future, I might give it a shot.I went so far as to use Terminal to remove both Spotlight and Safari. The underlying operating system kept working just fine. I used EasyFind as my Spotlight replacement. Little Snitch and Activity Monitor grew a lot quieter, and my spreadsheet work stopped showing signs of constricted RAM, so I shut off Apple's automagic "Memory Pressure" RAM swap, which was il-suited to my SATA I connection, even with an SSD as the swap target.