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  • DocFetcher icon

    DocFetcher

    DocFetcher 1.1 is a portable German/English Open Source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • RecentX icon

    RecentX

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    Commercial Windows

  • FileSearchy icon

    FileSearchy

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents....

    Free Personal Windows

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    regain

    Search the contents of your files not just the file names. regain is a search engine similar to web search engines like Google, with the difference that you don't search the web, but your own files and documents. Using regain you...

    Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Lookeen Desktop Search icon

    Lookeen Desktop Search

    A fast and next-generation desktop search and productivity tool for standard and virtual desktops, for private and enterprise search requirements. Finds documents, outlook archives and e-mails, contacts, appointments, folders, etc.

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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    Searchmonkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in Gtk2 it is highly portable, and as well as running on Linux, ports are available on...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Archivarius 3000

    Archivarius 3000 is a full-featured application to search documents and e-mail on the desktop computer, your local network and removable drives (CD, DVD). The documents can be searched by content, the same as with Internet search...

    Commercial Windows

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    Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. Most search utilities that achieve similar speeds do so by...

    Open Source Windows

  • MasterSeeker icon

    MasterSeeker

    MasterSeeker is software to search and find files in your pc lightning fast.

    Free Windows

  • AndroSearch icon

    AndroSearch

    Search INSIDE documents/files on your device like no other files manager/finder do. Featuring sub second, full text, Desktop Search in files content, and over apps names and description. KEY FEATURES: - Files Search - by name...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    Tracker

    Tracker is a search engine and that allows the user to find their data as fast as possible. Users can search for their files and search for content in their files too.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • AIKIN Desktop HyperSearch icon

    AIKIN Desktop HyperSearch

    AIKIN is a powerful new desktop search that can find item names and content using advanced pattern recognition and semantic awareness, that doesn't require the user to always know exactly how something was named or written.

    Freemium Windows

  • Instant File Searcher Professional icon

    Instant File Searcher Professional

    Instant File Searcher Professional is a powerful search engine for files and folders stored on computer. Features: Search by Name – Extension – Date and time – Size in Bytes/KB/MB/GB/TB – Creation time – Modification time –...

    Free Windows

  • Organyze Individual Edition

    Find files fast across folders, drives, disks and machines and emails in MS Outlook, find duplicates. Attach labels, bookmarks and comments, automatic backup, synchronize, messaging. Tag Web pages while downloading. Share labels with...

    Free Windows

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    FileSearchEX

    FileSearchEX is the no nonsense file search utility for Windows 7 and higher. It offers the simplified search interface like Windows XP yet in an updated and modern fashion. Unlike other search tools, FileSearchEX works well with...

    Commercial Windows

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    Beagle

    Beagle is a search tool that ransacks your personal information space to find whatever youre looking for. Using Beagle, you can easily find: * documents * emails & attachments * web history * IM/IRC conversations *...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.9, released on January 2009, can be still downloaded from Gnome repositories
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    Effective File Search

    Effective File Search (EFS) is a powerful but easy to use search tool. Search any files on your computer or local network with this effective software. EFS is a real replacement for the Windows Search utility. You can save a lot of...

    Free Windows

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    DeskRule

    Wherever you have files DeskRule can locate them. Search your hard disk, but also in mobile phones and cameras, zipfolders, FTP, OneDrive and all the other virtual shell folders.

    Commercial Windows

  • Exalead Desktop

    The best search engine with option for real proximity search

    Free Personal Windows

  • SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) icon

    SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation)

    SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) is a personal semantic content manager for desktop users. It combines search, text analysis, tagging and metadata functions to provide new user experience of desktop navigation and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • strigi

    a small daemon that can index information using the new crawler. * very fast crawling * very small memory footprint * no hammering of the system * pluggable backend, currently clucene and hyperestraier, sqlite3 and xapian are in...

    Open Source Linux

  • Pinot icon

    Pinot

    Personal search and metasearch for the Free Desktop Features * advanced queries (probabilistic search, boolean filters, wildcards, ranges on date, time and size). * language detection. * insensitive to diacritics...

    Open Source Linux

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