Open Source DocFetcher Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Recoll, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to DocFetcher so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting DocFetcher alternatives are FSearch (Free, Open Source), grep (Free, Open Source), fzf (Free, Open Source) and Gnome Do (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 27, 2020

    • This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface.
      Most users think this is great alternative to DocFetcher.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      cocofifix607734
      It is very fast and can index many different types of files. Search results are shown in context and everything is configurable. Two or more different databases can be created, although this demands starting the application from the command line.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.


    • grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
    • fzf is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.* No dependencies* Blazingly fast* The most comprehensive feature set* Flexible layout using tmux panes
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Vim
    • GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
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    • dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • GTK+ desktop search frontend.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • GTK+
      • Xfce
      • PyGTK
    • Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows