Open Source DocFetcher Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to DocFetcher 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 and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to DocFetcher are FSearch (Free, Open Source), grepWin (Free, Open Source), grep (Free, Open Source) and fzf (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. 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. A small fee is required for downloading and using the Windows binary version.
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      Recoll vs DocFetcher opinions
      Most users think Recoll is a great alternative to DocFetcher.
      SFN The installation in macOS is anything but simple. The default installer creates an application that cannot process PDF files, a lot of manual steps are needed to make the app functional.
      Negative comment 14 days ago

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      It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      cocofifix 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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders.
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      misterrobato Doesn't support indexing.
      Negative comment 27 days ago

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

      GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

      Discontinued

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

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      SFN It's goal is to trigger actions, not to search text among files.
      Negative comment 14 days ago

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    6. dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regular expression, XPath, and phonetic queries.
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      misterrobato Doesn't support folder indexing like DocFetcher.
      Negative comment 27 days ago

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    7. GTK+ desktop search frontend.
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    8. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    9. AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recent used paths and has a "context" feature which is very nice for looking at source code.
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      AstroGrep vs DocFetcher opinions
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      misterrobato Doesn't support folder indexing like DocFetcher, searching can take a long time.
      Positive comment 27 days ago

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