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    DocFetcher Alternatives

    DocFetcher is described as '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' and is a very popular File Search Utility in the File Management category. There are more than 100 alternatives to DocFetcher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like DocFetcher are Listary (Freemium), Recoll (Free, Open Source), FSearch (Free, Open Source) and Agent Ransack (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
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    DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of...
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    1. dtSearch - The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval since 1991.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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      Indexes filesystems allowing you to search for files.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
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      Access your folders from anywhere.
    2. Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you want. Search and replace with plain text or regular expressions to maintain web sites, source code, reports, ...
      • FreeOpen Source
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      fzy is a fast, simple fuzzy text selector for the terminal with an advanced scoring algorithm.


    3. This tool enables users to search their NTFS formatted harddrives within seconds. It uses the MFT (master file table) of NTFS to search for files very fast.
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      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.
    4. 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, location etc.
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      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. Clean and intuitive multi-tabbed user interface.

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      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Majorgeeks

    5. Full-text morphological search among documents and e-books of dozens of file types, including text in archives and disk images; on the your desktop, LAN, clouds (WebDAV) and removable drives.
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