DocFetcher Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to DocFetcher for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux 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 and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DocFetcher are FSearch (Free, Open Source), grep (Free, Open Source), fzf (Free, Open Source) and Gnome Do (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 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.
      It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders
      Positive comment almost 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. grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • 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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    4. 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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    5. GTK+ desktop search frontend.
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    6. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    7. Instant file search, showing results as you type.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.
    8. 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.

      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.

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