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    dtsearch Alternatives

    dtsearch is described as 'dtSearch - The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval since 1991' and is an app in the Online Services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to dtsearch for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dtsearch are RecentX (Paid), Anytxt Desktop Search (Free), Copernic Desktop Search (Freemium) and FoxTrot Professional Search (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
    • Windows
    dtSearch - The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval since 1991.
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    1. DocFetcher 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.
    2. 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.
      RecentX vs dtsearch opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it does not deal with searching file content but is a launcher application, so it should be in the category of desktop launchers.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      dtsearch is about indexing files of many types and allowing standard and customized searches, whereas recentx aims at monitoring and tagging recent applications, which include documents. one is about content, the other is about the container.
      Negative comment almost 7 years ago


    3. AnyTXT Searcher is a powerful local data full-text search engine, just like a local disk Google search engine. It is your ideal desktop search tool.
    4. Instantly find documents, e-mails(full text), attachments, videos, pictures, music(metadata), and other types of files(file names). The size limit of the index of the free version is 75,000.
    5. FoxTrot Professional Search builds full-text index files from documents on your disks and servers, making their contents accessible in a split second.

    6. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      The Lemur Project develops search engines, browser toolbars, text analysis tools, and data resources that support research and development of information retrieval and text mining software. The project is best known for its Indri search engine.
    7. 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.
    8. Ambar is a smart documents archive with automated crawling, OCR, deduplication and ultra-fast full-text search. Imagine having billion of files in different formats like xls, doc, txt, pdf, ppt, etc..., in any encoding.


      The last release was in 2018, and the GitHub repository of the project is archived, so no further development will be done.

    9. X1 offers next generation enterprise search, eDiscovery and desktop search for traditional and virtual environments
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