FoxTrot Professional Search builds full-text index files from documents on your disks and servers, making their contents accessible in a split second. All common document types (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, Apple Mail…) and any document type for which a Spotlight metadata importer plugin is present (over 300 file types altogether, plus file types supported by user-added Spotlight importer plugins) get indexed and become searchable using eight different search keys (Content, File name, Metadata…) with seven combinations (Includes all / any / none of the words, exact phrases, complex search strings…) and multiple search criteria.
Optionally, a FoxTrot Search Server (sold separately) can be deployed for centralised indexing and searching. The iOS companion app FoxTrot Attaché Search (sold separately) lets you carry a plain text cache of all your indexed document content on an iPad or iPhone.
Said about FoxTrot Professional Search as an alternative
FoxTrot uses one or multiple dedicated indexes, focused on the files related to your projects, instead of relying on Spotlight's index. It has very advanced searching, refining and previewing abilities.
Positive comment • over 3 years ago • as an alternative to HoudahSpot
jerome1 Find the document you are searching for, locate the interesting pages inside the document, and highlight the found words in the document
Positive comment • 9 months ago • as an alternative to Spotlight