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This app has made me more a more efficient college student by allowing me to search through my personal library of textbook PDFs and Powerpoint lecture slides.

I can easily fact-check concepts I learned in class against the materials I study off of like Microsoft Office files and PDFs by searching for queries that don't appear word-for-word like in a PDF reader's search tool.

There are a few downsides: indexing a large repository of files takes a long time (gigabytes of PDFs meant I had my laptop running overnight, and several times the app has crashed while doing that initial indexing), and sometimes the app will "steal focus" and pop-up obtrusively.

The developer was quick to respond to a few questions I had so I know the app is actively maintained and bugs will get fixed (and have)

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This tool will intelligently search a directory's PDFs and Microsoft Office documents while giving you a highlighted preview alongside the results. No more using Finder.app and Quick Look / open in Preview.app and manually search.

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