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Pinot is described as *'Personal search and metasearch for the Free Desktop


  • advanced queries (probabilistic search, boolean filters, wildcards, ranges on date, time and size).
  • language detection.
  • insensitive to diacritics (accents).
  • Chinese, Japanese and Korean support. ' and is an app in the online services category. There are four alternatives to Pinot for Linux, Mac, Windows, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is Recoll. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Tracker or Beagle.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Personal search and metasearch for the Free Desktop


  • advanced queries (probabilistic search, boolean filters,...
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  1. Recoll icon


    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    37 alternatives to Recoll 

    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.

     Suggest and vote on features
    1.  Full-Text SearchRecoll lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  Dark ModeRecoll supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  2. Tracker icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    37 alternatives to Tracker 

    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.

     Tracker has no features, suggest some!
    Search Bar - The search bar is an applet for GNOME which allows quick access to your data by entering a few search terms. This is the easiest way to find your data:.

  3. Beagle icon


    52 alternatives to Beagle 

    Beagle is a search tool that ransacks your personal information space to find whatever youre looking for.

     Beagle has no features, suggest some!

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.9, released on January 2009, can be still downloaded from Gnome repositories

  4. strigi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    4 alternatives to strigi 

    a small daemon that can index information using the new crawler.

    • very fast crawling
    • very small memory footprint
    • no hammering of the system
    • pluggable backend, currently clucene and hyperestraier, sqlite3 and xapian are in the works
    • communication between daemon and searc.
     strigi has no features, suggest some!
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