Alternatives to Recoll for Linux with any license

  • DocFetcher

    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...

    • Comparatively trivial to install. Guest • Oct 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar program as recoll. Plus: Includes a realtime indexer and free executable on windows. Minus: much slower for large datasets, less configurable. softphAug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't search WITHIN documents. Guest • Jul 2020 • 0 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Index Your Files

    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...

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version,, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Pinot

    Personal search and metasearch for the Free Desktop Features * advanced queries (probabilistic search, boolean filters, wildcards, ranges on date, time and size)....

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Beagle

    Beagle is a search tool that ransacks your personal information space to find whatever youre looking for. Using Beagle, you can easily find: * documents * emails...

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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