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SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) Alternatives

SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) is described as 'personal semantic content manager for desktop users. It combines search, text analysis, tagging and metadata functions to provide new user experience of desktop navigation and personal document management' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Zoho Notebook. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DocFetcher or Agent Ransack. Other great apps like SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) are DEVONthink, Recoll, Milanote and FileLocator.

SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be File Search Utilities or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation).
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  1. Zoho Notebook icon

    Zoho Notebook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Apple Watch
    344 alternatives to Zoho Notebook 

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole document, giving the author absolute control over...

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    1.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Zoho Notebook.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Works OfflineZoho Notebook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationZoho Notebook supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    DEVONthink

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    159 alternatives to DEVONthink 

    DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.

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    1.  File TaggingDEVONthink can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Dark ModeDEVONthink supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Support for scriptingDEVONthink supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  PDF annotationDEVONthink support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    5.  Ad-freeDEVONthink doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  Full-Text SearchDEVONthink lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    9.  Support for MarkDownDEVONthink supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Recoll

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • BSD
    35 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.

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    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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    DocFetcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    108 alternatives to 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 Google for your local document repository.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    Agent Ransack

    67 alternatives to Agent Ransack 

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

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    Search results, showing the contents view docked below the file list view:


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    Milanote

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    369 alternatives to Milanote 

    Milanote is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Milanote simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban BoardMilanote allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
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    FileLocator

    55 alternatives to FileLocator 

    FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find.

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    FileSeek

    • Windows
    50 alternatives to FileSeek 

    FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. You can even sync your search settings between computers.

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    1.  Ad-freeFileSeek doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFileSeek can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  Dark ModeFileSeek supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  PortableFileSeek can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Works OfflineFileSeek can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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      FileSeek's main search tab
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      Note Board

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      282 alternatives to Note Board 

      Productivity app. Save information like a sticky notes. You can create notes with images, videos or whatever you want. Save pages to read later or capture any web content with the chrome or firefox extension. Share boards with your friends. Create public boards.

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      Multiple boards: organize notes in boards, use textures to change the look of the board, move notes between boards.
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      Flashnote

      • Windows
      • Linux
      252 alternatives to Flashnote 

      Flashnote is a quick notes manager created for such cases. When you need a rough copy to save or to process some pieces of a text, Flashnote is small, quick and convenient. Press the shortcut-key combination and a rough copy is on the screen in a flash of a second.

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      1.  PortableFlashnote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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