DocFetcher is an Open Source desktop search application: It allows you to search the contents of files on your computer. — You can think of it as Google for your local files. The application runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
- Portable version available
- Full Unicode support for all supported file formats, except CHM
- Can read the following archive formats: zip, 7z, rar, tar.*
- Can read Outlook PST files
I have been using this app for over a year now. It runs from a flash drive and indexes a folder (on the same flash drive) with 2000+ documents containing program sources, spreadsheets, word processing files and PDFs. I simple love it. It is easy to use, quick to find and index and portable. It is an indispensably tool for me as a developer to find quick references in my program sources. I highly advice it and wanted to give a quite shout out to the developers.
I always like to try new developed tools for Windows and this one is among my favorites. Its simplicity, usability, potentiality and agreeable UI are most remarkable reasons to enjoy this useful utility. Furthermore is gratis what’s potency your attractiveness. I want to express my gratitude at the developer of this very good idea and his generosity. Thank you Sir.
I just wanted to let Quang know that his program is most appreciated and the support on the forum he has given is truly remarkable. I love your program. Thank you. I havent found any free programs that really competes with DocFetcher.
An excellent application - Very clean and intuitive UI - extremely easy to build (just run the build.py script) - excellent documentation. I am building on Mac OS. I am a "psuedo-geek", ie, I love software development and using UNIX cl tools, but I hate the "geeky" stuff that usually comes with building for various platforms - usually because it rarely works and requires a lot of tweaking etc, which first requires a lot of extra-curricular reasearch - usually among sources which assume you are already a computer guru. This builds the first time by just running the script. All I have to do is write the Java, and run the script to test. The UI of the final product is very clean and intuitive - very easy to use. Documentation for developing and use is excellent. This is a well-designed app, both for the developer and user. (ps, the core search functionality implements the top-notch and very fast search API Lucene.) Thank you sir for sacrificing your time for such a well-designed app.
Thanks for great project! Simply the best.Good,good,good.+1