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
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
Amazing project, thanks for giving out
Very good! I'm not using Windows Search anymore since DocFetcher is faster and gives far more accurate results. It's a bit tedious to setup the exclusion list (files which must not be indexed, e.g. .dat files), especially if you want to index folders with lot of files (100000++) in a reasonable amount of time. But once this is done, you've got a very easy-to-use and powerful desktop search engine.