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Desktop search application

4.7 Stars (54)
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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.

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  • 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

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ease 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
support 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 3 / 5
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User Reviews

  • ukelele
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Works fine for pdf, docx and txt, but does not recognize hundreds of my EPUBs! With latest version! It only works using the old function of indexing epub as html. But this is very uncomfortable, because if you get a long list, it is irritating to see 6 html-file-entries for 1 epub-Ebook.

    Posted 03/17/2014
  • deroock
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    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.

    Posted 02/22/2014
  • galaxy11
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This thing is JUNK! I cant even get it to complete an index without errors. Out of memory, this index version not compatible, other instance running, takes way to long to load just one small indexed folder. Waste of my time.

    Posted 02/13/2014
  • jakomar
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    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.

    Posted 02/12/2014
  • shaznay
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Its freeware for a reason. Numerous crashes on Windows. Each time you open a file, the entire app vanishes (so when you close the doc you were reading, you need to go back to the system tray). no idea how to close this app. Closing it normally on windows causes the indexing to end forever (even if it were in the middle of indexing). No possibility to resume even if you right click and select UPDATE, nothing happens. You need to drop and recreate the entire app (or reinstall it)...Not sure how its got 5 stars, it was clearly was never meant for use on Windows and should have been written in C. When indexing, shows multitude of javanullpointerexceptions for .ppt and .pdf files. No way to fix. Copernic desktop search is really the only alternative.

    Posted 01/25/2014
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Java SWT

Programming Language

AspectJ, Java, Python, Unix Shell


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