An effective, full-featured launcher for Windows
WoX or Windows omni-eXecutor is a free and effective full-featured launcher that allows you to be more productive. With WoX you can access programs and web content as you type, and choose from dozens of plugins and a selection of themes. You can also use pinyin to search for programs.
Bowtie, an ultrafast, memory-efficient short read aligner for short DNA sequences (reads) from next-gen sequencers. Please cite: Langmead B, et al. Ultrafast and memory-efficient alignment of short DNA sequences to the human genome. Genome Biol 10:R25.
A powerful and fast search tool using regular expressions
grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use regular expressions to do its job. This allows to do much more powerful searches and replaces.
Desktop search application
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.
One hundred command line tools in a small and portable binary.
Replace text in files, search in files using expressions, stream text editor, instant command line ftp and http server, send folder via network, copy folder excluding sub folders and files, find duplicate files, run a command on all files of a folder, split and join large files, make md5 checksum lists of files, remove tab characters, convert CR/LF, list newest or biggest files of a folder, compare folders, treesize, show first or last lines of a file, find filenames fast using index files, rename many files using expressions, copy part of a file, change times of a file, delete files in selected sub folders, set file time from filename, print colored text to terminal, convert csv to tab separated, download files from web, send http or udp requests, print tcp or udp traffic, create hexdump of files, join many text files into one, list nested .zip .tar .tar.gz .tar.bz2 archive contents. Fully portable, for USB stick, without installation. For Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X.
deletes junk files to free disk space and improve privacy
BleachBit frees disk space and maintains privacy. Cleans cache, Internet history, temporary files, logs, cookies, Firefox, Google Chrome, Flash, Windows, Linux, and more. Downloads are at www.bleachbit.org and source code is at GitHub.
Search and replace operations on file content accross multiple files. Recursive operations within entire directory trees. FAR comes with support for regular expressions (regex) over multiple lines, automatic backup and various character encodings. Run grep like extractions to condense or rearrange sources, or perform bulk file renaming.
TLPD is designed to tackle the 'path name too long' issue. It scans the directory tree, searching for files and folders with full path name that may be too long for Windows to handle. TLPD is portable, has silent mode. ReadMe and source are available.
An open source search engine with RESTFul API and crawlers
OpenSearchServer is a powerful, enterprise-class, search engine program. Using the web user interface, the crawlers (web, file, database, etc.) and the client libraries (REST/API , Ruby, Rails, Node.js, PHP, Perl) you will be able to integrate quickly and easily advanced full-text search capabilities in your application: Full-text with basic semantic, join queries, boolean queries, facet and filter, document (PDF, Office, etc.) indexation, web scrapping,etc. OpenSearchServer runs on Windows and Linux/Unix/BSD.
Powerful desktop search app for Windows, Linux and Mac
Power searching on your desktop without the pain. Perform powerful desktop searches without having to index your system using regular expressions. Graphical equivalent to find/grep. Available for Windows (JAVA) and Linux (Gnome & KDE) and easy to translate into your locale.
Aperture is a Java framework for extracting and querying full-text content and metadata from various information systems (file systems, web sites, mail boxes, ...) and the file formats (documents, images, ...) occurring in these systems.
multi-encoding strings(1) replacement with language identification
Enhanced version of the standard Unix strings(1) program which uses language models for automatic language identification and character-set identification, supporting over 1400 languages, dozens of character encodings, and 4800+ language/encoding pairs.
This tool enables users to search their NTFS formatted harddrives within seconds. It uses the MFT( master file table) of NTFS to search for files very fast. Ermöglicht eine extrem schnelle Dateisuche auf NTFS formatierten Festplatten.
Track and Search your recent documents and folders, customizable
Recent Document Tracker Implements a similar function to Windows 7 Jumplists by tracking recent documents and folders, then by using document type icons in the taskbar tray you can pop-up a menu of recent documents sorted by last access time (like Jumplists) allowing you to quickly search for the files/folders you need. You can also pin/exclude documents as well indicate which documents are open is MS Office applications.
Find, select, delete empty folders. Use the ignore list and others.
Empty Directories Finder expires empty directories and allows you to conveniently select the required directories before deleting.
Computer forensics and e-Discovery investigation software.
Absolution is an e-Discovery and computer forensics investigation tool that collects, analyzes and reports on digital evidence. The premise behind Absolution is to provide a single integrated system for exhaustive and robust examination of bulk data operated in the simplest way possible. In fact, Absolution should be usable by any reasonably tech savvy individual. Absolution also aims to provide an extensible platform usable by advanced investigators, researchers, auditors, law enforcement, litigators (eDiscovery), enthusiasts, and anyone else that needs to perform a comprehensive search of large amounts of data.
Quickly Search THOUSANDS of Archives!
If you have ever tried to locate files, classes, and resources buried amongst an ever shifting locus of ZIP and / or JAR files, we feel your pain! After spending far too much time searching hundreds of archives for moving targets, I decided to write JarOMine. Originally designed for locating Java classes, JarOMine works equally well with ZIP archives, too.
A Java-based powerful disk usage utility. It outputs a table and a tree (both can be sorted). TinyScan is able to export the result to Excel, Access, MySQL and it can also scan remote computers. It is free and open source.
mairix is a tool for indexing and searching email messages stored in Maildir, MH, or mbox folders.
Datafari is an advanced open source enterprise search solution!
Shell history suggest box - easily view, navigate, search your history
Are you looking for a command that you used recently? Do you want to avoid the need to write long commands over and over again despite you used them recently? Are you looking for a tool that is able to manage your favorite commands? HSTR is a command line utility that brings improved Bash command completion from the history. It aims to make completion easier and more efficient than Ctrl-r. Apart to the completion, history can be managed (you can remove commands that e.g. contain sensitive information like passwords) and bookmark your favorite commands.
IXSF Search is a web interface for Windows Indexing Service
IXSF Search is a web interface for Windows Indexing Service / Microsoft Index Server. It's written in ASP.NET and can be easily adapted for searching your web-site or it may be used as a customizable intranet / desktop search.
data organising system for arbitrary files
Uses alternate data streams to provide arbitrary tagging and searching of files within NTFS and other modern file systems supporting alternate data streams. Customisable vocabulary provides searchable standardised tagging system of file associations. Unlike most other file archiving systems, no additional database is required, and the system is robust, and persists file attributes irrespective of renaming / moving / copying / modifying etc. I would appreciate your opinions and suggestions / bugs etc.
Calculate primes by using extremely fast sorting
This project considers the problem of calculating primes as a sorting problem. It includes the most efficient tree-based sorting algorithm that is possible and shows that finding a new prime can be done by sorting the differences between the previous primes in the right way. Unfortunately it has turned out that going this way is even more slowly than trying to find primes by brute force. So it can only be used as a test with heavy load for the sorting algorithm, which can be used for sorting any kind of data. And as already mentioned, it's just the most efficient tree-based sorting algorithm that you can get. But furthermore this way of finding primes interestingly leaves a hard nut to crack for mathematicians: In very rare cases it finds numbers that are not primes. For all primes below one million this phenomenon arises in exactly two cases: 31213 which is 7 * 7 * 7 * 7 * 13 336141 which is 3 * 3 * 13 * 13 * 13 * 17 Who can explain, why?
Graphical programming. Includes n-dimensional sorting.
Write programs as graphical dataflow charts instead of text. Compile them to any programming language you want. Besides this project includes the most efficient tree-based sorting algorithm that is possible. Originally developed on a CTOS Color NGEN, at first in Pascal, later ported to C, now - 20 years later - ported to Linux. Currently it's still not really system independent. But it's intended that further releases will cure this.