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.
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.
RED searches and deletes empty directories recursively below a given start folder and shows the result in a well arranged tree. Further you can create some custom rules for keeping and deleting folders. Empty files in directories can also be ignored.
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.
Locate32 finds files and directories based on file names.
Locate32 finds files and directories based on file and folder names stored in a database. Locate32 saves to a database the names of all files on your hard drives. Once the file indexing has occurred, you can locate files quickly by using the application's search form. It works like "updatedb" and "locate" commands in Unix. In other words, it uses databases to store information about directory structures and uses these databases in searches. The use of these databases provides very fast searching speed. The software includes a dialog-based application as well as console programs that can be used to update and access the databases. Locate32 is not primarily meant to find text or data within files, but it has a primitive feature to do this.
libjpeg is a free software library written for JPEG image compression.
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.
CLucene is a C++ port of Lucene: the high-performance, full-featured text search engine written in Java. CLucene is faster than lucene as it is written in C++.
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.
phpMorphy is morphological analyzer library written in pure PHP. Currently supports Russian, English and German languages.
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.
disk manager is a CD/DVD archiving tool. It storys the directory contents of any media so you can search it later. Its also designed as file explorer which makes it easy to find big files. Windows Version supports native file context menus.
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.
User contributed components that extends the functionality of NHibernate. More information in the wiki: http://www.nhforge.org/wikis/. Development List: http://groups.google.com/group/nhcdevs
Searches text in files contained in zip files
Select a directory, a text to be searched for, a file pattern for zip files (Example: *.zip) and a file pattern for files within the zip files (Example: *.txt) and the tool will search all matches of the searched text.
Tagging system for local files
Reggata is a tagging system for managing local files on a computer. Use it for organizing your huge collections of music, ebooks and photos (or any other files) with tags. TESTERS NEEDED! Help the project: submit BUGS and request NEW FEATURES here https://github.com/vlkv/reggata/issues Send me your FEEDBACK email@example.com !!!
Search Help is a very helpful and easy-to-use program. You can search for web pages, photos, lyrics or you can translate words from german to english and otherwise. Search Help uses some of the well-known search engines to get results.
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.
Java application using tree map algorithms to visualise disc space usage. Lets find forgotten large "space-eaters" files in an easy way.
OpenEphyra is an open framework for question answering (QA). It retrieves answers to natural language questions from the Web and other sources. Visit http://www.ephyra.info/ for more details and information on joining this open research initiative.
Access anything on your PC, faster than just anything.
mach4 : An application launcher and a replacement for 'Run' in Microsoft Windows. Just type a phrase to access applications, web sites, files, the command line and more.
Puggle is a graphical desktop search engine written exclusively in Java. It provides full text and metadata search over files, folders, music, photos, web pages and more that are stored locally on your computer.