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
A fantastic program, a shame it is not commercially supported. I would happily pay a lot for this, it is way better than the commercial packages I have tried. My job relies heavily on search in our own archives, and for this DocFetcher is fantastic. Would have loved it to be as good in picture search (doesn't bring up the images), but for free you can't have it all.
Admirable utility. Stumbled a little coming out of the gate (needed to reinstall java), but appears to be exactly what I was hoping for.
A good idea, but has some really irritating problems for a new user. I suppose that what comes of putting yourself on a pedestal of excellence. the UI could be a lot improved. its very easy to delete an index that contains thousands of indexed docs without being warned about it. And indexing run to crash and lose the regexes that you laboriously entered.
This is a great product when used on desktop mode I have figured it out to work every time, but still having issues trying to get network index files working using portable version. Generally a terrific tool.
This looked like exactly what I needed to index a backlog of emails. Unfortunately, after install on a Mac PowerBook Pro with Sierra, the application would not launch. No indication of what the problem was. So my search goes on for a simple indexing tool. Maybe I'll have to roll my own...