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Desktop search software

Desktop search software

Here is a list of all desktop FREE search tool I have found so far, I am personaly using Google, but regret that there is no #Linux version of it…

Windows only

Plattform independant   

x-friend’s   (0.2.1 beta) search functionality includes full text search (using apache Lucene) and meta data search. Search results will be displayed within seconds and can be categorized by file type, date, size etc.

Additionally, x-friend searches the internet, product catalogues, internet news (RSS-feeds), emails and other search services. I will do a Review soon under Suse 9.2

  • Indexing of (Searching in) files, prictures, RSS-news-feeds, mails, etc.
  • Support of: MS-Office-files, PDF, RTF, HTML, XML, TXT, CVS, etc.
  • Usage of meta-information for digital-photos (EXIF-header) and MP3s (ID-Tag), etc.

Lucidity ( "Lucidity is an Intranet search application designed to make finding documents on big Samba shares on your office/home LAN easier. It will also happily index local files on your hard disk.  

The search system is powered by Lucene and runs as a background process. The user interface is browser-based and is provided by a J2EE web app written using Tapestry. You’ll need a servlet container like Jetty to run it, plus the JDK obviously."

Another program based on apache Lucene:


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I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.