DocFetcher is a free and open-source desktop search utlity billing itself as the "Google of local search". It deserves this title to a degree, since it effectively creates a comprehensive index of local files on your computer and provides a rather fast indexer and search utility making it quite easy and quick to access documents by simply searching for them.
DocFetcher is useful to users who work with a lot of files and know what the content of the files are, yet don't have such a keen memory on remembering what exactly the file name is or where it's stored.
To start indexing is easy to do and the search engine index of your system will update automatically when files have been modified, making it essentially faster than Google Search if it were a desktop program.
Getting the files you want indexed takes very little time as this program is extremely small, fast and robust. It takes a mere half-minute to index 100 documents (average sized). It will create a full-text index of what the documents contain and make them searchable.
DocFetcher supports a long list of recognized file formats. It can search through plain HTML or text files, those created by programs like Microsoft Office (Word Docs, Excel Spreadsheets) and fully supports the open source counterparts of OpenOffice documents like those created by Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress. DocFetcher also supports the indexing of PDF files, so this software is actually pretty comprehensive and highly recommended, especially since it's freeware and open source!
DocFetcher can open DOC and DOCX files and highlight syntax.
DocFetcher is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from file search software without restrictions. DocFetcher 1.1.19 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this document finder software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from DocFetcher development team.
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