Instant Document Search is a revolutionary new local PC document search engine. Most built-in or third party local search solutions are merely "file finders" that do not offer text-based search options advanced users need. Those that do offer text-based searching options usually process only MS Word based documents (.txt, .doc., rtf) and are excruciatingly slow. Instant Document Search takes Google approach to offline searching. Essentially, the program processes all files stored inside a PC that contain text (including HTML and PDF) and creates own database or search index. So, any time a search is performed, the program produces a match (or matches) instantly, which is an essential feature if you have thousands of text files, like writers, lawyers and consultants do.
Another important advantage is the results output format. All matches are numbered and contain the document title, text excerpts that show matches in bold font, location of the document, and date of creation. This means that you can see whether this is the document you want without having to open it. And if you do need to open a document or print it out, you can do it with a singe mouse-click right inside Instant Document Search.
In addition, advanced search options and search filters are available. For example, you can limit the search scope by file name, type, date or location (folder). Plus, there is an advanced "search zone" feature that lets you search through new documents, shared folders or CD libraries.
Importantly, you can use Boolean search (and/or/not) without having to use complex syntax rules.
Instant Document Search is available for free download.