Exselo - desktop search

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Exselo - desktop search

#1 Post by webfork » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:57 pm

I wanted to point out a program that has a lot in common with DocFetcher and seems to handle a larger file volume (can handle north of 100 gigs of documents). Other than that, I didn't see a huge number of differences between the two programs apart from an image search and lots of nice interface extras. Anyway, it's one of the better Desktop Search tools I've tested. If it just added "NEAR" operators (e.g. the word "portable" and "freeware" in the same paragraph but not necessarily the same file), it would beat out X1 Search.

License: freemium, but nothing you'll miss

Pros:
* More intrusive than DocFetcher
* You can set it to very low (below 1%) CPU usage.

Cons:
* Several hiccups working with Outlook 2016, but is able to search Outlook emails
* It's Java-based so it's RAM hungry (over 300megs)

I'm excited about some of the other features such as peer-to-peer collaborative search (that would be huge where I work) but I'm a little worried that development has stalled as there's nothing new on the site since last year.

Status: Not portable (installs system service)

Requirements: Java

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Re: Exselo - desktop search

#2 Post by mojope » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 pm

Hello webfork,

First of all, I would like to thank you for the kind words in regards of Exselo Desktop. I am affiliated with Exselo were we are busy making ready the next release of Exselo Desktop, and then some.

Exselo Desktop is 100% free to download and use for everyone without any restrictions. It is freeware, and we have no plans on making it a paid product.

The next release will be faster, sturdier, have several more features and overall be a better product. We are already looking at "NEAR" operators, and will do our best to have it in the next release. We have just started the test phase of the next release and will release when that phase has ended successfully.

In regards of Exselo Desktop being Java-based, that is not entirely correct. We are using Elasticsearch as a search engine, which requires Java. Knowing that we index everything within your documents (whatever size your computer can handle), the search index size can become quite big, thus the memory usage. The actual Exselo Desktop program itself is a modern .NET program.

If you are interested to know more, or have ideas or features you want implemented feel free to contact us, either here or through our web pages at http://www.exselo.com. Incidentally, this is also where Exselo Desktop is available for download if anyone else have need for the product.


Kind regards,

Morten Pedersen
Exselo
Kind Regards,
Morten Pedersen

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