Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#31 Post by __philippe » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:10 pm

After using Everything *beta* version 1.3.3.658b almost every day for about one year now, (admittedly under win XP exclusively),
I am quite pleased with its remarkably swift NTFS file-search performance.

Now Voidtools has just released an updated *beta* for Windows - Version 1.3.4.662b (dated Saturday 7th June 2014), in various packages:

http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.3.4.662b.x64.exe (Installer, x64, 527 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.3.4.662b.x86.exe (Installer, x86, 444 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.3.4.662b.x64.zip (Portable, x64, 543 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.3.4.662b.x86.zip (Portable, x86, 430 KB)

Changelog:
- added run as admin option
- added wildcards anywhere option
- added run date column/sort/search
- added support for accessible MSAA
- added option to toggle left or right filter bar
- added etp connection history
- improved efficiency of the Everything service
- improved RTL support
- improved multi-monitor support
- improved performance when renaming/deleting folders
- improved run history after renaming/deleting an item
- fixed an issue with monitors stopping and not starting again
- fixed an issue with Everything not getting focus on startup
- fixed a crash when closing a window
- fixed a crash when adding an item to an empty array.
- fixed an issue with whole words and non ascii chars
- fixed a GDI leak
- fixed an issue when searching for paths using wildcards

Perhaps this well-rounded *beta* version deserves to be included in the main DB entry as well?
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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#32 Post by webfork » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:56 pm

__philippe wrote:Perhaps this well-rounded *beta* version deserves to be included in the main DB entry as well?
I've been using the beta often as well and I agree that it's very sold. Adding it to the entry sounds worthwhile.

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#33 Post by Enternal » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:22 pm

Same here. I think it's very solid and adding it would not be a problem.

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#34 Post by guinness » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:59 pm

I would argue beta releases should stay out of the database, as there is nothing more annoying from a developer's perspective when people outside the developing team regard their product as stable. It can also lead to bad publicity.
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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#35 Post by joby_toss » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:59 pm

That's a very good point!
I'd like to see the stable version as the official entry, but I would also like to see in the description the information regarding the latest beta (with a download link). The problem with this would be the lack of update notifying (for beta version changes).

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#36 Post by guinness » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:05 am

Seems Checker has added a note to the entry.
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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#37 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:53 am

guinness wrote:Seems Checker has added a note to the entry.
According to the change history webfork added the note back on February 2013. Checker merely reformatted it.
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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#38 Post by guinness » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:50 am

I didn't pay close attention to the logs, sorry.
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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#39 Post by __philippe » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:10 am

joby_toss wrote:... The problem with this would be the lack of update notifying (for beta version changes).
Problem somewhat mitigated by peeking at the few beta update notifications surfacing now-and-then in the relevant DB "comments" section... ;-)

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#40 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:27 am

I'm afraid that big new "Limitations" section unfairly highlights the negatives of one of the best (both by accolades and followers), popular (88.4%), and accomplished programs in TPFC's database... :oops:

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#41 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:11 pm

SYSTEM wrote:According to the change history webfork added the note back on February 2013. Checker merely reformatted it.
Yeah, that wasn't clear ... the plan here was to say some more about the beta and potentially link to it rather than just mention it as we're doing now.

I concur with guiness about how annoying it must be for people treat a beta like a release so any edits would of course come with a brief disclaimer (like "less stable" or something).

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#42 Post by Specular » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:42 pm

I noticed in the changelog items about 'Bookmarks', but I've never seen them before, am I missing something?

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#43 Post by __philippe » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:25 am

Everything's "Bookmarks" were first introduced as of Beta version 1.3.0.630b (05-jan-2013)
see changelog http://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

Bookmarks usage:
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everyt ... #bookmarks

Bookmarks can save the current search, filter, sort and index.

To create a new bookmark from the current search:
In Everything, from the Bookmarks menu, click Add to bookmarks....
Type in a Name.
Click OK.

To organize bookmarks:
In Everything, from the Bookmarks menu, click Organize bookmarks....

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#44 Post by Specular » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:16 am

Thanks. The beta certainly seems to have most of the features. Also there's some amazing work at the documentation there, even a customizable selection rectangle :).

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Re: Everything (lightning fast file search engine)

#45 Post by joby_toss » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:21 pm

David Carpenter wrote:Wednesday, 6 August 2014: Version 1.3.4.686
  • added MIT license
    added installer localization
    added run as admin option
    added wildcards anywhere option
    added run date column/sort/search
    added support for accessible MSAA
    added etp connection history
    added recent changes
    added run history
    added home page
    added x64 build
    added always ontop option
    added %APPDATA% option
    added Everything service option
    added search history option
    added the option to cancel locked queries after one second
    added context menu customization
    added tooltips for hidden items
    added option to not compress database
    added custom filters
    added hotkey option to toggle search window
    added filelists
    added folder indexing
    added optional diacritical mark matching
    added bookmarks
    added new search functions and macros
    improved performance when renaming/deleting folders
    improved ETP/FTP server
    improved HTTP server
    fixed many bugs

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