neoSearch

neoSearch

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.50
  • Total Downloads:
    10,539
  • Date Added:
    February 05, 2013
  • File Size:
    874.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Searching is one area where Windows leaves room for improvement; indexing is another. KoshyJohn's NeoSearch can help with that. Its unique algorithms index (and re-index) your system very quickly, and it searches much more quickly than you can type, returning results immediately. It supports wildcards and indexes and searches network shares as well as your regular and removable drives, as you specify. As with any search tool worth its bytes, it arranges and sorts results in various ways. Its Super Navigation feature quickly accesses found items at the source.

The first time we opened NeoSearch, the program's Read Me file also opened, but it's more of a quick start guide, actually. It explains NeoSearch's three basic functions: Indexing, Searching, and Super Navigation. With several indexing options, NeoSearch can include and exclude directories and file types to make your searches either faster or more specific. NeoSearch indexed our system very quickly, and we could re-index it at any time from the menu bar; a helpful option for people who like to store data on external drives. The actual search tool is a square dialog with rounded edges, a menu bar with Index, Options, and Help, and a search field. We started by typing in a variety of searches. NeoSearch started returning results right away. The first six entries are dynamic results, meaning NeoSearch starts searching as soon as you start typing and returns increasingly specific results as you type. Dynamic searching saves keystrokes since you'll often see what you want long before you've finished typing, and it has the added advantage of finding results that might have alternate (or incorrect) spelling or similar meanings. Results appeared in the program's main window; clicking an item opened it in Explorer or its default program. Options provide for Basic settings, as well as Include and Exclude lists and indexing and re-indexing options.

We've tried many search tools that do a better job than the built-in Windows tool, but NeoSearch does a better job than most of those, too. This fast, free search tool offers a definite improvement, and it's definitely worth a look.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"WASTE OF TIME AND SPACE"

August 21, 2012  |  By CHIUNDA

 |  Version: neoSearch 2.35

Pros

Frankly there was little usefull about this software

Cons

Indexing takes too long, you cannot search specific folders, it is hard to figure out wild cards and basically it does not do what it says it can do

Summary

Useless. Does not add value.

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1 stars

"Installation block by Norton."

April 06, 2012  |  By Windfall Downunder

 |  Version: neoSearch 2.35

Pros

No pros, as not installed.

Cons

Norton blocked the installation, citing "Suspicious.Cloud.2" detected. Quarantined.

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5 stars

"The very best free program ever!"

July 28, 2010  |  By 4brillopad

 |  Version: neoSearch 2.00

Pros

Top fuel dragster speed.

Cons

I am still trying to find something I don't like.

Summary

I use it all the time. No need to even try to remember files, folders, etc. It truly uses and displays the power of a PC.

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3 stars

"Not the best of interfaces."

February 03, 2010  |  By ozcando

 |  Version: neoSearch 2.00

Pros

Indexes files fast enough on my 600GB of data files.

Cons

The results page is horrible, should display all the found results. Could be designed better to qualify as a good product. Nice effort in bringing out a software in this category.

Summary

I gave 3 stars but it would deserve 4 if it had a great interface. I can't use it until I can actually see more in the search results.

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5 stars

"Spectacular"

November 07, 2009  |  By warlover2

 |  Version: neoSearch 1.95

Pros

THE FASTEST SEARCH INDEXER I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Cons

NOOOOONE!!

Summary

THE BEST SEARCH EVER!

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5 stars

"Best file search"

May 24, 2009  |  By GreenEggz7

 |  Version: neoSearch 1.95

Pros

Definitely a program worth having for anyone who uses Windows search program. This one is MUCH FASTER!!!

Cons

Absolutely none

Summary

The search works intelligently, bringing up file matches as you type the name into the search. Very few programs do exactly as the descriptions... THIS ONE DOES!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher KoshyJohn
Publisher web site http://www.koshyjohn.com
Release Date February 03, 2013
Date Added February 05, 2013
Version 2.50
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 874.2KB
File Name neoSearch.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,539
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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