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Boolean Search for Mac

By Limit Point Software Free to try

Key Details of Boolean Search

  • Index, view content, and search HTML, PDF, RTF, Word, and plain text files
  • Last updated on 10/23/2010
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Developer's Description

Boolean Search is a Mac OS X web server application for searching the contents of files. Boolean Search can be employed as a search engine for a public website on the Internet, or a personal or group owned collection of files on your own computer or network. A wide variety of search criteria and customizable response pages makes Boolean Search a very flexible alternative to Internet search engines or operating system services like Spotlight.
Key Features:
  • Search forms and results are highly customizable with the use of "templates," standard HTML and AppleScript.
  • Generation of a "site index" which lists all the words contained in a file collection, and links to the files which contain them.
  • Various query-based search methods are available: exact, partial, approximate, case sensitive, proximity, phrase, regular expression pattern matching, etc.
  • A wide variety of "context summaries" of found documents are available, and files are viewable with search terms linked and highlighted.
  • PDF, MS Word and RTF indexing.
  • Spell-checking of queries and generation of new queries for the corrected terms (as in "Did you mean?").
  • Boolean Search contains an integrated web server so it can serve and process its own search forms.
  • Interaction with the program using a web browser and standard TCP/IP means you can either use Boolean Search on your own Mac-hosted web site, or as a personal search engine right on your own computer.
  • Supports multiple directories and provides the ability to find files by name, kind, date, type, etc. together with a content query for more targeted searching.
  • Standard server realms support.
  • Search directory administration includes settings for word break characters, stopwords, synonyms, variety of file filters, "last visit cookies."
  • Customizable logging for each search directory.
  • Automatic re-indexing and caching can be scheduled in the Preferences window.
  • Optional browser-based administration enables remote configuration of the search directories.
  • Full Specifications

    What's new in version 3.3.7

    • Added support for filenames up to 256 characters in length. This improves the display of file names when building the file information cache, and when displaying search results.
    • The monitor window is always brought to the foreground when cache building commences.


    Date Added October 23, 2010
    Version 3.3.7

    Operating Systems

    Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4 or higher


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