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Instant Document Search

By SOW Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Feb 27, 2009
Although it fulfills its promise of quickly finding any document on your hard drive, Instant Document Search offers few features to make it more compelling than other free options. Its initial indexing process takes a bit too long, although you can speed it up by choosing to have it only look at partial documents, such as the first 20KB, for instance. The search function supports logical operators such as AND and OR, but can't sort results by relevance. The fact it doesn't index e-mail puts it far beyond competitors from Google and Copernic. Instant Document Search works fine, but it's too limited compared to what else is available.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.12.1


Release December 21, 2012
Date Added December 22, 2012
Version 1.12.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 2,102
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Developer's Description

Instant Document Search is a powerful Google-like search engine that finds local documents (the ones stored in your PC) in a blink of an eye. Unlike other search utilities for Windows, this program maintains and updates its own document index. Rather than having to browse through thousands of files to analyze if they contain a desired keyword or phrase, the program draws the results from its own index and produces instant matches. Supported formats: DOC, RTF, XLS, PPT, HTML, PDF, WPD, WRI, plain text documents and others.