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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 9, 2013

A rather basic tool, SeekFast lets you quickly find keywords or phrases in a file. It can save you hours of combing through files looking for a quote, a passage, or a piece of code. It's probably worth the $14 charge if you have lots of files you need to search at once, but most users will do just fine with the free trial, as well.

This program's 100-file limit in the free version was rarely restrictive during testing, which is really nice. It has a layout that is almost entirely focused on giving you previews of the files, which makes finding what you're looking for even easier. Once you find something you want to examine, you can preview the text entirely in SeekFast. Like most search tools, you can organize your searches by date, relevance, and in alphabetical order. Relevance seemed to make the files that had the keyword most often appear first. You can do case-sensitive searches, too. Once you master all the ways you can alter your search, there isn't much else in the way of advanced features.

SeekFast is a great tool to save you from wading through files one by one when you're looking for something important. Since the program is so good at what it does, it's highly recommended for coders and any other users who need to search through large amounts of files or lines.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SeekFast 1.3.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1

Version 2.1 sdded docx, xlsx, pptx, and odt to supported file types. Limit for files to search in the full version raised up to 7000 files per search.

General

Release August 20, 2013
Date Added August 20, 2013
Version 2.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 674
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

SeekFast is a software tool for quick and easy text search on your computer. SeekFast can search in all Microsoft Word documents, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, RTF and text files in a folder and its subfolders on your computer. With SeekFast the search is easy, fast and convenient. Select a folder, enter search words and get search results in a second. SeekFast is compatible with all modern versions of Windows - Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Like Google, SeekFast shows you the most relevant results on the top. SeekFast uses powerful technology for sorting, that produces results similar to what you would get from Google on the net. The SeekFast technology is unique and has no analogue in the world. You get the file names and sentences containing your search words immediately. For greater convenience, search terms are highlighted in red. You can open the corresponding file with one click. If you want to view only the text, you can click on the phrase and see the text surrounding it. This allows you to quickly overview the text in files. SeekFast is integrated with Windows Explorer - just right-click a folder and choose "SeekFast...". The application starts and you can immediately search the selected folder.

SeekFast is extremely useful for searching in large software projects. When thousands of files are available, it is extremely difficult to find a function, variable or text throughout them. With SeekFast this happens in a second, which can save you many hours of digging and searching in the code. SeekFast supports searching files of nearly all popular programming languages: PHP (php), C and C + + (c, cpp, h), Java (java, jsp), Perl (pl, plx), HTML (html, htm), XML (xml), properties, log files. SeekFast is available in two versions - Free and Full version. The only difference between the Free and Full version is the number of files you can search at once - in the free version you can search up to 20 files, while in the paid version - up to 7000 files.