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Text Filterer

Editors' Review

by   / May 04, 2010

Text Filterer (TF) from Edwardsoft is a standalone search utility for Windows. It adds advanced search capabilities, such as the ability to combine full text searches with highly targeted, selective searches in hierarchically organized document collections. It supports Boolean operators, proximity phrases, partial word searches, and a wide range of document, image, database, and archival file formats. Its most impressive feature is its ability to create specialized Collections of search terms and "snippets" for highly specific uses; for example, individual clients, certain categories of documents, or legal, financial, and personal searches.

TF downloads as a ZIP file but installs conventionally. The typical customizable Windows interface features a split display with browser sidebar. A collection wizard searches for the terms it uses as the foundation of its search engine. We selected the appropriate directory and activated the wizard, which speedily indexed many thousands of terms. Clicking Parameters called up a settings dialog for customizing not only filters and snippets but also how results are displayed. Advanced users may appreciate TF's support for scripting regularly used expressions, including a wide range of predefined expressions. The fully indexed Help file explains these and the program's other features capably--albeit in a somewhat stilted style that suggests a translation process--and it mostly does a good job explaining how TF works.

The latest version of Text Filterer searches for Exif data in JPEG and TIFF files. It's free to try for 30 days, though a nag screen counts down the trial. We tested it successfully in Vista and Windows 7.

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Editors' Review

by   / May 04, 2010

Text Filterer (TF) from Edwardsoft is a standalone search utility for Windows. It adds advanced search capabilities, such as the ability to combine full text searches with highly targeted, selective searches in hierarchically organized document collections. It supports Boolean operators, proximity phrases, partial word searches, and a wide range of document, image, database, and archival file formats. Its most impressive feature is its ability to create specialized Collections of search terms and "snippets" for highly specific uses; for example, individual clients, certain categories of documents, or legal, financial, and personal searches.

TF downloads as a ZIP file but installs conventionally. The typical customizable Windows interface features a split display with browser sidebar. A collection wizard searches for the terms it uses as the foundation of its search engine. We selected the appropriate directory and activated the wizard, which speedily indexed many thousands of terms. Clicking Parameters called up a settings dialog for customizing not only filters and snippets but also how results are displayed. Advanced users may appreciate TF's support for scripting regularly used expressions, including a wide range of predefined expressions. The fully indexed Help file explains these and the program's other features capably--albeit in a somewhat stilted style that suggests a translation process--and it mostly does a good job explaining how TF works.

The latest version of Text Filterer searches for Exif data in JPEG and TIFF files. It's free to try for 30 days, though a nag screen counts down the trial. We tested it successfully in Vista and Windows 7.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4

Version 3.4 GUI look has been improved to be XP and Vista compatible and several minor bugs have been fixed.

General

Publisher Edwardsoft
Publisher web site http://www.edwardsoft.com
Release Date November 18, 2010
Date Added November 18, 2010
Version 3.4

Category

Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.98MB
File Name filterer.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,491
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.9
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