SEARCH TOOLS - FREE SOFTWARE

Freeware downloads for searching the World Wide Web for Win 95 98 ME XP Vista Win 7.


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COPERNIC 98

A nice multiple search engine tool. One query gets 10 results from each of the major search engines. Does a good job. (2MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added April 27


SURFIN SPIDER

Surfin' Spider is a full-featured search tool that greatly simplifies the time-consuming process of locating files and searching for information. (122KB)

DOWNLOAD added Nov 14


AGENT RANSACK

Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive. Features: Regular expressions that allow complex rule based searches. Immediate contents results view. Various wizards to walk the user through the searching process. (1.3MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Jun 21 '00


BOOK SEARCH

Enables you to search a number of large book search engines on the Internet for new and used books. Ideal for finding rare or hard-to-find books or for comparing prices. (380KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Aug 25 '00


ISYS HINDSITE

ISYS HindSite is an Internet browser cache-indexing tool. It works by indexing your browser cache folders and storing the words that are found in an index that you can then search. (1.8MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Nov 28 '00


FIRSTSTOP WEBSEARCH

Desktop software that searches multiple search engines and websites simultaneously for a more comprehensive Internet experience. (911KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated May 3 '01


FIRSTSTOP WEBSEARCH

Fast easy to use multi-search engine search that runs on your PC. It runs on any Windows desktop and works with as many sources as selected by the user. Free for non-commercial use. (986KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated May 20 '02


SOFTPIT

Indexes and makes searchable documents on your computer. You can index up to 5,000 documents with a maximum limit of 3 MB per document. (5.8MB)

DOWNLOAD added Jul 10 '02


SPEEDYSEARCH

With the power of many search engines, SpeedySearch has a state-of-the-art indexer built right into the program and will grab all the pages that the search engines say "might" have your word then index the results and get rid of the junk. (1MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jan 11 '03


HARDDISK SEARCH

It enables you to search large numbers of text/ascii-based files simultaneously. It can search files in all levels of a folder (recursive), or just one level. You can specify as many search terms you want, and there is no limit to the number of file types you can add for searching. (847KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD updated Jul 6 '04


SHETTY SEARCH

Shetty Search is an extremely fast web search tool that searches web through multiple search engines and shows all of the results in a single HTML file that is created on the fly. Very handy for doing mass search on some of the Internet's top 14 search engines. (672KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jun 30 '04


DVYGUN SMART SEARCH

Desktop application that provides instant full text search over your documents, media, emails, contacts and web pages you've viewed. (1.4MB)

DOWNLOAD added Sep 6 '05


TERMBLASTER

termBlaster provides quick access to many preloaded search engines and a one-click method to swap between search engines and search terms. Features like the Search Basket, the Search Bar, a simple Internal Browser exist to make your searches as simple as possible. (808KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Oct 28 '05


Q3

qube - abbreviated as q3, is the next generation, websearch client for instant, single-click access to information from the collective index of traditional search engines. (2.8MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Nov 4 '05


ADVANCED SEARCHBAR

Advanced Searchbar enables you to search more than 100 search engines and databases with this customizable and easy to use search toolbar for Internet Explorer. (1.6MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jun 1 '06


SMALL SEARCH

Quickly search different search engines with a few simple clicks. Small search is small and stays on top of your web browser for ease of use. You need a definition of a word, simply type the word and select dictionary and click search. (155KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jul 7 '06


QUICK SEARCH FOR DESKTOP

QSD is a quick web search bar for your desktop. Much smaller than Google Desktop. (303KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Oct 2 '06


FILESEARCHER

FileSearcher is a desktop application that provides full text search capability using a host of different file types. Supported file types include Plain Text (txt), Rich Text Format (rtf), Web pages (HTML), Microsoft Word (doc), Adobe PDF (pdf) and more. (1.7MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added May 23 '07


SSEGUI

SSEGUI enables users to view results from the world's top three search engines faster. Just save SSEGUI in your desktop, open it, enter a search term and quickly view results from the search engine of your choice. Also searches for YouTube videos. (24KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Sep 16 '07


SERPCRAWLER

SERPCrawler collects information from several search engines at once, displaying this information in one window. (236KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Oct 1 '07


ADDINTERNET DOMAIN SEARCH

Allows you to search for domain names available for registration as well as find out who is a domain owner by searching the global Whois database. (478KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Oct 15 '07


DEPECHE VIEW

Depeche View loads all text files from a folder into memory, allowing instant search as you type. Search a word or phrase just by clicking on it. (588KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Nov 5 '07


INSTANT FILE NAME SEARCH

Instant File Name Search (IFNS) is a fast and easy to use search tool. You can instantly search files by name or wildcards on your computer or local network. (566KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jul 10 '08


INSIGHT DESKTOP SEARCH

InSight offers quick and easy way to search for files stored anywhere in your pc's hard drive right from your desktop. (1.5MB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Feb 17 '09


FILESEEK

Search for text string matches inside any kind of file, Match Regular Expressions inside any kind of file, Search a folder and all of it's sub-folders. (606KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Jul 23 '09


SEARCHMYFILES

SearchMyFiles is an alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size. (63KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Mar 22 '11


123 SEARCH BUDDY RESULTS

Will let you quickly search for highlighted text on a web page by right clicking on it. It will automatically do a internet search, there no reason to waste time, cutting and pasting the text, into a search engine. (34KB)

HOMEPAGE | | DOWNLOAD added Nov 23 '11


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