In-context display of found terms

FoxTrot Personal Search indexes file contents and metadata (file name, author, title and more). Instead of merely showing which files contain your keywords, FoxTrot Personal Search highlights these terms in a preview of the document itself.

You can navigate to next and previous occurences, jump to a particular hit and and select text, all without needing to launch or switch to another application.

FoxTrot displays full PDFs, word processing documents and pictures; it even plays found QuickTime movies, mp3 files and more.

Dynamic categorization

In order to "zero in" on the documents which really matter, FoxTrot lets you narrow the number of hits by clicking on several categories, which are dynamically generated based on the information and content of found files.

This advanced process, derived from scientific investigation techniques, lets you successively tag hits by file kind, age or parent folder.

Flexible relevance ranking

Typical searches yield too many results: FoxTrot Personal Search's exclusive ranking mechanism weighs each search result, and displays most relevant documents first. If you're overwhelmed by the number of matches, a slider setting will repeat the search with a more discriminating eye.

Wildcards, exclusions and more

Searches are performed on full words by default; they can also be made to include:

  • words "beginning with" given characters
  • all words in a search string
  • at least one of the words
  • an exact phrase or portion of sentence
  • any term except
  • … as well as complex search patterns combining several criteria.