Mo-Search is a secure, powerful and easy to use Desktop Search designed to get control of your computer's data. By quickly and easily locating files and lost data, your time once again becomes your own.
Mo-Search makes searching easy: Just enter a word (or phrase) and press search. Optionally specify any combination of Path and Filename/extension (or Search Domain). Wildcards can also be used in any of these fields. The Results list automatically Sorts by relevance, but can also Sort by name, location (path), size, modified date, and further Filter by file type. The FileViewer provides quick navigation of matching files, as well as other tools: Email (file attachment or excerpt), Print, Word Counts, File Properties, File Index, and more. The AutoIndexer continually updates your index using industry standard iFilter, plus a host of indexers. A suite of other tools are also included: Duplicate files detection and cleanup, File type analysis, Whois internet lookup, and File index analysis.
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- Note: Mo-search 5.x is licensed as Shareware (version 4.x was Freeware)
- Optimization: Faster searching (used PGO to profile & optimize common search workflows)
- Cleanup: UI tweaks for Registration plus match App descriptions with website + RegNow
- Feature: During installation allow customization of Search paths (longstanding request)
- Feature: Added PNG viewer (Also added PNG into Media: Photo domain)
- Feature: Added TIF/TIFF viewer
- Feature: Results List [Optimize Visible] now auto-sizes to visible width (uses free space best-fit algorithm)
- Feature: Error reporting dialog reworked & simplified: unnecessary controls were removed, added field for user provided error details/feedback
- Feature: Initial foundation for future inclusion of Outlook (PST) indexing
- Bug: AutoUpdate shows an incorrect/confusing message when online update file cannot be accessed
- Bug: AutoUpdate fails when application directory isn't properly resolved
- Bug: Uninstaller removes orphaned Mo-Search registry entries, and Mo-Search PendingUpdates folder
- Bug: Unknown exception when indexing a .PDF file (longstanding issue)
- Bug: Erratic graph control scrolling in the Analysis screen (very longstanding issue)
- Bug: Searching caused Windows clipboard to be emptied (very longstanding issue)
- Bug: AutoIndexer when restored from tray would hide the Priority slider (longstanding)
- Bug: FileViewer's Viewer combo did not reload the file using you selection
- Bug: If Installation fails because SQLCE couldn't be registered, the error isn't detected by the installer, and the user isn't presented resolution details
- Bug: Search screen advanced search controls sometimes were visible when they should be hidden
- Bug: ProgressDialog displayed as a weird size when run on non-primary monitor (longstanding issue)
- Optimization: Significantly faster overall indexing
- Optimization: Faster indexing when using indexer [PDF: General]
- Optimization: Reduced overhead and increased performance for operations using the ProgressDialog
- Optimization: Full indexing only updates stale statistics
- Optimization: Logging now starts on-demand, to reduce application overhead
- Optimization: Results List loads faster in both report and non-report modes
- Optimization: FileViewer performs a much faster partial-load of very large files
- Optimization: AutoIndexer speed greatly increased due to significant rework (unrelated to Indexer changes)
- Optimization: Faster querying of counts (QueryRowCt_s) throughout the application
- Optimization: Faster registration of SQLCE during installation
- Optimization: Increased searching speed due to much rework
- Cleanup: Improved indexer logging (remove noise & add important information)
- Cleanup: Improved media (video & audio) player controls
- Cleanup: Removed Fallscreen feature (served no real purpose, and caused some users confusion)
- Cleanup: Search Domain combo now has instead of , since this combo doesn’t have a history and this selection configures
- Tech: During initial indexing, searching is now blocked (this new lock greatly increases initial indexing speed)
- Tech: Indexing Aspect durations are now calculated, as well as saved to IndexHistory
- Tech: replaced SQL !=0 comparisons with =1 (small optimization in numerous queries)
- Tech: Improved SQL Server support, including support for MSSQL 2012 (see Mo-Search.udl for usage)
- Tech: Ported SQLCE database engine from 3.5Sp2 to 4.0Sp1
- Misc: Other architectural changes plus smaller fixes, optimizations and cleanups
Reviewing 4.0.16 (Apr 30, 2012)
Mo-Search *will* take longer to build the initial index because it indexes: file names AND file content too (Locate32 does NOT index file content). Once this initial index is built (33 minutes for me with 163,000 files/80 million words), the index is auto updated.
Locate32 works fine but doesn't search inside files, which is what I need daily.
@NyaR – how many Files & Words were indexed in those two hours? I bet a lot.
Reviewing 4.0.16 (Apr 30, 2012)
Thanks for making the app but it is unusable to me... nearly an hour to scan two terabytes of drives? Locate32 does this in minutes.
Reviewing 4.0.14 (Feb 22, 2012)
Mo-Search saved my life - or at least hours and hours of work. I've been doing a lot of revision of a lengthy academic paper and in cutting and pasting footnotes, I lost some of my original source documentation. Fortunately, I had saved a pre-revision copy and, with appropriate word choices, I was able to use Mo-Search to find the unedited footnotes in the unrevised manuscript to get me straightened out again in the revision document. I have lots and lots of Word files on my computer and I've found this program to be a tremendous help. You have to noodle around in it a bit to find all the features, but it's worth it. One hint I've found is that when you get ready to open a Word document (either file or folder), you can click on Mo-Search from that screen and search just that file or folder. It really is a terrific program. Thank you to the software writer for making it available.
Reviewing 4.0.13 (Jan 4, 2012)
I have given up on my favorite search tool, "Everything", because it's out of development. I am auditioning every search tool I can find, but nothing is close to Everything so far.
This one is just awful. It got off on the wrong foot instantly when it tried to install into my personal Users folder structure. That's a no-no, and highly unprofessional. It took about 15 minutes for the initial indexing, and I have a very fast PC with SSD. When you type into the search box, it seems to freeze. The tool bar at the bottom pops up when it feels like it. I tell you, I couldn't uninstall this program fast enough! Because of the high ratings, I assume these things will be fixed, but that will not bring me back. I just don't like the whole GUI or the way it works period. It doesn't even have hypertext, which is instant in Everything. Uninstalling it left behind some junk registry entries, which Revo Uninstaller swatted. Still looking for a good search tool in current development!
Reviewing 4.0.5 (Jul 18, 2011)
This is a great search engine. The writer of the software has been updating and made changes that seem to have worked out the few minor kinks - auto indexing is now available, for one thing. The program has always been fast, but the indexing is now much faster. It's also gotten easier to use. I have thousands of Word files on my computer and when I am searching for one I cna't find, the program easily finds it for me, either through a single word search or combination of words. I can preview the document, scroll through it, and then, if it's the one I need, open it with a click. It's slick and reliable and has saved me many hours of fruitless labor trying to find the information I am looking for. Great program - and it's free. What more a person ask for?
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