In our everyday work as software developers, we needed a tool capable of quickly and easily searching text in multiple documents simultaneously. As we had not found such a tool to meet our needs, we decided to develop our own. Thus, we created SeekFast, which was first released in 2008.
SeekFast did a tremendous job for us – it searched in our Word documents and our software projects. The tool helped us to search in thousands of files in just seconds.
We integrated different technologies in SeekFast for intelligent search and retrieval and for extracting text from different file types. Each file type has a different, sometimes very complex structure, so our development took a relatively long time.
In return, we got a product that is universal enough to be able to search files on Windows.
We developed the technology for intelligent search in texts to put the results that best fit your criteria at the top of your search. When you type a few words, SeekFast analyzes them and takes into account many factors in the arrangement of the results, such as the words’ proximity in the text, their order, the frequency of occurrence in the text, and others. This enables the program to filter the results according to your needs, similar to other internet search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. In other words, SeekFast turned into a very fast search engine for files on a personal computer without the process of indexing.
SeekFast has become one of the most popular desktop search tools in recent years. SeekFast can search in documents written in any language. It is already used worldwide by over 150,000 users, and their numbers are increasing daily.
The most recent version of SeekFast is 4.11, which was released in November 2023.
For several months, we were able to develop a Mac version of SeekFast, which was officially released in March 2021. SeekFast for Mac allows you to search your Mac documents easily and quickly, providing many additional features compared to built-in tools such as Finder and Spotlight.