eSearch Universal Desktop Search


Searching is not ‘blind’ the main window features a scrolling word list of all the words in your files, click to enter them in a search, see a scrollable list of results, and view the selected result with hits highlighted.

Quick insertion of Boolean operators with All or Any word defaults. Search using a ‘list of words’ option for eDiscovery/eDisclosure. Search expansion options include multilingual stemming and ability to use multiple pre-defined and a user-defined thesaurus file simultaneously. Export results as time-stamped XML CSV or TSV files. Copy document text, append notes, save to a timestamped file.

Extensive file format support

eSearch includes the open-source Apache TIKA content analysis toolkit to extract text and metadata. Meta-data is displayed in a separate window. Fast navigation between highlighted hits. Built in PDF viewer.

Modern user interface in YOUR language

Dark Mode. Hit highlighting. Stemming.

The interface is user translatable, English, French, German supplied.

This product uses the open-source Lucene .NET search engine. Versions will be available for Linux and macOS as well as Microsoft Windows 10 or 11, including ‘portable’ use.

Note: This product is in beta test phase, some features mentioned above may not yet be functional.

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Beta version testers wanted! Discounts for active beta testers will be announced later!

Release notes

1.0.8958 (2024-07-11)

eSearch Lite

Free for personal & commercial use

eSearch Pro

eSearch Pro Portable

Introductory offer: eSearch Pro will be supplied free of charge to holders of a dtSearch Desktop/Network license that is within the included one year support or current on extended support from dtSearch UK. (Available until further notice)