[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Want search/indexing app for Android

Posted on 2016-07-30
13
Medium Priority
?
163 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-15
I want an app that will index every file name (possibly excluding system folders), folder name, and the contents of every file (afain, perhaps excluding system folders).  I want a simple interface for doing what, therefore, should be instantaneous searches.  Suggestions?  Items to avoid?
0
Comment
Question by:LostInLG
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 8
  • 5
13 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41736089
Which brand / model android phone? Andtoid version?

The stock file manager can search content inside files, but only limited to PDF files and MS Office files.
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41736095
Apart from the above, the app below can do the file content search.

https://plus.google.com/+niyaziate%C5%9F/posts/Kq1XtMJkg9n

Of course, it needs to do an indexing on its first run .

I am still trying it but I do not expect that it can search content of every app and the suported files formats are:

PDF, EPUB, FB2, MP3, MP4, word (DOCX), excel spreadsheet (XLSX), powerpoint presentations (PPTX), OpenOffice docs (ODT). QuickOffice files, markdown (md), cached Evernote notes.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41736516
Hi, Jackie Man.

Re ID: 41736089:  The phone is an LG Stylo G, metroPCS version (MS631, sometimes called the MS631TN).
0
Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41736521
Hi Jackie Man.

Re ID: 41736095:  You've got a bad hyperlink there.  It's linking to a page that has nothing to do with the issue at hand.
0
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 2000 total points
ID: 41736928
The one below is the correct link.

Andro Search (Files Contacts)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chocosoft.as
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41739724
Looks interesting.  I'm checking it out.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41739737
Jackie Man:

Looks pretty promising.  Maybe.  Hard to tell.  e.g. boolean search symtax?  Major problem I see is that there's no setting on where to put the index file.  I've got tons of room on my micro SD card but almost none in my internal memory.

More thoughts?
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41744048
boolean search symtax?  

No

Major problem I see is that there's no setting on where to put the index file.  

No option to put the content to external SD card just like most apps.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41754538
So, no more suggestions?
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Jackie Man
ID: 41754570
I am afraid that there is no other similar apps.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41754806
Guess I need to learn Java.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41756391
Thanks for all of the comments.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LostInLG
ID: 41756399
You know, I've been noticing that the file browser I use (and LOVE), Solid Explorer, does searches very well, and too fast to be on-the-fly.  It doesn't cover the contents of files, just file names.  I may just stick with that for now.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Often, people trade privacy and security for convenience. However in today's concrete jungle, this is an extremely foolish decision considering the vast amount of technologies being used against consumer interest. First off, I won't waste any time e…
Because your company can’t afford for you to make SEO mistakes, you’ll want to ensure you’re taking the right steps each and every time you post a new piece of content. This list of optimization do’s and don’ts can help you become an SEO wizard.
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question