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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?
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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.
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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.
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by:LostInLG
ID: 41736516
Hi, Jackie Man.

Re ID: 41736089:  The phone is an LG Stylo G, metroPCS version (MS631, sometimes called the MS631TN).
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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.
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Jackie Man earned 2000 total points
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The one below is the correct link.

Andro Search (Files Contacts)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chocosoft.as
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by:LostInLG
ID: 41739724
Looks interesting.  I'm checking it out.
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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?
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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.
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by:LostInLG
ID: 41754538
So, no more suggestions?
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by:Jackie Man
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I am afraid that there is no other similar apps.
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by:LostInLG
ID: 41754806
Guess I need to learn Java.
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by:LostInLG
ID: 41756391
Thanks for all of the comments.
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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.
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