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Boolean Search

Version 3.4.2

Add HTML searches to your website.

Boolean Search overview

Boolean Search is an OS X Web server application for searching the contents of files. Boolean Search can be employed as a search engine for a public website on the Internet, or a personal or group owned collection of files on your own computer or network. A wide variety of search criteria and customizable response pages makes Boolean Search a very flexible alternative to Internet search engines or operating system services like Spotlight.

  • Search forms and results are highly customizable with the use of "templates," standard HTML and AppleScript
  • Generation of a "site index" which lists all the words contained in a file collection, and links to the files which contain them
  • Various query-based search methods are available: exact, partial, approximate, case sensitive, proximity, phrase, regular expression pattern matching, etc.
  • A wide variety of "context summaries" of found documents are available, and files are viewable with search terms linked and highlighted
  • PDF, MS Word and RTF indexing
  • Spell-checking of queries and generation of new queries for the corrected terms (as in "Did you mean?)
  • Boolean Search contains an integrated Web server so it can serve and process its own search forms
  • Interaction with the program using a Web browser and standard TCP/IP means you can either use Boolean Search on your own Mac-hosted Web site, or as a personal search engine right on your own computer (especially when used in conjunction with the Blue Crab Web crawler)
  • Supports multiple directories and provides the ability to find files by name, kind, date, type, etc., together with a content query for more targeted searching
  • Standard server realms support
  • Search directory administration includes settings for word break characters, stopwords, synonyms, variety of file filters, "last visit cookies"
  • Customizable logging for each search directory
  • Automatic re-indexing and caching can be scheduled in the Preferences window
  • Optional browser-based administration enables remote configuration of the search directories

What’s new in version 3.4.2

Updated on Jan 13 2016

Version 3.4.2:
  • Update for OS X 10.11
  • Fixed a bug opening the document root directory from the monitor window (the 'Document Root' button), and similar problems with other convenience functions that open folders or files
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the opening of the log file from the File menu, and similar problems with other instances for opening certain files





2.3 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
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Feb 20 2015
Feb 20 2015
Version: 3.3.7
MU needs to update this as v3.4.1 is out
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