I have a lot of notes in the form of:

  • txt
  • docx
  • markdown format file

I am looking for a tool that can:

  • quick search through file names
  • quick search through file contents
  • support doc editing with markdown syntax
  • run on Windows
  • preferably free.
  • preferably a one-stop solution.

Currently I am using Everywhere + AgentRansack. But with so many small files, the content search is slowing down. And I have to use other software for editing.

  • How many users collaborate on these documents? Just you?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 8:35
  • 1
    @NicolasRaoul Just me. It's kind of a personal knowledge base. Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 8:50

2 Answers 2


Checkout Tagspaces. it's main purpose is to tag folders and documents for easier searching, plus it provides inbuilt markdown document creation. here is the site: tagspaces


Have you tried the Notepad++ (Download) "Find in Files" application?

It's free, and I find it really fast especially since you can restrict the following parameters for a search:

Follow current doc

Plus Regular Exressions & Quick Extended items!

  • @smwikipedia Have you had a chance to try Notepad++ yet? Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 1:49

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