I am writing notes or documentation of software or private projects in Markdown. These single Markdown files are living either in a folder within the project or general notes are stored in Dropbox.
Finding information within projects is easy, using the Sublime Text fulltext search. But what about a global search over all *.md documents?
I am looking for a software that collects all *.md files across my system (need to be able to exclude files or folders to not have 1000
licence.md files from software libs included), indexes all files for fulltext search and display files grouped in a pane in their folders.
What I tried:
- no software, just using Windows search and index file content - might be the easiest, but I am not sold to the quality and configuration.
- grepWin - no index, configuration in one window. Has to be set up every time for that purpose.
- I tried a software called FileLocator Pro that allowed me to setup an index, lots of options and nice contextual preview of the results plus saving of configuration. But it's also a bit too much for my purpose and not focused.
Those 3 options kind of work, but need always some sort of setup before starting the search (file pattern, excluding folders etc.).
I imagine a dedicated Markdown/text file based knowledge base like Evernote, without any import/export options. Just index and display. Organisation and editing is done natively in the file system.