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Find visually similar images to a given image on Linux

I’m looking for a tool/software that will take an image as an example and scan my hard drive to find similar images to it, just like what Google Images does on the Web. Must run on Linux. See Find ...
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Google Desktop Search replacement for Windows

Before Google discontinued it in 2010 on dubious grounds I used Google Desktop Search, had a few plugins, and I liked the fact that it could be accessed by browser and also you could browse a text ...
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Find visually similar images for a given image file (on Windows)

I want a software for Windows to find visually similar images (pictures) on my hard disk. My need is it must find a given image is visually similar. That is, take a sample image as input and search ...
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Software to search Yahoo mail

Last release of Yahoo Mail's web interface seems to have nearly broken their search (half the time, the search results are unresponsive or exibit various buggy behavior). I'm looking for software ...
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Alternative to Windows's file/folder search

It's needless to say that the Windows search utility can be useless at times. It's extraordinarily slow, does not search within all folders, and ignores some files on the disk. I'm looking for an ...
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App that allows me to do an in-app image search

Scenario: I am using Google Keep for notes. I took a photo of a product that I want to get in the future. However, I would prefer to use a better image than what I took, so I want to download an image ...
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Search bar for opened windows on Windows

For keyboard oriented people ALT + TAB is still an unhappy solution when you have tons of windows open, even more when the windows are on multiple desktops. Today, the fastest way to move around is ...
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Software to search through files (mostly PDF)

I would like to know if there are some active open source projects to develop alternatives to Google Desktop or Regain for Windows 7. The situation is the following: I have a folder full of PDF ...
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Solution to search browser-URL-history first before the rest of the WWW

Yesterday I spent a whole day researching a problem I made when setting up a new laptop for Dual Boot with Linux--I deleted a required partition before I created recovery media for a system pre-...
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Chrome extension to highlight searched keywords in a website

I have to make use of search engines, like Google, Yahoo, etc, to retrieve information from many websites. But when viewing these re-directed websites, it would be tedious to always manually press ...
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Software for matching rectangular images in other images or PDFs

I'm looking for software that searches through multiple images or a PDF for an smaller image that I give it. The best example I can give is with this page from a stamp catalogue: I would give the ...
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Search a collection of Word and PDF files

I'm a recipe gatherer with an elaborate electric filing system who needs to make some improvements on how I search. Right now, my filing system works as everything is categorized by recipe types such ...
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Is there a web app where can I search for books by tag?

Is there a web application where can I search for books by tag? Not by its genre but rather by reader-subjective applied tag, for example I'd like to see all books which have something to do with snow,...
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Advanced replacement for UNIX/GNU “find” (command-line file search)

GNU's default file search utility for the command line find has a ton of options, but is still missing some - in my opinion - essential features, like sorting. It's also a hassle to use sometimes. In ...
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Indexed image gallery

I've got a repository of (aprox.) 1000 subfolders containing over 400K+ jpeg files. Many users were searching there by the files' metadata using Adobe Bridge, but it has grown over for Bridge to be ...
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Tool to search Facebook status'

I'm looking for a tool to search for Facebook status' that I have previously posted. Vital Features: Should be able to search an account that has posts going years back Should be able to search for ...
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Find folders NOT containing a particular filemask

Is there a program or Windows Search trick to display a list of folders NOT containing a particular filemask? Specifically, I want to find all folders not containing a .exe file.
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Collaboration platform with powerful search -> auto-building knowledge base

I'm looking for a collaboration platform similar to Asana, Trello, Podio or Wrike that has a powerful search engine with support for: Stemming: searching for "load" will find "loading", "loads" etc. ...
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Centrally search everything from Omnibox or extension in Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Opera, etc.)

I'd like to be able to type a string on Omnibox (or activate an extension hotkey) then to see a list of: search engine suggestion autocomplete history tabs containing title/URL matching the typed ...
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Program to search by file name in Windows?

I'm looking for a Windows program that searches recursively (although it would be nice to have an option to only search the top-level directory) in a directory for files whose names match a regular ...
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Graphical tool to search Subversion revisions of a file

I deleted an unused function from my code some time ago, and now I would like to add it back in again. The check-in history does not help me. is there any tool, with a GUI, which I can use to search ...
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Software or websites for finding people with similar interests

i'm looking for software or websites where i can enter my interests (in my case for example: buddhism, astronomy, psychology) and find other people with similar interests (The location doesn't matter,...
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Software to search pornographic contents

I know there are tools which can detect nude content and then block them. But they are all available in browser or for a web-site. Is there any software which can scan all directories and provide a ...
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Free alternative to Windows Search (full-text indexed search) or non-Java alternative to DocFetcher

I search an alternative to Windows Search for fast indexed fulltext search in text files, source code, ebooks (pdf, fb2, djvu) and, maybe, office formats. I don't want to use standard Windows Search,...
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Search documents & display results in snippet view like Google books?

I'm looking for any software that can search keywords in documents (at least text files, but hopefully PDFs) in a folder (or even within a single file) and show the result in snippet view like Google ...
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Tool to search for files in multiple ISO files

Are there any portable, offline, windows (Win XP and above) software that allows end-user to search files hidden in multiple ISO files? The software is preferable to be gratis (if possible). Example:...
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Search and Replace tool for Windows Registry

Please recommend a gratis Windows tool to perform search and replace operations in the Windows Registry. I would like to select a Registry key and have the tool perform the search and replace ...
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Software or approach for cataloging external hard drives' content on OS X

Can you recommend a hard drive cataloging application or approach for Mac OS X (preferably native -- not a WineSkin approach)? It does not need to be compatible with El Capitan just yet. More details ...
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A DC++ client for Linux with user search

As of now, the direct connect clients I know of on Linux are LinuxDC++ and EiskaltDC++, both of which do not offer search by user nickname. The DC++ client on Windows does so, though. Is there a ...
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Are there any good tools for applying searchable metadata tags to large documents?

I've googled this extensively, but there doesn't appear to be a common solution, or my keywords are inadequate. We have a few large PDFs on the order of a few thousand pages each that describe some ...
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Wiki with prioritized keyword indexing (tags)

We need an in-house wiki for a technical piece of software. The problem we're having is finding information. Full text searches fail miserably, finding 1,000 pages when only 10 are relevant and never ...
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Spatial search server, to quickly answer “What points near me?” requests

I have about a million points like this: Latitude Longitude Text (short text of less than 128 characters) I am writing an app that must quickly show what points are around the user. User: I am at ...
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Download Image from Keywords

I have around 50000 sentences, I want relevant images closely or partially related to those sentences. Before google image search APIv1 was best suited for my need as now it is deprecated need to find ...
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Is there any Google Chrome extension that adds search sights like Findbar Tweak extension for Firefox? [duplicate]

I am searching for an alternative to "Findbar Tweak" extension that is available on Firefox. I need something similar that runs on Google Chrome. Mainly, I'm only looking for a feature that allows me ...
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user friendly search function for spreadsheet/database

I am trying to build a site that will list classes available in the area. I would like users to be able to search and filter based on subject and distance from their location. This would require ...
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Firefox extension to allow efficient searches?

Firefox just got updated to version 43. With that update, perhaps the most useful extension, Quick Search Bar, no longer works. The developer has stated that he does not want to get it working, but ...
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File indexing and search library/API for .Net applications

I am developing a WinForms .Net application. It does a a lot of management type things, but the important part is that it allows users to add file attachments - and they add lots of these. I now have ...
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I know there are websites which can help me find a cuddle friend. But is there any Android app which can help? [closed]

A note on safety If you want to meet a cuddle friend using any website or app — first, please read "How to Be Safe While Meeting People Online". My question If I want to find a new cuddle ...
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Search MKV metadata

For my DVD/BD collection of films and series I used the MP4 file format because it is easy to edit (title, year, actor etc.). Windows itself offers the possibility to edit MP4. It is possible to ...
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How can I do a bulk search to see if any of my photographs are used online without my permission?

Can someone recommend a service or software that will help to search published photos online? I tried to do this with Google Image search but it requires a lot of time to upload images one by one. I'...
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Windows Search Software that can search within files

I'm looking for a Windows search software that can search for a string of text within files. I would like the software to meet these requirements, Compatible with Windows 10 Supports ANSI encoding (...
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Alternative to Google's Play Store for Android

I am looking for an alternative android app store to Google's Play Store. Recommendations to Front-ends to the Play Store are also welcome. Here is the desired feature set (and why): An effective ...
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To search almost any file based on context on Windows

I would like to get a software recommendation for searching files on Windows with advanced search features. Since the Search bar of Windows 10 is pretty slow and is not able to identify files faster, ...
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Search in nested archives

Do you know a GNU/Linux tool that can search for a file inside archive file (zip, tar, etc) nested in another archive file (also zip, tar, etc)? It would be sufficient to search only by file name. I'...
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Website research tool that shows information about domains (like WHOIS, IP, backlinks, etc.)

Looking for a tool that can do the following: receive input a domain name (or host name like shop.example.com) produce a report for the domain/host for such information as WHOIS IP, IP owner, sites ...
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Special search and replace software

I want to search and replace multiple words at once. I know there's a software for this but the additional thing that I want is for example: I want to replace "add" with "include" then replace "...
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GUI for searching the content of multiple large text files or PDFs?

I have a few dozen PDFs, each of which are very large. Specifically: These PDFs total to about 15GB. These PDFs are primarily scanned images of textual documents, but they do contain the text data (...
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Search tool for scanned PDF documents and images

I am looking for a tool that is able to search for text in scanned PDF documents and images. I have tried Evernote and really liked it, but I do not want to have personal documents on someone elses ...
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API that provides common name aliases of famous people

I'm looking for an API that provides common aliases for famous people. For instance, "Hillary Clinton" would be associated with common appellations like "Hillary Rodham Clinton".
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Looking for a Cloud Storage Provider with Content Indexing Capabilities

I work for a small company (less than 25 employees) where most employees work from home. We currently uses JungleDisk as a way to provide shared storage to our users. It works great for most things ...