Recoll is a GUI-based full-text document search tool written in C++. Recoll builds a searchable index from text extracted from documents, and maintains the index in a persistent database for fast, repeatable full-text search within multiple documents. Recoll extracts text from documents either natively or using third-party helper functions. Supported document types include HTML, PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, ePUB, Postscript, OpenOffice, Man page, Mailbox, etc. It has sophisticated search capabilities built-in, such as boolean search, proximity search, filtering, phrase search, wildcard, multi-language support, etc. Recoll is also integrated with other types of user interfaces, such as web UI, Ubuntu Unity Lens, KDE in-application dialogs, and Firefox extension.

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