May 26, 2018

Personal search and metasearch for the Free Desktop

Pinot is a D-Bus service that crawls, indexes your documents and monitors them for changes, with a GTK-based user interface that enables to query the index built by the service or your favourite Web engine, and display and analyze the results.


  • advanced queries probabilistic search, boolean filters, date ranges.
  • language detection.
  • listing of indexed documents.
  • editing of metadata.
  • automatic results labeling.
  • stored queries.
  • results ranking history.
  • dynamic document summaries.
  • only crawl and index the directories you choose.
  • D-Bus interface for easy integration with other applications, eg Deskbar Applet.
  • no dependency on GNOME or KDE.
  • support for common file types.
  • search your desktop and the Web.
  • query remote indexes.

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