FoxTrot Professional Search

The premier document search and categorization solution for macOS

Whether working on a single project involving several documents or capitalizing on decades of produced and archived material, Foxtrot Professional Search is your key to gaining time, efficiency and precision in leveraging your documents.

Foxtrot Professional Search hits the mark in three steps:
  • Combine searches across multiple indices
  • Categorize found results to narrow the number of hits
  • Use document-level secondary search with identical or distinct terms to locate them in context

FoxTrot Professional Search is extensible:
  • into your pocket or tablet with the Foxtrot Attaché Search for iOS companion app
  • to additional computers nearby with a five-user license upgrade
  • across NAS- or VPN- connected Macs in a workgroup or enterprise using Foxtrot Search Server, a full client-server solution included in 10-user licenses and greater


  • create multiple indices from various folders and volumes
  • indexes content from PDF, HTML, Apple Mail, word processor, spreadsheet, presentations as well any extractable data from other applications: video, audio, iMessage, Contacts and other documents
  • search by document contents, metadata, filename, author, keyword, tags and metadata
  • categorize search results by a combination of relevance, age, location, item kind, extension author, main language, visibility, tag or author in order to narrow down the number of found items
  • preview most found documents within the application to search them further in a secondary search window; documents can also be displayed in a Quick Look popover or launched in their source application
  • highlight multiple found terms in distinct colors; secondary searches can be performed on identical or distinct terms
  • update the index on demand or at automatic intervals, even when the FoxTrot application is not visibly launched
  • quickly start a search from a FoxTrot system menu or command keys
  • select which file types are indexed for each indexed folder
  • limit the search scope to a specific folder and its descendants
  • use AND / OR operators between multiple search criteria
  • perform searches without keywords, by selecting all indexed documents of a given type (or all types) and categorizing down to the target - ideal to rediscover the contents of collected document and media assets, identify similar or duplicate documents and moved or delete selected items from within the document browser

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