Lookeen as a Puggle Alternative

Puggle is an open-source desktop search engine based on Java. In addition to the desktop version, there is also a portable version of Puggle. Apart from the portability, the program is quite simple. Puggle features a simple search box, a few filter options, and no advanced search features, showing how minimalist a desktop search tool can be. If you’re looking for a more advanced search alternative to Puggle, take a look at this comparison chart:

GPO compliant
Exact phrase search
Advanced search
Federated search
Range search
Proximity search
Exchange support
Dropbox search
IMAP search
PST search
Public Folders search
Edit in Preview
MS Outlook Integration
Citrix and VMware compatible
Post search actions
Search history
Real-time indexing
Version Number0.6010.0.1.5892
MultilingualEnglishGerman, English
Installation size39 MB79 MB

Puggle Pros

  • Portable
  • Freeware
  • OS Independent

Puggle Cons

  • Poor Preview
  • No Real-time Indexing
  • Little Search Functionality

Lookeen Advantages

  • Proximity Search
  • MS Exchange Support
  • Edit in Preview
  • Search-as-you-type

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