FTS desktop file search with previews
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looqs - Looks for files. And looks inside them

looqs creates a full text search for your files. It allows you to look at previews where your search terms have been found.

Currently, this allows you search all indexed pdfs and take a look at the pages side by side in an instant.


Coming soon™


  • Find & Preview. Instead of merely telling you where your search phrase has been found, it should also render the corresponding portion/pages of the documents and highlight the searched words.
  • No daemons. As other solutions are prone to have annoying daemons running that eat system resources away, this solution should make do without daemons if possible.
  • Easy setup. Similiarly, there should be no need for heavy-weight databases. Instead, this solution tries to squeeze out the most from simple approaches. In particular, it relies on sqlite.
  • GUI & CLI. Provide CLI interfaces and GUI interfaces


Ubuntu 21.04

sudo apt install build-essential qtbase5-dev libpoppler-qt5-dev libuchardet-dev libquazip5-dev


Coming soon™


Coming soon™