Zoom Search Engine For OSX
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Add a powerful custom search engine to your website, intranet, or CD/DVD. Now for your Mac! (OSX 10.7+) Find out more

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Latest version: 7.1 build 1017
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Front autocomplete

Improved search features: Autocomplete search box, Date Range Searching, search by site: or URL:, and even better customizability.

Front formats

Indexes more formats! All editions (including Free Edition) will now index everything from Word and PDF documents, to PowerPoint, Excel, media (video/image) formats, e-mail formats, and many more!

front crossplatform

Cross platform solution: You can now index from Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux!

(Note that each indexer is still capable of producing search files that can be hosted on any of the supported platforms!)

Version 7 V7.1 is now released with 12x increased indexing capacity and up to 5x performance gain! Read more here.

Zoom V7 is the most powerful version of Zoom yet. Featuring autocomplete search box, date range searching, URL indexing, search by site, greater customizability, an overhauled interface, SSL and HTTPS spidering indexing support and indexing support for additional file formats. This is the most powerful version of Zoom yet.

Your very own full-text search engine

Zoom is a software package that creates a search engine for your website, intranet, CD, or DVD. It provides fast and powerful full-text searching by indexing your website in advance with an user friendly desktop application that allows you to configure and index your site, from the convenience of your Windows computer.

Simple, powerful, and flexible

  • Easy to use and install, up and running in minutes
  • No advertising and no annual fees (Free for small sites!)
  • No scripting knowledge or editing required
  • No complicated database setup procedure
  • No external web service required
  • Highly configurable
  • Search static and dynamic web pages (.HTML, .PHP, .ASP, .CF, etc.)
  • Search PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, XLS, SWF, JPG, GIF, and many other file types
  • Runs on almost all web servers and hosting plans
  • Can be installed on Virtual Machines and on Cloud services
  • PHP, Classic ASP, ASP.NET, Javascript, and CGI support in one package
    PHP supportedClassic ASP supportedASP.NET supportedJavaScript supportedCGI (C/C++ binary) supported

Feature packed search solution

Search images and display thumbnails in search results with Zoom 7.0 Zoom is both easy to use and still one of the most feature packed solutions on the market. It offers search results sorted by relevance or date, wildcard searching, exact phrase matching*, "Google-like" context results*, highlighting, spelling suggestions, synonyms, graphical statistic reports, international language support, incremental indexing, images and thumbnails, content filtering, XML/RSS OpenSearch output, Stemming options to provide more accurate results, native ASP.NET server control, powerful Custom Meta Fields feature for database-like search criterias and more.

New V7 features include autocomplete search box, date range searching, indexing support for email file formats, URL indexing, "Google-like" search by site search syntax, support for additional file formats (e.g. OpenDocument, media files). More about V7.

Essential web admin tools included

Besides helping your visitors find what they're looking for, Zoom also provides features which are crucial to every web site administrator such as Broken Link Detection, Graphical Statistic Reports, and Google™ and Yahoo™ Sitemap Generator.

Quote start    Zoom uses its propriety-ranking algorithm to return results based on relevancy, and I have to confess that its scoring system surprised me. I compared the order of results as returned by Zoom against that of Google custom search for the test site that I indexed, and they're ranked pretty well in the same order. Whatever secret sauce they've cooked into their application, Zoom did an excellent job of addressing relevancy where many competitors failed.    Quote end
— Ahmad Permessur, HotScripts.com Editor

See Zoom in action

You can see Zoom in action via the search box at the top of this very page or on our search page. Our product tour and screenshots pages shows you how easy it is to setup and install search on your own website. You can also visit other Zoom users' websites from our example sites list.

Quote start What people are saying about Zoom...

“Just what I needed - hands down the best search product on the market.”
— Mick Farmer, On Course Consultancy
“We LOVE the software and have just updated a website for a major Fortune 100 client using it. It is easier to modify the look and feel than any other packages we have integrated into our sites.”
— Terry Dollhoff, Digital Brewery
“... I can't keep my hands down when I am running the new version, it's really the Rolls Royce of all indexing/search software that I have been using the last four years.”
— Ulrik Hansen, BeeOs
“I've been using Zoom Search for a couple of years, and I think it's one of the best software products I've ever used.”
— Michael Starr, MTV Networks Quotes end