xplorer² has a quick preview panel that recognises most popular text, graphics, media (audio/video) and document formats (office and PDF) as well as source code.
The previewer has a draft mode (tab) that is especially quick extracting text content, and a native mode that can activate in-place document servers like Microsoft Word using ActiveX technology and the newer vista/7/8 document preview handlers.
xplorer² can collaborate with all your text filters meant for windows indexing service, extracting text from proprietary formats like PDFs, DOCs, WPDs, ODTs etc. Such filters also enable accurate text searching within files.
In detailed view mode you have a large number of available columns that help you get a better view of your content. xplorer² integrates both shell column handlers available in windows explorer (e.g. ID3 tags, even in windows 7!) plus it offers many useful columns of its own e.g. for file checksums. You can arrange files using more than one column at a time (multi-way sort), which is a must for large file collections.
Whatever you see in xplorer² can be extracted as text for printing or other book-keeping and report generation.
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