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iFilter Developers

The following is a list of iFilter developers that I am aware of. These are ordered alphabetically.

Alna-Custom iFilter development. Contact info@alnasoft.com

Citeknet-Custom iFilter development. Developer of iFilter explorer. Contact contact@citeknet.com

Graphics Technologies-Custom iFilter development. Contact info@gt.com.au

iFilterShop.com-Custom iFilter development. Contact info@iFilterShop.com

Net-Intent.com-Custom iFilter development. Contact support@net-intent.com

iFilters

Here is a list of iFilters that I am aware of. These iFilters are listed alphabetically by the file extension, and then provider. The exception is with graphics files. Most graphics files are handled by iFilterShop.com???s XMP iFilter. Microsoft???s Digital Image Pro also ships with an image iFilter.

CAB - Microsoft CABinet compressed file format.

Citeknet-CAB 0.5.1 IFilter for Cabinet files.

CHM - Microsoft Compiled HtMl help file format.

Citeknet-CHM 0.9.7 IFilter for Compiled HTML files.

DGN MicroStation drawing file format.

AlnaSoft-Extend your Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and all other products based on top of Microsoft Index Server to look inside MicroStation files (of DGN and CEL formats) and index all valuable information so that users can easily search for text within drawings and cell libraries.

DjVu

LizardTech -LizardTech's DjVu IFilter provides Microsoft Windows, NT4.0, 2000, XP clients and Servers that use the Microsoft Indexing Service, access to the OCR'ed text within a DjVu File. This means DjVu documents are included in searches when using the Windows Search function, and also repositories of DjVu files can be searched when using applications based on the Microsoft Index Server. This covers applications such as the built-in Windows Indexing Service, Index Server, Site Server and SharePoint Server.

DWF

iFiltershop.com -DWF IFilter lets you index design documents stored in Autodesk Design Web Format. It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract both metadata and content from DWF files. DWF is a noneditable file format that is smaller, more secure, and easier to distribute than DWG or IPT files and that maintains the rich design data of the original drawing. DWF is designed specifically to communicate design data and is the most accurate and efficient format for distributing design information. More information about DWF can be found at http://www.autodesk.com. DWF IFilter supports Autodesk WHIP! and Autodesk DWF 6 formats. For better integration with Microsoft applications DWF IFilter also outputs common office document properties such as 'DocTitle', 'DocKeywords' and others. DWF IFilter is available in Server and Workstation Editions.

Server Edition is a server-side solution designed for businesses of all sizes. It integrates with Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, Microsoft Site Server and all other products based on Microsoft Indexing Service technology. DWF IFilter Server Edition also includes all the functionality of Workstation Edition.

Workstation Edition makes it possible for end users to manage their design documents the same way they got used to with other digital documents. It can be installed on Windows desktop operating systems and seamlessly integrates with Windows Search program. End users can search for both property values and content of DWF files.

DWG & DXF AutoCad drawing and Interchange file format.

CAD & Company Group B.V-With the introduction of version 3.0 of the DWG IFilter it is now possible to configure the IFilter. This means that you can map AutoCAD Attributes to Microsoft Index Server properties. You can configure the IFilter that the AutoCAD Attribute "Title" should map to the Index Server property "Title" and "Draftsmen" to "Author". By enabling this you can further narrow the scope of your search with a better and more accurate result. Besides being configurable the DWG IFilter is now also a lot smaller and therefor faster and less memory consuming than version 2.0.

Autodesk Inventor IFilter -Inventor IFilter lets you index Autodesk Inventor documents. It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract metadata from Inventor Assembly Documents, Drawing Documents, Presentation Documents and Part Documents. For better integration with Microsoft applications Inventor IFilter also outputs common office document properties such as 'DocTitle', 'DocAuthor' and others. Inventor IFilter supports Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Site Server, Exchange, SQL Server and all other products based on Microsoft Indexing Service technology.

Autodesk Inventor Design Tracking software must be installed on the machine in order for Inventor IFilter to work.

Flash

Imagio Technology Ltd.-Imagio's FlashSeek allows developers and web site visitors to perform full text searches on Flash movies. FlashSeek performs simple word queries such as New York or more complex queries such as pizza near topping without chilli. To find out more about FlashSeek, contact flashseek@imagiotech.com

HLP -  Microsoft Help File format

Citeknet's-HLP 0.8 IFilter for Help files

JPG

AimingTech Company-The JPEG IFilter allows Indexing Service to index text metadata in JPEG (JFIF) files. There are several standards that determine methods to store text information in the image files: EXIF, IPTC/NAA, XMP. Our content filter is EXIF standard compliant. Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) Format is a Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) standard. It is supported by the most of digital cameras manufactures and it is supported by Windows XP. The JPEG files summary that you can set with Windows Explorer is stored in the EXIF format. JPEG IFilter is the only content filter that allows to index EXIF properties of the JPEG (JFIF) files in Windows 2000. However Windows XP Indexing Service can extract EXIF properties. It still uses Null Filter which only reports that OLE properties are available. But Windows XP implements IPropertyStorage interface for image files that allows Indexing Service to retrieve all their EXIF properties. JPEG IFilter offers many advantages in comparison to Null Filter. With JPEG IFilter Indexing Service does not enumerate the OLE properties of JPEG files so the indexing performance is increased. JPEG Filter extracts only significant properties. This feature decreases the index database size and increase the search performance and accuracy. Moreover in next versions we plan to implement a customizable mapping between EXIF properties and well-known Indexing Service properties.

PixVue.com-The current version of PixVue provides XMP & IPTC IFilter support for JPG & TIFF. PixVue v2.0 provides IFilter support for all common camera raw formats: BAY, CR2, CRW, DCR, KDC, KQP, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAW, SRF & X3F.

MHT - Microsoft Web Archive Format

Citeknet's-MHT 0.9.1 IFilter for MHTML documents

MP3

Meticulus -The mp3 IFilter lets you index mp3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3) files, so that users of Meticulist can easily search for text, e.g. the album title, within mp3 files stored in the document management system.

MPP - Microsoft Project

Net-Intent-The MS Project IFilter content filter enables crawling of documents that have an .mpp extension.

MSG iFilter

AlnaSoft-MSG IFilter enables Index server to search inside saved e-mail messages of MSG format and index all valuable information.

Hallogram.com-MSG IFilter is a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file that provides a bridge between a Microsoft indexing client and MSG files. It consists of code that understands the MSG file format as well as code that can interface with the indexing client. When an indexing client needs to index content from documents, it will look in its registry for an appropriate DLL and it will find the MSG IFilter. MSG IFilter will return text to the indexing client. The indexing client will then index the results and return the appropriate results to the user.

iFiltershop.com-Msg IFilter lets you index emails stored in MSG format. It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract all valuable information from saved emails and their attachments. This information includes emails properties and content, list of attached files and their content. Out of the box Msg IFilter indexes attached Microsoft Office, HTML and plain text files. It is fully compatible with other IFilter components. Its functionality can be further extended by installing IFilters from IFilterShop or other providers. Msg IFilter supports recursive indexing of MSG attachments. For better integration with Microsoft applications Msg IFilter also outputs common office document properties such as 'DocAuthor', 'DocKeywords' and others.

PDF

Adobe-Indexes Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Older adobe ifilters are accessible at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobat/win/all/

iFilterShop.com-PDF+IFilter is an enhanced IFilter for Adobe PDF files. It extends Adobe PDF IFilter to extract text and XMP metadata from PDF files. It may also work without Adobe PDF IFilter, in which case only XMP metadata will be indexed. PDF+ IFilter supports Dublin Core, Adobe PDF and other XMP schemas. PDF+ IFilter is easily extensible for the support of custom XMP schemas. If your metadata needs are not covered by the core schemas, you may add custom schemas as extensions. For better integration with Microsoft applications PDF+ IFilter also outputs common office document properties such as 'DocTitle', 'DocKeywords' and others.

ProE IFilter

Net-intent.comThe ProE IFilter content filter enables crawling of documents that have an .prt extension. Before use, the administrator must register the file on the server.

RTF

Microsoft-Indexes most RTF file formats.

SHTML

iFiltershop.com-SHTML IFilter lets you index files in HTML format and their Server-Side Includes (SSI). It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract metadata and content from SHTML documents and corresponding included files. SHTML IFilter supports both "include virtual" and "include file" directives. It also supports recursive indexing of the included files. SHTML IFilter allows for selective indexing of HTML content. It can omit parts of HTML content, such as menu or footer, from being indexed. SHTML IFilter Server supports Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, Microsoft Site Server and all other products based on Microsoft Indexing Service technology.

SolidWorks

Net-intent.com-The SolidWorks IFilter content filter enables crawling of documents that have an .sldprt , .slddrw and .sldasm extension

StarOffice/OpenOffice

iFilterShop.com-StarOffice IFilter lets you index StarOffice and OpenOffice files. It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract both metadata and content from Writer, Global, Calc, Impress, Draw and Math files. StarOffice suit is a complete, feature-rich office productivity product. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, database and math formula software, graphics program, calendar and e-mail. Comparable to Microsoft Office, the StarOffice suite is interoperable with Microsoft Office file formats such as ".doc", ".ppt", and ".xls".

TIFF

Microsoft-Indexes Tiffs. This iFilter ships with Office 2003 and Sharepoint Portal Server 2003.

PixVue.com-The current version of PixVue provides XMP & IPTC IFilter support for JPG & TIFF. PixVue v2.0 provides IFilter support for all common camera raw formats: BAY, CR2, CRW, DCR, KDC, KQP, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAW, SRF & X3F.

VCF Vcard File

iFilterShop.com-vCard IFilter lets you index Electronic Business Card files. It extends Indexing Service to extract vital directory information such as name, addresses (business, home, mailing), telephone numbers, email addresses and Internet URLs from vCard files.

Visio 2000

Microsoft. Indexes most Visio document types. Installed with Visio 2000 and above.

WMV/WMA

iFiltershop.com-WMV/WMA IFilter lets you index Windows Media Video and Windows Media Audio documents. It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract metadata from Windows Media files. Windows Media Technologies is the name for the products, product components and services from Microsoft that give you the ability to create, deliver, and play streaming files in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF). ASF is an extensible file format designed to store synchronized multimedia data. Audio and/or Video content compressed with a wide variety of codecs can be stored in an ASF file and played back with the Windows Media Player, streamed with Windows Media Services or optionally packaged with Windows Media Rights Manager. More information about Advanced Systems Format can be found at Microsoft website.

WPD-WordPerfect

Corel WordPerfect 8.0-Download WPIFilter.exe and WPIFilter.reg. Run the WPIFilter.exe and import WPIFilter.reg

XML eXtensible Markup Document

QuiLogic-XML IFilter enables crawling of documents containing xml based data. Our filter technology enables users to search and index arbitrary structured xml files based on content. Likewise VISIO or Excel files can be saved as xml files and indexed with the help of our XML IFilter component.

Microsoft. The Extensible Markup Language (XML) content filter enables crawling of documents that have an .xml extension. Before use, the administrator must register the file on the server.

3 Tier Technology-Contact Robert Stoneman (rstoneman@3tt.com.au). 3TT???s XML iFilter has a configuration file that allows you to fine tune the properties you wish to index.

XMP-variety of graphics files XMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PS, EPS, PSD, AI and SVG.

iFilterShop.com-XMP IFilter lets you index image files such as GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PS, EPS, PSD, AI and SVG. It extends Microsoft Index Server to extract metadata from Adobe XMP compatible files. XMP IFilter supports Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, Microsoft Site Server and all other products based on Microsoft Index Server.

PixVue.com-The current version of PixVue provides XMP & IPTC IFilter support for JPG & TIFF. PixVue v2.0 provides IFilter support for all common camera raw formats: BAY, CR2, CRW, DCR, KDC, KQP, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAW, SRF & X3F.

ZIP & RAR

4-share.com-4-Share is the home of ZFilter, the ZIP Indexing Filter for Windows Servers. ZFilter is an installable iFilter which extracts indexable text and properties from compressed zip files. This allows full-text searching for compressed files in document libraries and portal content sources. ZFilter is fully compatible with SharePoint Portal Server and Team Services, and works with files created with any zip-compatible software such as PKZip or WinZip.

Alnasoft-Archive IFilter is a Microsoft-based technology that enables extraction of textual data from archive files of supported formats for indexing purposes. Alna has released a new advanced search component Archive IFilter 1.0. Archive IFilter is the next step in the development of the Alna IFilter product family, which includes MSG IFilter and DGN IFilter. The Archive IFilter extends Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and all other products based on top of Microsoft Indexing Server by providing the customer with seamless control over different types of archives. Archive IFilter looks inside archive files and indexes all valuable information so that users can easily search for the text within archived files. File formats supported are ZIP and RAR.

Citeknet's ZIP 0.7 IFilter for Compressed (zipped) files

iFilterShop.com-Zip IFilter lets you index content of ZIP archive files. It extends Microsoft Indexing Service to extract all valuable information from the files stored inside ZIP archive. This information includes archived directory names, list of the archived files, their metadata and content. It indexes files within archive as if they were unpacked. Out of the box Zip IFilter indexes archived Microsoft Office, HTML and plain text files. It is fully compatible with other IFilter components. Its functionality can be further extended by installing IFilters from IFilterShop or other providers. Zip IFilter also supports recursive indexing of ZIP archives included in the archive. Zip IFilter indexes archives created with any compression program that uses PKWARE compression format such as WinZip or PKZIP. Zip IFilter supports Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Site Server, Exchange, SQL Server and all other products based on Microsoft Indexing Service technology.

ZipTV Archive Filter -Search thousands of archives in seconds. Archive IFilter for Microsoft Platforms with Indexing Software. ZipTV Archive Filter is an IFilter implementation to filter contents and meta-data of all popular archive file formats like ZIP, RAR, ACE etc. from the widely used DOS/ Win95/98/NT/2000/Unix utilities. This, in combination with Microsoft Indexing and Search services, opens up great possibilities to effect lightning fast text search of your archive file contents. Moreover you can now take advantage of the powerful query language features, such as boolean queries, query by document property etc., to search your archives for filenames, contents, metadata and comments. ZipTV Archive Filter supports Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Site Server, Exchange, SQL Server and all other products based on Microsoft Indexing Service technology Search archives even from the convenience of Windows Search screen using filenames, meta-data, text, archive comment, OLE document properties etc. Works with multi-volume / multi-part / nested, SPLIT / Enhanced Deflate / Def64X ZIP, JAR, CAB, LHA, LZH, TAR, GZIP, GZipTar, BH BlakHole, UUE / XXE / ENC, RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, TGZ(Unix), Z, and many SFXs. Also supports Unicode RAR archives and huge (over 4 GB) files. Get instant access to Archived Documents. Ideal for Archive Managemet and Document Management. Highly configurable to suit your system needs. Comprehensive documentation and highly useful illustrations are provided to make your archive content search easier. You are free to distribute the trial version of ZipTV Archive Filter installation package. Microchip Data Systems offers free technical support to all registered users through e-mails. Visit www.ziptv.com for up-to-date information on our products and upgrades to ZipTV Archive Filter.

 

 

 

 

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