AKS-Labs has released Advanced PDF manager, a combination of PDF search and PDF-to-text converting tool designed to help users obtain information from PDFs.
Advanced PDF Manager includes three key features: preview pane, custom search options, and the ability to generate reports. Applied to a document search, Preview helps users to browse through search results without opening each file. It shows a small piece of the file, and it highlights the keywords that it has found. Using the Custom Search Option, users do not have to specify search parameters every time they do new search. The ability to generate reports is designed to help users find some documents and generate search report that will contain citations from found files and other information. The report is an .htm file, so it can be printed, sent by email, or put into an archive. Advanced PDF Manager also allows users to run a search query with a keyword specified as a regular expression with simple syntax, that includes "+," "-," and "exact phrase" tokens and there is a "search in zip" checkbox that uncovers PDFs that are in zip archives.
Advanced PDF Manager has standard abilities to search files by size and by date, as well as the ability to search in several folders. It can also be used to retrieve non-pdf files, such as .htm pages or .doc files. Advanced PDF Manager personal edition costs $60 and the evaluation version can be downloaded from www.aks-labs.com