VAST for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.1
  • (6)
  • Security Status

Very advanced search tool

VAST is a great, free software only available for Windows, that belongs to the category Software utilities with subcategory Files (more specifically Search Utilities).

More about VAST

VAST is available for users with the operating system Windows 98 and former versions, and you can download it in English. Its current version is 1.0 and it has been updated on 6/29/2006.Since we added this software to our catalog in 2006, it has obtained 1,384 downloads, and last week it achieved 4 downloads.About the download, VAST is a slick program that will require less storage than the average program in the section Software utilities. It's very heavily used in countries such as Germany and Canada.

VAST is a user friendly and powerful search tool which will enhance the efficiency of your searches, on the Internet, on your PC and on a local network and is completely integrated with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7. You can design custom made searchforms - not a '"one-liner" like all the other tools offer - with fields and lookup lists for every searchengine you want. Optionally you can save your searches and reload them with just one mouseclick.

The Google Desktop Search engine is supported as well. The results can be viewed in a Browser, in a Table which can be sorted, grouped and filtered or in an Explorer with thumbnailview. The results in the Table and Explorer can be operated upon using the Windows context menu (i.e. to copy/move, mail or print the listed files, maximum = 5000 files). The results of multiple searches can be added into one list. You can generate a playlist for your favorite mediaplayer as well based on the selected files in the result. Finally the results can be exported to CSV, Excel, HTML or XML.

Also included is a suite of tools to manage your own list of RSS News Channels. You can execute searches against various engines (i.e. E-Bay) and newsgroups (i.e. Google News) generating RSS feeds as a result. MSIE 7.0 users will benefit even more since the two panel mode will allow you to browse through the generated Feed in one panel and display the details in the other.

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  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.1
  • (6)
  • Security Status

User reviews about VAST

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Now I can remember all the options Google has to offer, which are really quite a lot when you have them at hand all the time. Indeed the light version is a bit too limited but for only $15 I got myself a really good search Tool, which I a More


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