Samurai Search 4+

Search plain text & PDF files‪.‬

Michael Rourke

    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free



Find | grep for iOS. Including PDF Search.

Search source code, plain text files and PDF files on your iOS device or in iCloud/USB/SMB, then open matched files in your favourite editing/viewing app.

Supports flexible search options, including regular expressions (for plain text files). Files searched can be selected from standard or custom text file types.

Search folders can be selected from On My iPad, iCloud Drive or external file providers (e.g SMB/USB folder). Saved search folders are retained by the app where possible.

Note some third party file providers don’t currently provide external folder access (eg Google Drive and Dropbox).

If an iCloud Drive folder is selected, the Download iCloud Files option will appear. 

This option, when enabled, will download iCloud files in selected iCloud Drive folders that match the file type (file extension) criteria, if they are known, yet not downloaded on the device.

Typically this needs to be only run once before a set of search queries. For this reason the option resets after use. It is re-enabled if the file type criteria are changed. It can also be enabled manually.

What’s New

Version 1.21

• Rate/Review now opens app store on appropriate page. Please try it! :-)

Please contact me if you have any comments, issues or suggestions. Thank you. Michael

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

LorenAmelang ,

Wow! Solves the iCloud 'not downloaded' problem!

'Files' on my iPad will search 'Contents' of iCloud files, but it only sees the files that are currently downloaded. Even after various tricks that supposedly force downloads, it doesn't see the new files (yet?)...

Samurai with the download option sees all the hits in the folder, quickly and simply, with option to share to reader apps.

Thank You!

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Rourke, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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