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Does anyone know of an iPhone / iPad app that can search for specific text within an Excel document.

It needs to be an app that works offline.

I have seen loads that search for file names but they only view the Excel file they don't search within it.

All suggestions greatly appreciated.

asked Aug 24 '13 at 05:58

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Simon H

edited Aug 24 '13 at 09:42


I have Dropbox and Sugarsync installed on my iPhone. Unfortunately they do well searching file names and folder names but neither look inside the file....

Hmm... I'll keep looking.

(Aug 24 '13 at 16:22) AlexMVP AlexMVP's gravatar image

Yeah I've tried dozens of apps but not found any that search within the file.

Thanks for the help.

(Aug 24 '13 at 16:32) Simon H Simon%20H's gravatar image

Ok @simon here ya go. Tested it and it works well. It's called Documents by Readdle. Installed it on my iphone, sync'd it with my Dropbox account. Clicked on Search then tapped "contents". It then asked me if I was sure because it would need to index the files. Once I said yes it ran through the files and I was able to search them.

Have fun. ;)


answered Aug 24 '13 at 16:36

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Thanks @AlexMVP that's just what I was looking for and it works perfect for locally stored files as well.

Was beginning to think I was out off luck.

Thanks again.

(Aug 24 '13 at 17:00) Simon H Simon%20H's gravatar image

@alexmvp nice find. Best part is it's free. Installed it myself. Wow, it's full of features.

(Aug 25 '13 at 11:03) Steve Steve's gravatar image

Docs To Go will search once opened. Not sure what can be used externally on many files.

Regards, J


answered Aug 25 '13 at 09:12

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edited Aug 25 '13 at 09:28

Thanks J, Documents by Readdle does all I need for now but I will keep this in mind.

(Aug 26 '13 at 04:58) Simon H Simon%20H's gravatar image
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