Depeche View Realtime Text Research

loads all text files from a folder, showing all content in one window. It is used to search and analyze huge amounts of text (source code, CSV data, log files or documentation) at high speed with the smallest possible effort.

  • fast text file search tool for Windows (XP/Vista/7/8).
  • loads all text files from a folder, showing all content in one window as one large text.
  • fly over everything just by dragging your mouse.
  • soft scrolling by the mouse wheel.
  • search and analyze thousands of text files (source code, tab separated data, log files) as you type and click.

    Current Version: 1.7.3     (recent changes)

    Depeche View Lite is Freeware

    and can search up to 100 files, or 30 MB of text data.
    It is fully portable, requiring no installation.

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    Depeche View Professional

    can load any number of text files, allows instant text editing, user scripts on hotkeys, .zip file content loading and costs EUR 39.95.

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    The Depeche View Mobile Book

    contains the full documentation, optimized for
    convenient reading on your smartphone.

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  • Please read the first steps PDF describing basic usage.
  • You may also read the flyer PDF describing all features in detail.
  • The current press release text is available as PDF here.

All In One Window: The Total Text Perspective.

Depeche View is the world's only application that shows thousands of text files in a single window, allowing a realtime flight over huge amounts of text.

Classical Text Editor or IDE

  • One tab per text file.
  • Surfing over a thousand files not possible.
Depeche View

  • All in one view, no tabs needed.
  • Just click into the text, then drag the mouse to fly over everything.

All In One Window, Three Times Side By Side.

Depeche View does not only show everything in one window, it can also provide multiple points of view to the same global text perspective, in multiple windows.

And that's what you need everyday: read two parts of text side by side, no matter if it's in the same file, or in two separate files - to track dependencies between text, or to quickly copy and modify text parts between files.

Forget about dragging window borders. Depeche View comes with a fixed window layout. New windows are created by a click on the create view button, and are arranged instantly side by side, as shown above - because that's what everyone needs, everyday.

One Click Horizontal Tiling. Click or press F2 to toggle horizontal tiling:

Again, no dragging of window borders. Depeche View does what you need, instantly.


Find As You Type.

Why open a dialogue, then type something, then press ENTER for every searched word? What a waste of time! Depeche View finds everything instantly as you type.

Type a word into the FIND mask at the screen bottom.

As soon as you stop typing, you get the list of results, no matter in what text file.

Clicking into one of the result lines jumps to that text location.

Press INSERT to clear the FIND mask, then type the next word to search.

Find As You Click.

If you want to search a word which is displayed already on screen, most text editors offer to select this by a double click, and then search it by some hot key. This is a two step operation that actually requires three input events. Repeated a hundred times a day, it's another waste of time.

With Depeche View, a single SHIFT+click on a word searches it instantly, across all files, either in the current window, or in a second window (by SHIFT+right click). This allows realtime jumping through huge amounts of text, searching many different words in the shortest possible time.


Filter Text In Realtime.

With Depeche View, you can list all search results instantly, across all loaded text files. To do so,

press the Filter Button, or press CONTROL+A like "All Results".

Instantly, you get All Results In One View, also called a Filtered View over all text files.

You see both the names of files where the word was found, as well as the actual text lines with the word.

To jump to any of these locations, simply click into a result line. The Filtered View is closed, and you land instantly at the selected text location.

One Click Copy or Bookmark.

Fast text research requires elimination of two-step operations. In Depeche View, words or phrases can be copied to the clipboard instantly by a single click, while keeping the CONTROL key pressed.

As soon as the CONTROL key is released, the phrase is copied. The same applies to bookmarking: keep ALT pressed, click on a word, done.

One Click Interface Revolution.

Depeche View is proud to break with slow, cumbersome standards used by classical text editors, Notepad/Word, or Intergrated Development Environments. Instead, it comes with a unique one-click user interface, optimized for one thing only - speed, speed, and nothing but speed.

Of course, this requires a short training. You have to remember three keys:

  • SHIFT key together with a mouse button Searches Text.
    Remember that both SHIFT and Search start with "S".
  • CONTROL key together with a mouse button Copies Text.
    Remember that both CONTROL and Copy start with "C".
  • ALT key together with a mouse button Adds Another Bookmark.

And unlike any editor, Depeche View actually uses all three mouse buttons:

  • LEFT MOUSE BUTTON searches or copies in the current view.
  • RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON searches in a different view at the right side.
  • MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON searches in a different view at the left side.

Furthermore, to fly over a thousand text files, just keep the left mouse button pressed, then drag your mouse vertically. This is the way smartphones and touch pads do it nowadays, and it's the way Depeche View did it always.


Further reading:

Image material for print magazines and blogs:

All images can be used in whole, in part or in post-processed form within articles about Depeche View.

Depeche View box shot as transparent PNG

Depeche View box shot as white background JPEG

Box shot front background image as PNG

Box shot skyless front image transparent PNG

Flying over text at high speed

Alternative schematic image as PNG, or skyless

Text landscape without airplane as PNG
e.g. for recombination with STW-154 models below

StahlWorks STW-154 Supersonic Search Plane

Eye catching airplane model for articles.

Views from multiple angles in one transparent PNG

Depeche View GUI elements as a

transparent highres image

for easy reference within articles.
(Not all elements shown are used in the program)

The Depeche View One Click Input Scheme:

Instead of using assistance mode with the function popup menu, basic features like word search, copy or bookmark creation can all be done by one click combined with Shift, Control or Alt.

This image gives an overview of this scheme with three views (windows) and a mouse.

schematic overview PNG     plain version without text

Runs on:
Windows 7-10
Windows Vista
Windows XP
supporting 32 and
64 bit Windows.


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