The Syncwerk Webapp offers a search option for the folder you are currently working in. We are extending this with a central search feature allowing you to search for files and folders in a central spot – right in the middle of the header bar.
This search will later get expanded to include search results from users and groups (can be disabled by admin settings). Search results can be filtered by categories.
Central search in the header bar
The search form will be located in the top navigation bar:
Filtering search results
Our goal is to make all content in Syncwerk searchable. This can deliver a ton of results. To navigate search results easier, it will be possible to filter your search results.
Optional: Instant search results
We plan to offer two ways for displaying search results:
While the user is typing, the search will start returning results. This allows users to click on a result without having to navigate to the search results page first.
This option can be turned on and off by the admin to take into account large Syncwerk installations with lots of indexed data.
We currently favour elastic for our new central search. However, we also evaluate other options.