fURI is designed to make it quick and easy to find files and information stored on your own computer and out on different sources on the Internet. Given a few simple instructions, fURI can automatically gather together a complete list of all music, movie, picture, program or other files it finds on web pages or FTP servers. fURI can also search text documents and web pages for useful information when supplied with a set of key words to look for - either on the Internet, or your personal computer.
You can stop and start running searches at any time, continuing the same search after a brief delay, or restarting a saved search at any point in the future. On search completion, fURI displays a customizable readout with Internet links to every file and information resource that its discovered. Using built-in tools its possible to change the visual formatting of the results page (and the mark-up language it's presented in) in a single-click action. This makes sharing your search results straightforward and flexible, with the option to save them as a standard web page, XML document, or in one of five popular web forum languages. fURI can create a complete database schema, and populate it with values taken from the results of any search you perform. This could be used as the basis for a file or text search engine, and is easily configurable, supporting SQL instructions in Oracle and MySQL query language dialects. For web searches, fURI records a response code for each page it encounters, making it possible to track down common problems for website visitors. It can also be set to record other specific details, such as any email addresses it finds, or whether a particular page was ignored on the basis of robot.txt or meta-tag filters that you may have applied. You can set rules, such as a group of letters or numbers that every web page address should contain, begin, or end with, and store a list of any passwords that fURI should supply if it comes across protected web pages.