Network Team Libraries

Network Team Libraries are libraries which are stored in a central network folder. This allows users to directly connect to the library without downloading local libraries. The downside is that libraries from network devices slow down the indexing and searching process. So it is not recommended to use team network libraries.

If you create a team network library via the advanced settings panel during library creation, you must make sure that the selected network path for the library file is available for all people with whom you want share this library later. Otherwise the colleagues will not be able to connect to this library.

A valid UNC network path looks like: \\server\share

Dropbox Integration – Find documents in the cloud

Indexing cloud drives and folders In general noggle can index and search all folders and files which are accessible via the Windows file explorer. So if you have linked a cloud account as a file share which is accessible via the windows explorer, it is also accessible for noggle. However, often the “linked” cloud folder […]

Text Detection & Extraction in Pictures (OCR)

The app supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR). A tool that allows extracting text from a picture. This proves handy, especially when you need to retrieve image files in noggle like scanned business cards, scanned magazine articles, saved web-pictures or camera snapshots. After Noggle has extracted the text from the pictures in the library, you can search and find your images via the noggle text search.

It is a powerful feature, especially if you use it in combination with your favorite cloud-storage provider like dropbox.

Possible Scenarios:

1) Save images you came across while browsing the web in your dropbox folder via you smartphone. Index the dropbox folder later with your noggle client to be able to retrieve these images via a text search.

2) Scan inbound paper documents and let the scanner save the files “somewhere” in network or cloud. It doesnt matter how the documents are named and you dont even need to tag them. Just let Noggle index the network/cloud folder with these documents as pictures. You can then retrieve these inbound-scanned-paper documents via full textual serach in the noggle application.

The following short tutorial video shows some simple examples:

How to Enable OCR Features (jpg, png, tif)

The integrated Windows TIFF iFilter provides an opportunity to extract text from pictures during the library indexing process. The Windows TIFF iFilter function adds an optical character recognition and image processing interface which will be used while Noggle is indexing a picture.

The OCR engine is not activated by default. Customers who are looking for indexing and searching text in jpg, png or png pictures can enable the integrated Windows functions with the help of the following steps.

To install Windows TIFF IFilter with Windows:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.
  2. Select the Windows TIFF IFilter check box.
  3. Click OK.

Windows 10 Step-By-Step “How To”:

  1. Select Start / Settings / System


2. Select App & features / Scroll down to “Related Settings” / Program and Features


3. Select “Turn Windows features on or off”



4. Check “Windows TIFF IFilter”


5. Windows success message confirms activation


How do you ensure security?

Noggle Security in a nutshell

Each person using Noggle managed services expects their library informtaion to be secure and confidential. We understand how important this is to our customers and work to the best of our abilities to ensure these expectations are met.

In a nutshell:

1) We use AES-256 encryption by default with individual salts to encrypt libraries for sharing.

2) End-To-End encryption from client to client: Decryption is only done on the receiving client – all data in the noggle netword stays encrypted.

3) You can add private encryption keys (“master passwords”) per each library on top of our AES-256 standard encryption layer. These private keys are not stored or recorded in the noggle network.

4) Any personal or individual information related to a library gets obfuscated (library name, owner name, contat information) locally before uploading to the cloud. Even our employees or admins can not see who has shared what as all personal library related information is obfuscated in our noggle vault databases.

5) We decouple owner information from raw library data to add another layer of security. The obfuscated owner information for libraries is not stored in the same place where the raw encrypted library is stored for retrieval.

6) Any client needs to be validated and authorized against our network before a library can be received with the noggle client.

7) Our data storage facilities and data processing servers are located in the European Economic Area (EEA) / European Union. As german company, we are compliant with one of strongest data privacy and data protection laws in the world.

In the unlikely case that our system is penetrated you can feel secure knowing that your private library keys are never stored on our servers; which means the bad guys can’t get access to your shared libraries even if they hack our network. Additionally, any data that is passed through our noggle network is obfuscated and encrypted with the strongest encryption in the industry by default – AES 256.

Please read our detailed security details for more details.

Indexing Cloud Drives and Folder

Indexing cloud drives and folders

In general noggle can index and search all folders and files which are accessible via the Windows file explorer. So if you have linked a cloud account as a file share which is accessible via the windows explorer, it is also accessible for noggle. However, often the “linked” cloud folder only represent synced files. Therefore it is more usefull to connect directly to your cloud drived and index and search all files which are on the cloud drive. Noggle allows indexing cloud drives with ease and just one click.

Direct Dropbox integration available for Noggle

Dropbox is a cloud solution that is great for storing content and information. Finding and using the content stored in Dropbox isn’t easy. That’s why Noggle is such a great addition to your Dropbox experience. Noggle makes it simple and fast to find what is stored and hidden in Dropbox.

Noggle automatically indexes documents and their content within your selected Dropbox folders. Noggle identifies the most relevant items, and visually displays the results – even if these files are not on your computer and only located in the cloud. Noggle finds them and included the search results on your screen.

Here is the Dropbox integration link:

General Solutions

However, you can use tools like NetDrive to connect to your network and cloud folders. This way, you can directly select any folder on Dropbox or Google Drive directly as a noggle path that should be indexed.


Initial Client Setup / How to Setup a Library

Initial Setup And How to Create a Library


You can start building your first library by using the “manage” button.


In the library panel on the right screen, press the “create new” [+] button and provide name and folders for indexing. After saving the first library settings, you can start the indexing process.


Thats it; you have created your first library. The indexing process will run in the background.


In order to share and receive libraries, pleace activate a license via our portal. You can start with a BASIC license for free which comes with basic account registration. After selecting your license type (Basic or Pro) you will receive a activation eMai with an authorization code. If your domain is part of an ENTERPRISE license type, you do not need to buy a seperate license. Just register your noggle account for free – your corporate enterprise license for your Noggle Client will be set automatically! Just wait for a confirmation eMail with your authorization code in your inbox.

You need to navigtate to the configuration screen via the Settings button in the application title bar. Please put in your eMail address, set your password, confirm it and insert the authorization code from the eMail.


By pressing the “Set account Password” button – the client checks for a vaild license and authorizes your application for our managed services. This is only needed once for initial activation.


You are now ready to share an receive libraries via the “share” button if you navigate over the library entries in the library panel after indexing has finished.







Check installed iFilter components

Info:  ** For advanced user only **

When you search the content of files with Noggle, it uses the right search iFilter plugin according to the file extension. The following free utility allows you to easily view the search filters installed on your system and the file extensions that are associated with them, as well as it allows you to easily add or remove file extensions for these filters.

Download Tool to check installed iFilter components

PDF – Indexing on 64bit platforms (Win 7 / Desktop Apps)


This documentation refers to Win7 or Desktop Applications. If you use Noggle via the Windows Store as native UWP app, please refer to the original Win10 article in the knowledge base!

PDF iFilter Interface

Adobe does not bundle the iFilter interface in the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 11.x or DC 64bit. You need to manually activate the Adobe iFilter Add-On in order to be able to index and search PDF documents.

Click here to download and install the Adobe iFilter interface: Activate Adobe iFilter Add-On (64bit, Version 11.x or DC)

You should be fine if you use older versions or have also 32bit Acrobat reader installed. If not, please update in order to also get Noggle index your pdf files.

The Adobe PDF iFilter enables indexing Adobe PDF documents using Noggle indexing clients. This allows the user to easily search for text within Adobe PDF documents. The key benefits include:

  • Integrates with existing operating systems and enterprise tools.
  • Provides an easy solution to search within local Adobe PDF documents.
  • Greatly increases your ability to accurately locate information.

As shown below, the iFilter is either bundled with the product or provided as an add-on. 32-bit Acrobat 9.x-11.x products bundle a 32-bit PDF iFilter. 64-bit product installs require that the add-on be installed separately. If you already have an iFilter plugin from a previous install, reinstall it.

iFilter availability for both Acrobat and Reader
Version 32-bit 64-bit iFilter version and notes
Reader 8.x bundled None Version 6.
Acrobat 8.x bundled bundled Version 6.
All 9.x bundled Add on Version 9. First added in 10.1. 32 bit not in 10.0-10.0.3
10.x bundled Add on Version 9. Security improved with 10.1
11.x bundled Add on Version 11. Updated for 11.x products and its supported platforms.
DC not available Add on Version 11. No change for DC products and their supported platforms.

Where are your servers located?

Our servers are operated in datacenters within the EU.

Please read our security guidelines for more information on security.

Security Guidelines