📣 Introducing Detektivo: The New (Pro) Add-On for Cockpit on the horizon

Today, I am excited to announce the soon release of Detektivo, a powerful new add-on for Cockpit.

Say goodbye to third-party services like Algolia or Elasticsearch, and say hello to Detektivo, a simple Full-Text Search and Indexing Add-On for Cockpit!

Key Features of Detektivo

Detektivo brings a host of powerful features to Cockpit’s existing capabilities. Some of these exciting features include:

  1. Flexible Storage Engines: By default, Detektivo uses SQLite’s FTS5 storage engine for indexing (great if you prefer no-server setups like Cockpit with MongoLite), but it also supports MeiliSearch for storing and searching content, giving you the flexibility to choose the engine that best suits your needs.
  2. Automated Indexing: Automatically index your content as you add or update it, making it immediately searchable for your users.
  3. Advanced Full-Text Search: Utilize full-text search capabilities with support for fuzzy matching, boolean operators etc.
  4. Customizable Indexing: Choose the specific fields and content types you want to index, allowing you to tailor the search experience to your needs.
  5. API Integration: Seamlessly integrate the full-text search functionality with Cockpit’s existing API, making it easy to incorporate into your existing projects.

A simple but powerful alternative to 3rd party services

For those of you who have relied on third-party services like Algolia or Elasticsearch to provide search functionality, Detektivo offers a comprehensive alternative right out of the box. By integrating full-text search and indexing capabilities directly into Cockpit, you can now manage your content and search functionality all in one place, reducing complexity and streamlining your workflow.

Getting Started with Detektivo

Detektivo is still work in progress, but you can already try and test the nightly dev version:

  1. Download and install the latest dev version from here.
  2. Goto Settings > Detektivo.
  3. Start indexing your content and enjoy the powerful search capabilities right at your fingertips!