I have a huge .doc (Microsoft Word) file (several megabytes) and I need to search it on my iPhone. I have tried like 5 different editors and readers to no avail.

Is there any application that allows searching in .doc files?

  • Which specific apps have you tried already? And by doc you mean Microsoft Word I assume? – nohillside Oct 8 '12 at 5:21
  • Yes, microsoft word. I have tried Files, and couple other editors I don't remember as I deleted them. – Dvole Oct 8 '12 at 5:43
  • Do you just need to search/lookup or also to edit the files? – nohillside Oct 8 '12 at 5:53
  • @patrix only search and go to the page with found phrase – Dvole Oct 8 '12 at 6:01
  • You have an historic of purchased applications in the App Store: Updates > Purchase. A list of the things you tried will save us time to help you. – Loïc Wolff Oct 8 '12 at 8:52

The app "Documents" referred to above is a good option. It searches inside the documents whether the files are PDF, docx, etc… It sports a clean interface and plenty of remote connection options. And not to mention, it's free with no ads!

Give it a go and see if it fits your needs.


I have found an app for that. It is called QuickOffice, it costs 14.99$ and I had to break file into three to make it work. But the search is there and it works.


there's a program called "documents" in app store (its free) that lets you search for the word you want =]

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    There are several apps matching "Documents" in the App Store. Can you provide some more details (including a link) and also describe how this apps can be used to search through Word documents? – nohillside May 22 '13 at 5:30

Documents by Readdle is the app and it is very simple to use

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