Copernic Updates Desktop Search Tool
Copernic continues to challenge both Microsoft and Google in the battle for desktop search supremacy today by announcing the immediate availability of Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) 1.1, a new and improved version of its critically-acclaimed desktop search product. CDS enables users to instantly search their personal files, emails and attachments, as well as pictures, music, and videos. The company also announced that CDS 1.0 has been named as an “Editor’s Choice” by CNET in a review that included desktop search products from Google, Microsoft (Lookout), Hotbot, Blinkx, and X1.
In the CNET review, CDS was lauded by CNET editors as being “fast and easy to navigate,” and its interface was described as “the best of the desktop search engines.” With CDS 1.1, users will benefit from an even more refined search experience, thanks to performance optimizations, new customization options, user interface improvements, and better compatibility.
“The response we’ve had from users, analysts, the press, and many sophisticated bloggers since the launch of CDS is simply amazing, and the recent recognition as Editor’s Choice by CNET is another great validation of our product,” said David Burns, Copernic CEO. “We improved CDS by listening carefully to our user’s feedback. For those seeking the absolute best desktop search experience available, we are already the clear market leader. And we will continue innovating to further increase our competitive edge. CDS 1.1 is just a beginning.”
Copernic Desktop Search 1.1 Includes:
* Performance – Faster scanning of Outlook emails and contacts; better monitoring of computer resource usage to pause the indexer as soon as another application requires CPU time
* Customization – Scheduled indexing options now customizable for each category with specific minute/hour/day intervals; new option to configure custom music, picture, and video file types
* User Interface – Ability to perform one query in multiple windows simply by clicking on category buttons; improved and faster loading of preview pane with easier access to contextual commands for email attachments
* Compatibility – Better compatibility with Office 2000
Search engines, portals and browser systems are trying to get off of the Internet and your desktop and into your hard drives, email, and private files. By taking advantage of a basically lame Windows Search tool used by Microsoft since the dawn of MS Windows, huge public monsters like AOL and Google as well as smaller software developers are introducing desktop and email search which is filling the demands of Windows users. Of all the current players in the Desktop Search field, Copernic is one of the first.