Copernic Unleashes Desktop Search Tool
Copernic Technologies Inc. today announced Copernic Desktop Search (CDS), “The Search Engine For Your PC.” Copernic has used the experience gained from over 30 million downloads of its Windows-based Web search software to develop CDS, a desktop search product that users are saying is far superior to anything on the market today. With this announcement, Copernic is poised to face Microsoft and Google in the battle for desktop search supremacy.
Search Engine Lowdown had the scoop on Copernic’s plan to Launch a Desktop Search Tool back in July:
Copernic is secretly testing a new product to be called Desktop Indexer. The tool, currently in beta testing, will offer direct and integrated desktop and web search capabilities within Windows.
The finished version will not be available until the Fall, but it will offer:
* sub-second searches of files and emails and their contents on your hard drive and the Internet.
* search for online and offline content with a single click thanks to its user-friendly interface.
* the Desktop Indexer search box conveniently integrates with the Windows taskbar and the Internet Explorer toolbar.
CDS brings the power of a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use search engine right to your PC and allows you to instantly search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored anywhere on your PC hard drive. Using a streamlined, intuitive user interface, CDS executes sub-second searching of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, Acrobat PDF’s, all popular music, picture and video formats, contacts, browser history, and favorites. CDS features a seamlessly integrated pre-viewer that instantly provides you with a view of the file or email you’re looking for. The pre-viewer highlights all search terms and automatically scrolls to the first use of these terms in a document, eliminating the frustration of having to sort through endless text to pinpoint the words you are searching for.
“Google understands search. Microsoft understands software. Copernic understands both [NICE QUOTE], and has eight years of experience in building extremely powerful yet incredibly easy-to-use search software,” said David M. Burns, CEO of Copernic. “Desktop search can be complex, but we took the time to analyze the trade-offs and get it right. We’ve created a clean, friendly, well- tested product that won’t intimidate or confuse new users, and that doesn’t contain extraneous bells and whistles. By focusing on the core search experience, Copernic has produced a product, CDS, that will quickly become the desktop search standard against which all others are judged.”