January 12, 2005

Yahoo Desktop Search

Writing about web page http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/01/yahoo-desktop-search-is-now-available.html

Amit Agarwal has as a piece on the new desktop search tool from Yahoo. I’ve been using Copernic for the past few weeks, having sampled and subsequently ditched similar offerings from Google and Microsoft. The Yahoo interface isn’t as ‘pretty’ as that of Copernic, as regards functionality, it’s fine. The ability to preview media files from within its Preview Pane is a welcome addition.

Desktop search tools are a godsend for anyone who’s managed to amass vast amounts of data on the PC. Yahoo’s offering currently gets my vote, though that may soon change given the much welcome competition in the market. (It’s also free, for those who need an extra incentive to give it a go).


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  1. Overdo

    I like using Windows Explorer, I find it <5 seconds usually for me to find the file I'm wanting without resorting to any search function. If i can't remember where it is, I definitely won't remember its name so searching for it won't really help :)

    Hint – in Explorer right click a folder, choose Rename (This may help you overcome your need for a search tool when used correctly)

    12 Jan 2005, 20:19

  2. Overdo

    I like using Windows Explorer, I find it less than 5 seconds usually for me to find the file I'm wanting without resorting to any search function. If i can't remember where it is, I definitely won't remember its name so searching for it won't really help :)

    Hint – in Explorer right click a folder, choose Rename (This may help you overcome your need for a search tool when used correctly)

    PS: The posting here really sucks if you can't type the symbol next to M on the keyboard, it just removed the entire rest of the sentence in the first post. Grrr

    12 Jan 2005, 20:21

  3. As regards speed, windows search doesn't come close to such tools, on my machine anyway. It's incredibly quick & easy to use bring up the tool using a keyboard shortcut and type in what you want. Results appear instantly, with the options revised as you're typing. Creating an elaborate filing system using folders is fine, but it can become unwieldy and difficult to navigate with time.

    12 Jan 2005, 20:53


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