Tuesday, October 19, 2004


A number of bloggers (for example, Jim Blizzard) have written about an alternative to Google Desktop Search called X1. Having played with the trial version, I agree; it is much better with a clean, standalone UI. There is a downside: it costs $74.95, but in the long-run I think it'll be worthwhile.

A comment pointed me to Copernic, who produce a free Desktop Search Engine. It is still indexing my disks, but I really like what I see so far. Notice how well integrated into Windows it is with a search text box appearing in the task bar.


Anonymous said...

Something has good as X1 but free is Copernic Desktop Search.


Simon Chapman said...

Thanks. I'd seen it mentioned a few times, but did not realise there was a free version. I also did not realise how good it is. I like the way it adds the seach box to the taskbar.