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.