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Desktop Search Software

Yahoo! Directory has a complete list of all desktop search programs available today to find documents, email, photos, music, and other files on the PC. Only Filehand was missing in the list.

  • Ask Jeeves Desktop Search - program that allows users to search for files and emails on their computer.

  • blinkx - offers downloadable software that automatically links information from files on your hard disk, and can suggest content from news sites, the Internet, video, and blogs.

  • Copernic Desktop Search - allows users to search their hard drive for files, email, music, or pictures.

  • dtSearch - searches text across a desktop, network, Internet, or intranet site.

  • Enfish - developers of Onespace, a personal desktop portal that integrates personalized information such as email, documents, and other local files with relevant information from the Internet.

  • Filehand Search - allows you to search files and Microsoft Outlook items. The results contain a clickable link to your document, an estimate of the relevance of the found document to your search terms, and an extract of the the document.

  • Google Desktop Search - allows users to search email, files, their web history, and chats.

  • HotBot Desktop - offering a browser toolbar that blocks pop-up windows, searches the web and your local PC, offers RSS news feeds, and more.

  • ISYS Search Software - developers of a program that searches everything from PCs and networks to web sites and intranets.

  • Lookout - plug-in that provides the ability to quickly search for email in Microsoft Outlook.

  • MSN Toolbar Suite Beta - includes a desktop search function to find files, photos, and music on the user's computer. From Microsoft.

  • X1 - searches files and email by specific key words. For Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora and Netscape Mail. Supports network drives indexing. Has an active support forum.

  • Yahoo! Desktop Search - includes a preview feature, ability to sort and refine results, and allows for control of the indexing process.

Even though Desktop Search is so much in the limelight, still doesn't have a "Desktop Search" category.