Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Desktop Search Tool: X1 Enterprise Client

OK... another very useful tool that I use and now depend on for my everyday work: X1 Desktop Search <download here>.

It helps you search for those lost documents that you saved about a month ago, but don't know where. You can search your Email Inbox (works with POP3 and IMAP), Sent Items and other Email Folders. You can also search for Files, Pictures, Music, Outlook Calendar Events, Outlook Tasks, Outlook Contacts and your whole HDD.

This used to be a paid application... now it is free. Here's a screenshot

How do you use it: The idea is that you type what you want to search for (e.g. Financials) and it automatically searches the hard drive for you. You don't even have to hit Enter, and it will display a preview of the file (exactly where the word was found).

I also tried Yahoo Desktop (They OEM'ed X1, with the difference that Yahoo's crashes all te time), and Google Desktop (which was not as flexible as X1).

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