Copernic’s Desktop Search Tool

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Copernic released its Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) 1.1, a new and improved version of its critically-acclaimed desktop search product.

CDS enables users to instantly search their personal files, emails and attachments, as well as pictures, music, and videos. The company also announced that CDS 1.0 has been named as an “Editor’s Choice” by CNET in a review that included desktop search products from Google, Microsoft (Lookout), Hotbot, Blinkx, and X1.

In the CNET review, CDS was lauded as being “fast and easy to navigate,” and its interface was described as “the best of the desktop search engines.” With CDS 1.1, users will benefit from an even more refined search experience, thanks to performance optimizations, new customization options, user interface improvements, and better compatibility.

“The response we’ve had from users, analysts, the press, and many sophisticated bloggers since the launch of CDS is simply amazing, and the recent recognition as Editor’s Choice by CNET is another great validation of our product,” said David Burns, Copernic CEO. “We improved CDS by listening carefully to our user’s feedback. For those seeking the absolute best desktop search experience available, we are already the clear market leader. And we will continue innovating to further increase our competitive edge. CDS 1.1 is just a beginning.”

Improvements in CDS 1.1 include:

Performance – Faster scanning of Outlook emails and contacts; better monitoring of computer resource usage to pause the indexer as soon as another application requires CPU time

Customization – Scheduled indexing options now customizable for each category with specific minute/hour/day intervals; new option to configure custom music, picture, and video file types

User Interface – Ability to perform one query in multiple windows simply by clicking on category buttons; improved and faster loading of preview pane with easier access to contextual commands for email attachments

Compatibility – Better compatibility with Office 2000

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