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9:43 am on Jan 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The out of box experience has been pretty good so far. Looks like this might be the one we've been waiting for . I really like the indexing options.

Configure indexing options on a directory by directory basis, including:
Never index
Index only filenames and sizes
Index filenames, sizes, and file contents

I'll give it a shot for a week. I currently am using LookOut from Microsoft and pretty satisfied with it.

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Yahoo failed comparing to Copernic desktop search tool. Same reason why I removed Google search and kept Copernic;

Copernic is the only tool who index mapped network drives! I have tons of document saved on main server and Yahoo/Google won't index network drives. Very bad. Please fix it. Until then I cannot use anything else than Copernic (which is very good).

My opinion:

Copernic - 10
Yahoo - 8 (because of some really nice features)
Google - 3

Copernic is winning the race for now...

12:31 pm on Jan 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wow...I like the interface and all the features. But this time I am going to play it safe, and wait 'till a desktop search is OUT of BETA.
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will google give similar option in next few days?
1:56 pm on Jan 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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it's unable to search deep in messages the way Google does
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google is by far the best even if it doesn't have feature x and feature y. they are useless anyway. only if it worked with other browsers than IE (i mean especially its caching of browsed web pages)
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>>feature x and feature y. they are useless anyway.

You don't know what it means to keep your data on servers and local drives, etc.. useless for you, that would sound better.

Its not enough for me if a tool can only work with drives C: and D:, sorry, that was fine 10 years ago.

5:14 pm on Jan 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just installed mine and it started downloading newsgroup messages?
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you can remove drives or directories using built-in function. and you can add new drives by registry editing ... just try googling for "gds tips" .. but i believe things like this will be included in final version
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I am pretty comfotable with the Microsoft Desktop search tool, known as the MSN Toolbar Suite.
8:18 pm on Jan 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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so is it G bashing time? Does WebmasterWorld love bashing anyone that produces good easy to use software, just becuase they aren't the underdog?
9:55 am on Jan 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I like it. The desktop search works like a desktop application instead of trying to mimic a web page interface. Much easier to use. The keyboard shortcuts are essential and well executed.

Tap the Control key a few times to bring up Yahoo! Desktop Search. Enter your search term and results appear in real-time as you type. Brett, you may like LookOut. If you plan to keep that as your primary, YDS could be used to check your "archive" e-mails so that LookOut maintains only the most recent e-mail. I only keep the last 10,000 messages in my current Outlook, then the rest get archived.

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so is it G bashing time?

You might want to look at the top of the page and check what forum you are in. And then tell me how discussing the pros and cons of a Yahoo application in a Yahoo forum should be considered Google bashing?

12:22 pm on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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After reading what FridayNight said in hes first post I downloaded Copernic 2. And yes I agree with FridayNight Copernic wins the battle big time it's a great app.

This is what FridayNight said in hes first post:


FridayNight

Yahoo failed comparing to Copernic desktop search tool. Same reason why I removed Google search and kept Copernic;

Copernic is the only tool who index mapped network drives! I have tons of document saved on main server and Yahoo/Google won't index network drives. Very bad. Please fix it. Until then I cannot use anything else than Copernic (which is very good).

My opinion:

Copernic - 10
Yahoo - 8 (because of some really nice features)
Google - 3

Copernic is winning the race for now...

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5:54 pm on Jan 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been trolling various forums devoted to desktop search stuff, looking for someone who has experience using both the new consumer desktop search apps, as well as some of the mainstay DS products designed for businesses.

Someone mentioned Copernic's ability to search mapped network drives. ISYS:desktop has been doing this for more than a decade, so this isn't exactly new. Granted, we only sell to businesses that require 'feature x and y' (and the price tag reflects that). But it seems like some of you are using these tools for business purposes. So, I'm looking for any input on how well the consumer stuff stacks up against the business apps.

Thoughts?

Cheers,
Dave

3:42 pm on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So why Copernic and not Yahoo?

Copernic: I like the interface, good layout simple and easy to use. The preview pane is great. Fast Performance.

Yahoo: Layout ok. Preview pane I have to say is a lot more better than Copernic a lot. Searching and Indexing Performance seems a bit poor to me.

10:28 am on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I installed Yahoo desktop search, and it does an annoying thing of randomly opening from time to time when I don't want it.

The problem is so annoying that I'm going to uninstall it. Is anyone else on WebmasterWorld seeing this. I know some of my colleagues are getting the same problem.

Is this Yahoos attempt at forcing people into using their software?