Yahoo released its free desktop search tool for lightning fast searches through Outlook folders and documents on your computer. It’s following closely behind the Google Desktop and the MSN Toolbar Suite.
Yahoo purchased very appealing technology from X1 for its desktop search program. The interface is intuitive and the program produces results literally as you type in the search terms. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft unveiled the MSN Toolbar Suite on Monday, its new free program for searching Outlook folders and the contents of your My Documents folder. This follows shortly after the release of Google Desktop. Here’s a news article about the release, and here’s a lengthy description of its features.
There are modest differences between the two. […] continuedRead more
There’s lots of companies that are almost ready to help you search for things on your computer.
Google introduced Google Desktop Search last month – fast searches through Outlook folders and files in your My Documents folder. (Scroll down to October 14 for my first thoughts on Google’s software.)
Microsoft is working on free toolbars that will appear in Outlook and on your desk for similar searches. […] continuedRead more
Two events this week will get more attention than they deserve.
First, Microsoft will unveil the final version of its search service, MSN Search, aimed squarely at Google. Here’s an article about the launch. Unless there are some features hidden in it that I’m overlooking, it’s a wholly unimpressive competitor. […] continuedRead more
The Google Desktop is a free program that indexes and searches your Outlook folders and the documents on your computer.
This will have more of an impact on your world than you suspect.
From an icon down by the clock, you can instantly search every incoming and outgoing e-mail message, all of your documents, instant messenger chats, and the contents of every web page you view. […] continuedRead more
Google is one of the world’s best-known brands; it also supplies the technology powering searches done from scores of other web sites. As you might imagine, lots of web sites want to be the next Google.Read more
I’ve been using X1 to do lightning-fast searches through e-mail and contacts in Outlook, and files on my computer and on the network. A new version will be released next week that adds the ability to search for phrases, enhanced Boolean AND/OR/NOT searches, and some other tricks. It’s a pleasure to use, but a bit pricey at $99. […] continuedRead more
There’s a new utility being developed that might be your new best friend.
X1 indexes Outlook e-mail and contacts, as well as all your files, and does lightning-fast searches for words in them.
Some of you have just had adrenaline shoot into your body. I did when I read about it. […] continuedRead more
Amazon.com has unveiled its own search engine, www.a9.com. Search results are drawn from Google as well as Amazon, and include search results from inside books indexed by Amazon. If you sign in with your Amazon account, you can store your search history, annotate web pages, and even see a history of web sites visited. […] continuedRead more
If you use MSN’s web search for “linux windows,” it returns sixteen web pages with both those words on them. Try it!
If you use Google for the same search, it returns almost nine million web pages.Read more
Google has added a new service that will make you go, hmm.
Do a Google search for your home phone number. Type in the number like this: 707-xxx-xxxx.
If the number is listed in the phone book, you’ll instantly get back your name, your address, and links to maps that will helpfully display exactly where your house is. […] continuedRead more
I have a lot of information stored in my Outlook folders. Maybe you’re in the same position – dozens of subfolders, or 5,000 messages in your Inbox that you plan to organize as soon as you have time.Read more
This article starts out by explaining the different approaches chosen by Google, Yahoo, and AltaVista for indexing the Internet – and makes it easier to understand why Google is so scarily accurate. It drifts a bit at the end, but the first half is interesting reading.[…] continued Read more
I keep searching for the perfect way to index Outlook and my documents so information can be found easily. I’ve been using 80-20 Retriever, which integrates with Outlook, updates its index every night, and comes up with pretty good results. A bit quirky, but not bad.Read more