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masu:
What is the currently best Desktop Search software?

taichimaster:
I have tried GDS, WDS (MSN), Copernic and Yahoo desktop search.

I ultimately settled on WDS because I have a lot of CHM files that I want to index and AFAIK only WDS support IFilters that could index those.   I believe GDS also has a plugin that indexes CHM but I prefer a rich client to a browser interface.  Also, from my own experience, WDS gives more accurate search results (though a little slower) and its index size is smaller than GDS.

I would also recommend Copernic as they have a very nice interface and a very good search term highlighting in its preview pane which WDS doesn't have.  Copernic also exposes COM API allowing third party developers to create plug-ins enabling new file type but I couldn't find any out there.

jgpaiva:
What is the currently best Desktop Search software?
-masu (February 12, 2006, 05:27 AM)
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Since you've got the word search in your question, i'd say it was google  :tellme:
I've only used google desktop search, and it's very good, is there anyone who uses another software like this?

brotherS:
I'm very happy with GDS (Google Desktop Search) in combination with Locate (read http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1385.0)! Everyone should test Locate, it's awesome!

m_s:
As far asI know, Archivarius is the only one that indexes The Bat! email - I expect someone will make a GDS plugin eventually - there used to be one, but the author himself said it was buggy.  You might like to take a look at my mini-review of Archivarius: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1046.0

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