« on: October 26, 2007, 11:40 AM »
I noticed that a number of contributors were praising Archivarius, so I thought I would give it a go. On the site it says, "you may try it in a fully functional version. The trial period is 30 days" After installing it and running it, I discovered that the trial version only indexes 10,000 files ( as well as only allowing 100 accesses). Only 10,000 files is a joke - how can you evaluate a search engine like that??? Of course it will be lightning quick!
Needles to say, Archivarius was instantly removed from my PC and will not be on it again.
Here I must have a rant. I find nothing more irritating and annoying than software being promoted under false pretences. ( a similar ploy is software promoted as being freeware and then you discover it is trialware). Do software purveyors not realise that if you can't trust your first contact with them, you are unlikely to trust them thereafter, and unlikely to do business with them?
Incidentally, I use X1 Enterprise Client Version 5.6.2 which is free and does allow indexing of PST files in any folder, which seems not to be the case with the latest version on their site, 5.6.4, so I have not updated (and still have the setup file). The only problems I find with X1 are that it sometimes corrupts the PST files, and is slow to wake up from the tray. But the searching and previewing are good. So looks like I'm going to stick with it for now.