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What is the currently best Desktop Search software?

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Do you really expect there will be a version 7 ??
-Curt (March 16, 2008, 01:49 PM)
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Good point, but rumours are floating around out there (or at least were 18 months ago):

Avanquest ... seem to specialise in good ideas that then die a quiet death which continuing to sell the products.

I think they are basically acting as a reseller these days -Carol Haynes (March 16, 2008, 01:56 PM)
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My own guess is that they take over a lot of failing software businesses/products and then market them pretty successfully at low prices .. and probably make money because their investment in further development is strictly limited.

I've been using Copernic Desktop Search since ages and not found a better one yet, though the latest versions seem to eat up 100% CPU for no reason relatively often, forcing me to kill the process when I need to do something more important.

I'm also using AvaFind, of which I bought the Pro version yesterday since I wanted to add network search capability. I know it's not being developed anymore since a long time, but I still haven't found a better replacement for it. It's just extremely fast when you know the filename or extension you need (esp. when using shift-esc to pop it up). No other solution has popped up faster for me, except for FARR, which serves another purpose.

It is good to know that Ava Find works for someone, because when I tried it "File Edit View Tools Help" stayed greyed out and unreachable for ever, so I was unable to do any settings, but gave up all of the project.

My version of PowerDesk Pro is © 1998-2005 - Any newer ones? 

Maybe 'someone' will download the supposedly new trial and tell what version's number it is?  :tellme:
-Curt (March 16, 2008, 01:49 PM)
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