This interesting tool is basically a Web crawler with sophisticated search capabilities, though you might think of it as a search engine optimized for Web files. It has a colorful, efficient dialog for an interface, with icon-based navigation, check boxes for search options, and a tabbed display window. The Help file also offers links to Web-based documentation, including an FAQ file and a user's manual in PDF format. The program is easy to use: simply enter your root URL, your search terms, and your options, and Inspyder Finder quickly finds and displays results with both address and text excerpts. We especially like the ability to securely edit protected pages as well as exclusion lists.
Inspyder Finder's free trial version is limited to 10-page crawls; the full version costs $29.95. It works in Windows versions up to Vista; we tried it Windows 7 but an issue with Microsoft's .NET Framework prevented a proper installation. Nevertheless, it's a handy tool that can make Web site maintenance easier, and it's worth a look.