Speed up your searches with Wise JetSearch

Search your computer and external drives with this nimble program.

Windows comes with its own built-in search feature, but many users find it to be slow and cumbersome. As its name suggests, Wise JetSearch is a speedy alternative that can quickly search for files and folders in a variety of locations. We think it's a great choice for anyone who's looking for an alternative to the built-in Windows option.

Wise JetSearch has an attractive and very simple interface. A drop-down menu reveals a series of check boxes from which you select the drives you want to search. There's a field where you enter your search terms, including file extensions and wild cards. Click the search button, and Wise JetSearch will scan the selected locations and return its results in a matter of seconds. When not in use, Wise JetSearch appears as a thin blue rectangle at the top of the screen; mouse over it and it expands to a search box, only bringing up the full interface once you've run a search.

Wise JetSearch has little in the way of documentation, and users who aren't familiar with the use of wild cards and other search strategies would do well to look for a little more information elsewhere. Overall, though, Wise JetSearch is incredibly easy for just about anyone to use. It's worth a try if you need a search tool that's nimbler (and more attractive) than Windows provides.

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