Aikin Desktop HyperSearch

Aikin Desktop HyperSearch


Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.98
File Size:
4.1MB
Date Added:
August 13, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial)
Operating Systems:
Windows Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
953
Downloads Last Week:
45
Product ranking:
#21 in Search Tools
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • 5 stars

    "Aikin is GREAT!!!"

    August 14, 2013   |   By Mike2060

    Version: Aikin Desktop Search (HyperSearch) 2.0.42

    Pros

    I lost an important email and was not able to find it in the Outlook search engine, however Aikin came to the rescue and found it right away. I called tech support and got friendly and very helpful suggestions.

    Cons

    I wish that Aikin could also give me the source folder to make it easier to find out where the email resided. I had to do a little searching to find this part out. Not a real problem, just would make is easier. It is my understanding that

    Summary

    I highly recommend this product if you do any kind of research on your personal computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm liking this very much."

    August 14, 2013   |   By sarwongy

    Version: Aikin Desktop Search (HyperSearch) 2.0.42

    Pros

    Similar to other reviewers, good results seem to end up on top of list. I'm impressed by its ability to find other potentially related information that isn't written exactly the same. For example I tested its "fuzzy" content search by looking for a document I had with text in it about the Hubble Telescope, but I misspelled it as "Hubel Teliscope", and it found the document instantly, was about 2 items down and told me the words it found and how close together they were. That was really neat.

    I also really like the way they made it so you get quick previews of documents when you click on them instead of taking up a bunch of my visual space with an always open preview pane, but you can pin the preview pane open if you want it open all the time.

    Lastly, I tried the gesture based "context views" they talk about on their website and that was very neat as well since you can look at the context of items quickly and it automatically finds similar and related items for you.

    Cons

    Not a lot so far. The UI is not very flashy.

    Summary

    Graphically, the app is plain, but its extremely fast. It loaded quickly and indexed my items very quickly as well. The results I've been getting have also so far been very impressive. It definitely feels "easier" to find things as I'm not spending so much time now worrying about how I type something in and correcting typos.

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  • 1 stars

    "not very effective"

    August 04, 2013   |   By ms2089

    Version: Aikin Desktop Search (HyperSearch) 2.0.42

    Pros

    large number of hits. Not very selective

    Cons

    i tried to serarch for items that I knew weere recent after indexing. No where near as effective as other search engines

    Summary

    Not really very good unless you exactly enter what you want. Then you don't need search engine

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  • 4 stars

    "Quick & Useful!"

    January 13, 2013   |   By jeleda913

    Version: Aikin HyperSearch 1.0

    Pros

    Very fast searches
    Recognizes even misspelled words
    Relevance listing is usually spot on

    Cons

    Doesn't work with 32 bit OS

    Summary

    I've been using this for a few weeks and LOVE it! Here's an example of why:

    Today I needed to access an archived financial document which I haven't touched in close to 2 years. Because it's been so long, I couldn't remember where I'd stored it, or even the exact name. Normally this would mean manually searching through my archived folders to search for that one file.

    Instead, I opened Aikin, typed in a single key word, and BOOM there it was - number 3 on the search results. It took me seconds to find, instead of easily taking 15 - 20 minutes.

    The only complaint I have (and the reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars) is that it doesn't work with 32 bit OS, so I can't use it at work where I REALLY need it!

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  • 5 stars

    "powerful simplicity"

    January 01, 2013   |   By nulmer57

    Version: Aikin HyperSearch 1.0

    Pros

    Works quickly. Precise and crisp results.
    Its ability to find what you are looking for, even if spelled incorrectly, will stun you at first and then it gets fun.
    Free of bloated clunky features, addware and chattiness.

    Cons

    None noticed so far.

    Summary

    I see great potential for this app; Lawyers, Doctors, Scientists, Academics, and anyone else who has a large pool of information that needs to be rapidly sifted for specific pieces of information.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use and powerful"

    December 29, 2012   |   By kenyamamoto2013

    Version: Aikin HyperSearch 1.0

    Pros

    I can find emails and documents by typing keywords that are not exactly spelled correctly.
    It finds search results instantaneously among thousands of emails and documents.
    Aikin's user interface is simple and easy to use. I don't need to read the user's guide to start using it.
    It's very easy and quick to install.
    I like the email preview window that saves my time.

    Cons

    None. I haven't found anything negative about it.

    Summary

    This is the best desktop search tool I've ever used. I will recommend it to my friends and co-workers.

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  • 5 stars

    "Impressed its relevance ranking"

    December 29, 2012   |   By jamholden77

    Version: Aikin HyperSearch 1.0

    Pros

    Installed quickly
    Scanned my items REALLY quickly. 20K files in what seemed like 1-2 mins, and my contacts and favorites were showing up immediately.
    The user interface is neat. I liked how it separated items from folders and keyword and content results.
    I've had to work really hard to try and figure out how to fool this thing into giving me the wrong answer... but however I misspell and mess up searches it still seems to find the thing I'm looking for without having to go back and change my search. That's really extraordinary. It also more frequently than not brings the relevant items to the top. I was a little skeptical of the examples they give on their website about finding things like contacts from heavily mispelled searches, but it works really well.
    It has a unique way of showing the context for various folders and items that is really interesting and generally seemed a lot easier than the windows file system approach to digging through folders.

    Cons

    You have to pay for it, but I guess that when people take a lot of time to build something of quality its inevitable.

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  • 4 stars

    "Fast and Easy... really impressed"

    December 28, 2012   |   By dalkyebee

    Version: Aikin HyperSearch 1.0

    Pros

    Fast, accurate, and REALLY smart at providing relevant answers.
    Searches folder names as well as file names.
    Easy on the eyes, simple and straightforward
    Includes search bar inside Outlook... love it

    Cons

    None yet, but have only used for the last few hours, so until I know more I'll only give it 4 stars for first impressions.

    Summary

    This does a really good job at finding my emails and contacts, something I'm greatful for, and just feels "easy". The way it proactively helps you through email queries is very cool.

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  • 5 stars

    "Extremely fast and accurate search"

    December 28, 2012   |   By JHinkly

    Version: Aikin HyperSearch 1.0

    Pros

    I can type things in so many different ways and still find the item
    Not a resource hog
    No adware
    Indexes all my favorites from IE and Chrome
    Indexes Outlook items including archives I had loaded into Outlook
    Easy install
    Indexes fast
    No crashes... very stable

    Cons

    UI is pretty plain, but hey its a search app... wish it did facebook, twitter, and newsfeed search.

    Summary

    This is by far the fastest and most accurate search engine for the desktop I've ever used. Wow.

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