Copernic Desktop Search is an advanced search tool that indexes and scans your Windows PC's hard drives for specific files.
Powerful search: In stark contrast to the default Windows search option, Copernic Desktop Search gives you complete, detailed control over searching for files in a somewhat intuitive interface. Though Windows 7 and 8 have decent search features that should suffice for the average user, Copernic Desktop Search displays search parameters much more elegantly than Windows does.
Automatic filtering: Copernic Desktop Search automatically indexes and displays media files and documents via tabbed results. Many file types -- including movies, music, and documents -- are previewable in the Copernic Desktop Search interface as well.
Tedious trial procedure: To sign up for the full trial version, Copernic Desktop Search forces you to scour the Help section and click a link to request a trial key...from a French website. It's not the best process for enticing users to sign up for the Pro version. We would much prefer a trial version unlocked by default for 30 days in the native app.
Limited audience: It's hard to justify going Pro, especially when the built-in Windows search runs relatively satisfactorily for most common file types. There are other solutions for finding and managing hard-to-find files, such as spending a couple minutes to properly organize your email and data, or searching via power commands. Copernic's most notable advantages apply primarily to the most cluttered, file-hoarding, disorganized Windows users.
Copernic Desktop Search is a niche product for a small audience. For most users, the free version will be enough (if the default Windows search isn't already doing the job). Copernic does go that extra mile by throwing in email search from a single console, which could come in handy. Ultimately, Copernic Desktop Search accomplishes what it advertises and does it well, but the Pro version may be a tough sell. Download it and try it out for yourself.
It's time to download Copernic Desktop Search. Search, preview and act on the information stored in your computer and that is relevant to you. Copernic Desktop Search Home allows individuals to instantly search their files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored anywhere on their PC's hard drive. The application executes subsecond searching of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, Acrobat PDFs, multimedia.
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- arbitrarily stops indexing
- logs are faulty and meaningless on to which makes error tracking impossible
- support extreme long response times
- you buy the next version (after the previous one never worked) and the problems get wosre so you end up paying double for a product that never worked.
Getting worse with every release! I am a CDS user of the first days and have introduced this product to many of my clients and thus indirectly sold over 100.000 licences. The current version 6 does not work properly anymore. All you get when you ask support, is a set of succinct answers, denying that the product is faulty and putting you as the user in the focus. Copernic simply does not care. Some of my large scale clients have made the same experience and threw CDS out of their SW-portfolio. Again Copernic couldn't care less. It seems this company has passed it's peak and is on the downward side of the business life cycle. What a pity!
If you are looking for a reliable product that is built into your business processes, by all means keep your hands away from Copernic products!
All that's positive is that is has a nicer interface than the build-in Windows search
If you spent 15 minutes to figure out Windows' own search tool you can do everything that Copernic does for free!
I had a non-functioning version for one year, regularly contacting support and trying new solutions, but it never worked the way it should. Last thing support told me was to try the new version.
Well, that worked but after the trial period I had to pay for the new version again, while I never had a good working version in the first place. In the mean time I had gotten used to the free build-in Windows search, which does everything fast and reliable.
Crap support, that is only after your money, while the program they make is extremely expensive for what it is supposed to do. On top of that the software is buggy and does the same thing as Windows search does for free. Don't buy this!