Copernic Desktop Search is an advanced search tool for your Windows PC that indexes and scans your hard drives for specific files.
Powerful search: In stark contrast to the default Windows search option, Copernic Desktop Search gives users complete, granular control over searching for files in a somewhat intuitive interface. Though Windows 7 and 8 have decent search features that should be more than sufficient for the average user, Copernic Desktop Search goes the extra mile to display search parameters much more elegantly than Windows does by default.
Automatic filtering: Copernic Desktop Search will automatically index and display media files and documents via tabbed results. Many file types, including movies, music, and documents are previewable within the Copernic Desktop Search interface, as well.
Tedious trial procedure: In order to sign up for the full trial version, Copernic Desktop Search forces you to scour the Help section and click on a link to request a trial key...from a French Web site. It's not exactly the most compelling process for trying to entice users to sign up for the Pro version. We'd have much preferred a trial version just unlocked by default for 30 days within the native app.
Limited audience: It's hard to justify going Pro, especially when the built-in Windows search runs relatively satisfactory for most common file types. There are other solutions to managing and finding hard-to-find files, such as spending a couple minutes to properly organize your email and data or even searching via power commands in the rabbit hole that is Windows search or even command prompt. The most notable advantages of this product will primarily apply only to the most cluttered, file hoarding, disorganized Windows users.
Copernic Desktop Search is a niche product for a small audience. For most users, the Lite free version will be sufficient (if the default Windows wasn't already). Copernic Desktop Search does go that extra mile by throwing in email search, as well, from a single console, which admittedly could come in handy, but is ultimately a tough sell for what it asks for. That said, Copernic Desktop Search accomplishes what it advertises and does it well. 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.
Find your documents, files, emails and search their content all in one interface. Simpler and easier to use. Revamped interface to show the results with more refine criterias and a better preview. Now with the fastest indexing speed. Improved indexing speed and capacity. Making it the fastest of the desktop search tools. Lean & Powerful. Optimized to have the lowest memory foot print and computer resources usage. We're here for you to answer any of your questions
What's new in this version:
- Added the Early Update Access Program (Tools > Options > Advanced)
- Added banner ads in the Trial and Lite versions
- Added support for language files for GPO deployment
- Added the action "Delete" in the contextual menu for Microsoft Outlook emails
- Improved search launch when changing category when no keyword is entered in the search... See all new features »