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Dvygun Smart Search

By DVYGUN Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This handy application offers a quicker alternative to the Windows Search function, but lacks support for searching files over the network. Dvygun Smart Search's simple interface needs little explanation. On first use, the utility prompts you to create an index of all the files on your hard drive. It took only a couple minutes to index an average 20GB hard drive in our tests.

The program's menu bar contains nine icons to search for all files. You can easily narrow a search to selected categories such as documents, e-mails, audio files, videos, images, or even your contacts. A single field is provided to search terms within document files. Each category has additional options available to help narrow searches. Dvygun Smart Search is accurate and fast. Impressively, this utility can preview some file types or open Windows Explorer to display the folder containing your found file. Regular updating of your index is accomplished with a simple scheduler or during user-set idle times. However, due to the nature of the index, this utility can't search networked drives. Any user would find this effective freeware is a nice replacement for the Windows Search tool.

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Release November 7, 2008
Date Added September 16, 2005

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 2,838
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Developer's Description

A really fast desktop search tool for your emails and attachments, documents and file archives, media files and pictures, contacts and web-browser data. Unique relevancy calculator helps to find what you need even among several millions items, moreover speed of search remains sub-second. Each found document or email showed with context related citation, where search keywords being highlighted, so you can quickly understand its content. Creating of program's searchable index is very fast (2-4 Gb/hour). After initial indexing, new and updated items would be indexed instantly (on-the-fly). Program constructed to be lightest with respect to CPU and memory utilization.