Quick Tip: Find anything from your desktop

Why use Windows' built-in desktop search to find e-mails, documents, and other files when you could use something faster, smoother, and just as free?

There's no shame in being too lazy to browse for files on your desktop if you've got a fast desktop search app like Copernic Desktop Search or Google Desktop.

Both free apps install a small search bar on your desktop, and both are good at rooting around in your enormously crowded file trees to pluck the fruit of your very minimal labor.

But there are differences between the Google and Copernic's search apps. Tune in to this Quick Tip video to see what they are.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.