Thatâ€™s right folks, you read that headline right: I use Windows Desktop Search. And I love it.
I know, I should be using Google Desktop, with all sorts of Web 2.0 gadgets, widgets, thing-a-ma-bobbers, etc. Iâ€™ve used Google Desktop for a few years actually, but I was finding that in exchange for the 3GB of disk space that it started taking up, the benefits were a little limiting. I wanted to be able to sort my results in a variety of ways, to search things other than just basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook contents.
In short, I wanted more control of my desktop search. It was hard deleting my 3GB of Google Desktop; it felt like I was betraying the Web 2.0 world. When I installed Windows Desktop Search (WDS), I realized how badly I missed the double-press of my Ctrl key to bring up that useful Google search window. It didnâ€™t take long, however, to enjoy the detailed search results provided by the new WDS.
After about 6 months, WDS is fully embedded into my daily work life, and I can confidently say that I recommend to other Windows users (darn, did I let my usage of Windows just slip out there?). Iâ€™d recommend that those looking to go beyond the search abilities of Google Desktop take WDS for a spin.
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