Windows Desktop Search finds needles in haystacks

That’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. I’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 didn’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?). I’d recommend that those looking to go beyond the search abilities of Google Desktop take WDS for a spin.

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