Alternatives to Windows Default Search Function

August 10, 2012

BACKLOG Alternatives to Windows Default Search Function

Makeuseof gives us “7 Awesome Alternatives to Windows Search.” Why not just use Windows Search to find stuff on your computer? You can, of course, but the article explains:

“Have you ever searched for a program, file or folder on your computer only to discover that the default search application takes longer to display your search than it does for you to go find it manually yourself? I have. And I’d imagine that most Windows users face this same dilemma.

“Although there are some things you can do to improve searching using the Windows Search – and the search application seems to be much more improved in Windows 7 – there are some excellent alternatives to the default Windows Search that you should consider.”

All list entries are free and hand you results faster than Windows Search. Some, writer Aaron Couch asserts, even pull up more accurate results. His seven picks are: UltraSearch, Snowbird,FileSearchEX, Super Finder XT, Locate32, Search Everything, and Launchy. See the write up for Couch’s description of each tool.

There’s no denying that free is great. However, that qualification left a couple of our favorites off this handy list: Sow Soft’s Effective File Search and Pocket Search from Gaviri. Both of these applications do offer free trials, so you can still get a free of charge.

Cynthia Murrell, August 10, 2012

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