8 or 9 years ago I discovered the most powerful desktop search tool I have ever used. It was called X1.
X1 was so good that even Yahoo licensed the technology for a time so they could compete against Google’s now defunct desktop search tool, and in my opinion it blew Google away.
But here’s the problem:
After upgrading my laptops and desktop computers about 5 bazillion times in the last 9 years I sort of forgot about X1 and just how much time it could save me when I was searching through 10 years worth of emails, files and documents that had collected on my hard drives.
So for the last few years I’ve just been using the built in Windows Desktop search tool because “it was there”. And it sucks.
However, last week I spent so much time trying to locate a lost email in my archives that I finally said “screw this, there has to be a better way”.
And for some strange reason I thought to myself “Man, I wish X1 search was still around“.
Well guess what…
I did a quick search online and I found out that X1 search is still around. Not only is it still around, it’s even more powerful than ever.
So I downloaded the free trial and within seconds I found that darn email that I was digging around for.
Plus I used it to locate a document that I wrote a few years ago and had thought I had lost forever. I couldn’t find it with my built in desktop tools but X1 found it for me in seconds.
X1 is Lightning-Fast and includes a really cool preview window that saves you even more time, something most competitors don’t offer.
So if you are looking for an extremely powerful desktop search tool that will save you a ton of time and money (because after all, time is money) then you really should check out” X1 Professional Client“.
They offer a fully functional free trial, no card required.
I’m not associated with the company in any way, shape or form.
I just thought you may enjoy using it to save as much time as I have.
Check it out:
Another good one that I tested out years ago (but haven’t recently) is Copernic Desktop Search
They have a completely free version that doesn’t look like it offers as much as X1, but then again, it’s free so there’s no harm in testing that one out for yourself as well.