Some of you will already be aware of my liking for that nifty little Outlook search add-in called LookOut. It's an excellent example of technology doing what technology should - making life a whole lot easier.
Now there's another little beauty to add to my all-time 'best software on the planet' list. I'm often searching for documents, either on my hard drive or on the web, and for years I've used the wonderful Copernic search software. Copernic are fairly low-profile, but they know how to do one thing really well, and that's design search and indexing software. The company's real gem hasn't seen much publicity however, and it's simply stunning.
Snappily entitled 'Copernic Desktop search' it will find any document, image, video or sound file on your hard drive from a keyword and display a list in one of the best interfaces I've seen - one click shows you a preview of the file in an Outlook-style reading pane. Put simply it's the best I've ever seen, and it's made even better by being absolutely free.
I insist that anyone who searches for documents on any kind of a regular basis downloads it at once from:-