Users around the world clamoring about the slow Outlook search feature can try out Lookeen
which is a search add-in built solely to compensate with what Office team missed out. It significantly speeds up searching regardless of what kind of search you are intending to do; emails, appointments, calendar items, notes, journals,etc. It caters all items and shows results with utter precision and lightning speed. What makes it distinctive from the rest of add-ins and search tools available out there is that it provides multitude of options to optimize and handle indexing of items and to manage previously made searches.
Editor's Note: This is a paid add-in which costs $40. You are free to use it for 14 days after which you will have to buy it.
is a nifty quick launcher for your Mac which sits quietly atop the menu bar and does the magic whenever it gets a call! It has been created keeping the ease-of-use in mind and makes finding files and searching the internet a whole lot faster and easier.
is a brilliant search application, which when installed, sits in your system tray and offers file search right from Windows Explorer, and certain other applications like FileZilla, WinZip, WinRar, 7-Zip, Windows Registry Editor, uTorrent, Task Manager, File Open/Save Dialogs, and much more.
Searching for relevant information from the web can be a tiresome task, where the data is huge and relevance is not guaranteed. Spammers also pollute search results abundantly, and the user is left between clicking through links, checking one out and then the other, going back, checking something else and so on. Outwit Docs
is a Firefox extension that filters out Word documents, Excel Spreadsheets, PDF files, and Presentations from search results and present them for direct download, instead of the user sorting through pages and pages of results.
Running a network is never an easy task, especially those with an abundance of shared files. Looking for a particular file or folder could become a next-to-impossible feat, where there can be thousands of files and folders accessible over the network of even a medium-sized corporate setup. For local disks and file systems, you get the search option - even if in the form of Windows' own search (which, by the way, is pretty decent in Windows 7) - but the same cannot be utilized for cross-network lookups. Network Search Engine
answers exactly this issue.
Tracker Search Tool
is the default search tool in Ubuntu which is used for locating files and folders on your computer by name or content. It is a very handy tool that lets you do a full-text search against your files, and it uses the categories to group similar files together. You can launch it from Applications > Accessories > Tracker Search Tool
By default Windows Explorer has Recent Search Suggestions enabled in Windows 7
. If you are one of those users who are looking to disable it due to various reasons, then this guide is for you.
Beagle is a desktop search application for Ubuntu. It is used to search files, folders, images, documents, emails, notes, and videos within your system. You can also search files using the default search feature of Ubuntu which is located in Places > Search For File
, but the advantage of Beagle is speed, reliability, and accuracy.
If you want to subscribe to technology news, what will you do? You definitely try your luck searching for technology blogs and news sites at Google and other search engines. But Google, Yahoo, and other search engines are not build for searching RSS feeds, they are build for searching the content inside the websites.
Feedmil is a search engine build specifically for searching feeds of various topic-based websites and blogs. It has a large database of blogs and websites that focus on a specific niche. Just type the keyword that interests you, such as Technology, Software, Google, Windows, Food, etc and it will list all blogs and websites that come under that keyword. Read More
SearchBox Sync is a small add-on for Firefox that updates the search box content every time you make a search on any popular search engine(Google, Yahoo, Live, Amazon, Wikipedia, YouTube, eBay, etc). You must be thinking how it’s helpful? But once you get used to it, you will find it very useful in certain circumstances. It saves us from typing the search terms over and over again. Read More
Are you tired of using Windows Search to find files on your computer? Windows Search has come a long way, but it lacks some decent features. It runs on the principle of indexing, every time you copy a new file to your computer it is indexed. If the file is not indexed, then you will have no luck in finding it. Also note that when a user performs a search, Windows first scans the whole index and then displays the result, this scanning can take a long time if your index is huge.
Super Finder XT is a free search tool for Windows that is both quick and robust. There are two modes: Simple(for starters) and Advanced(for pros). On the main window in advanced mode, you will find option to search for text(Text, Unicode, or Hex), exclude specified extensions or file/folder name, and other useful options. Read More
Amazanian is a free search engine that searches Amazon.com for different products and only show those that are eligible for free shipping. In short, the whole search engine is based on searching Amazon products that ship for free. On the main page, apart from the search bar, you will find top 10 best selling Books and DVDs that ship for free.
On the left sidebar you can browse for top selling products by different categories. You have options to search for only Prime items or not. According to Amazon, Read More
I came across Googleman while browsing blindly through different apps. According to the developer, it is a fun and pointless application that launches google.com in style of the Batman 60s TV Show, complete with spinning Google logo and sound effects. Sound’s cool , right? Since I was a big fan of retro Batman TV shows, I couldn’t miss this app. Read More
BlueMirror(formerly known as Octopus) is a free software for Windows which you can use to index all CDs and DVDs, making them easily searchable later. You can search all indexed data at once saving you a lot of time, especially if you have a large CD and DVD collections.
Note: The latest release comes with a new feature: ability to index external hard disk. Read More
If you use Gmail frequently, you will find that searching for a specific photo, video, document, or any file inside your emails is quite difficult. Sure, you can use the build-in Gmail Search box but it is better used for searching emails, finding the right photos or any other file still remains a difficult task.
This is where Xoopit comes in. It is a small handy add-on for Firefox that customizes your Gmail so that finding photos, videos and other files becomes a piece of cake. In short, Xoopit converts your simple old inbox into a social inbox.
Do you want to search a file on your computer but don't remember the name of it? But if you remember the dates before and after the file was created or modified, then you can find it easily using a simple syntax in Windows 7 and Vista. In Windows XP you can use the Search Companion to search for files created or modified between two given dates. This tutorial will focus on Windows 7 and Windows Vista only.
In Windows, NoFolderOptions policy hides the folder options from control panel and even disables the Show Folder and Search options from the command under Tools Menu in Windows Explorer. If your computer is not a part of an office environment or any other organizational network than you might be having a risk of a virus which disables these options as a part of infection. This policy in the registry also hides the file extensions to known file types so that the virus may infect your system in stealth. To enable this option, follow these simple steps. Read More
Do you want to watch and download Movies, Music Videos and TV Shows in HD format but don't know where to get it from? This is where Vuze steps in. The interface of Vuze is a revamped version of the Azureus bit-torrent client with plenty of great new features including the support for HD content. While it works on the same principles of a bit-torrent client, the approach of sharing and downloading content has been changed. If you use utorrent or any other client and considering to try out new clients, its time to try Vuze. Read More
If you're doing a search that returns too many results, the best way to specify results is to learn how to perform power search using all the built in tools right in the Google's simplest layout. For example, you can limit the search results to a specific language (instead of changing the options in the Preferences dialog box, as explained in Perform a Basic Google Search, which affects all searches, you can limit just the current search to a specific language), specify words you do not want returned in the search results, and so on. In this post, I will cover some of the ways you can use to perform a power Google search, and get maximum specific search results out of it.
Do you want to track your package that you send through DHL, FedEx, UPS, or United States Postal Service? Yes, you can track the packages by going to their respective websites, but wouldn’t it be more convenient to track multiple packages from different companies on the same site? TrackThePack is one such site where you can track your packages without even signing up. Simply enter your tracking code and it will give you detailed information about your package within seconds. Read More